3 American Ideas vs. British Control For almost 100 years, American colonial governments enjoyed relative “self -government” from Britain.In 1760, King George III takes the throne and demands more control over America
6 “French & Indian War”The “French & Indian War” ( ) made things worse.The war was extremely expensive for the British government, leading to increased taxes in America.”
7 “No Taxation Without Representation” American colonists resented these new taxes by the British.Since they had no representation in the British Parliament, they felt they should not have to pay taxes.
8 “No Taxation Without Representation” Today, citizens of Washington DC do NOT have voting representation in the U.S. Congress.Is this the same thing as it was in 1765?
14 “Declaration of Independence” Independence – self reliance and freedom from outside control.Written by Thomas Jefferson
15 “Declaration of Independence” Part I: PreambleThis explains why the Continental Congress drew up this declaration.
16 “Declaration of Independence” Part II: Declaration of Natural RightsThis lists the rights of the citizens, explaining that in a “republic”, the people form the government to protect their rights.
17 “Declaration of Independence” Part III: List of GrievancesThis lists the colonists’ complaints against the British government (singling out King George for the blame).
18 “Declaration of Independence” Part IV: Resolution of IndependenceThis declares that the colonies are “Free and Independent States” with full power to make war, form alliances, and trade with others.
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