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1 What caused the American Revolution??? By Your Name Insert Picture

2 Great Britain 1770 Origin: Part of Roman Empire around 55 B.C. Unified around 1000 A.D. Great Britain formed around 1700 A.D. Population: 6,400,000 Size: 88,744 sq. miles Economy: Belief in mercantilism (trade with the colonies should profit the home country). Beginnings of industrialization Military: Large professional army (10,000 solidiers in 13 colonies). Largest and most powerful navy in the word. Tax Rate: approximately 20% “The sun never sets on the British Empire.” picture

3 13 Colonies 1770 Origin: 13 colonies formed between years 1607 and 1732 Population: 2,140,000 Size: 360,000 sq. miles Economy: exporting cash crops, timber production, fishing, trading with Great Britain. Military: Amateur militia made up of volunteers from each town/colony. No Navy. Tax Rate: approximately 2-5% depending on the colony picture

4 Navigation Acts Year(s): 1650 – 1696 p Summarize Colonist Perspective: British Perspective:

5 French and Indian War Year(s): p Summarize Colonist Perspective: British Perspective:

6 Proclamation of 1763 Year(s): 1763 p. 97 Summarize How did the map of North America change after the French and Indian War? Colonist Perspective: British Perspective:

7 Sugar and Stamp Act Year(s): p Summarize Colonist Perspective: British Perspective:

8 Townshend Acts Year(s): 1767 p. 100 Summarize Colonist Perspective: British Perspective:

9 Boston Massacre Year(s): 1770 p. 101 Summarize Colonist Perspective: British Perspective: picture

10 Boston Tea Party Year(s): 1773 p. 102 Summarize Colonist Perspective: British Perspective:

11 Intolerable Acts Year(s): 1774 p Summarize Why did Great Britain pass the Intolerable Acts? Colonist Perspective: British Perspective:

12 Shots Fired! Year(s): April – May 1775 p Battles of Lexington and Concord Battle of Bunker Hill Colonist Perspective: British Perspective:

13 2 nd Continental Congress Year(s): June 1776 p. 119 Summarize How did the 2 nd Continental Congress contribute to the “birth” or our country? Colonist Perspective: British Perspective:


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