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1 Chapter 10 Section 4 Colonial Empires and the American Revolution

2 Colonial Empires in Latin America After the Spanish and Portuguese colonized the Americas, a new civilization arose that we call Latin America. Latin America was a multiracial society.

3 Colonial Empires in Latin America Europeans and Native Americans intermarried; their offspring were known as mestizos. Mulattoes– offspring of Europeans and Africans– were also part of the unique society of Latin America.

4 Colonial Empires in Latin America The Portuguese and Spanish sought ways to profit from their colonies. One source of wealth was gold and silver, but farming was more lucrative in the long run.

5 Colonial Empires in Latin America An important feature of Latin American agriculture was the dominant role of the large landowner. The system of large landowners and dependent peasants has remained a lasting part of Latin America.

6 Colonial Empires in Latin America The colonies of Portuguese Brazil and Spanish Latin America lasted over 300 years. Colonial officials in Latin America had much freedom in carrying out their imperial policies.

7 Colonial Empires in Latin America The European rulers were determined to spread Christianity. Catholic missionaries spread throughout the colonies.

8 Colonial Empires in Latin America They brought the Native Americans into missions, where the natives could be converted, taught trades and encouraged to farm. Missions allowed the missionaries to control the lives of the Native Americans.

9 Colonial Empires in Latin America The Catholic Church built schools in the colonies, where the Native Americans were taught the basics of reading and writing and arithmetic. Women could enter convents to become nuns.

10 Colonial Empires in Latin America Many nuns worked outside their convents by running schools and hospitals. One of these nuns, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, urged that women be educated.

11 Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

12 Cruz was a well-known Latin American literary figure. She converted and entered the convent so she could write poetry and plays. She had been rejected from the University of Mexico b/c she was a woman.

13 Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Cruz died at the age of 43 while nursing the sick during an epidemic in Mexico City.

14 Britain and British North America The United Kingdom of Great Britain came into being in 1707, when the governments of England and Scotland united. The term British came to refer to the English and the Scots.

15 Britain and British North America A new dynasty, the Hanoverians, took power in From the 1 st Hanoverian king, George I, their chief ministers were allowed to handle Parliament and so they were very powerful.

16 Britain and British North America Robert Walpole was Englands 1 st prime minister from 1721 to 1742.

17 Britain and British North America The middle class wanted Britains trade and empire expanded. One place for expansion was North America, where Britain controlled Canada and 13 colonies on the eastern coast of the present United States.

18 Britain and British North America Merchants in the colonial ports of Boston, Philadelphia, New York, and Charleston did not want the British government to run their affairs. Colonies had their own legislatures and often acted independently.

19 REVIEW 1) What were mestizos? 2) What religious denomination were the missions in Latin America? 3) Who was Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz? 4) Who was Robert Walpole?

20 GROUP WORK GIVEN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD, WERE THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE SUCCESSFUL IN BRINGING CHRISTIANITY TO THEIR COLONIES?

21 BELL RINGER 1) What were mestizos? 2) What religious denomination were the missions in Latin America? 3) Who was Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz? 4) Who was Robert Walpole?

22 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION After the Seven Years War, Britain needed more revenue from the colonies. In 1765 Parliament imposed the Stamp Act.

23 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Printed material such as legal documents and newspapers had to carry a stamp showing that a tax had been paid to Britain. After strong opposition, the act was repealed in 1766.

24 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION The American colonies and Great Britain had numerous crises throughout the 1770s. The First Continental Congress convened in 1774.

25 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Fighting between Britain and the colonists erupted at Lexington and Concord in 1775.

26 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION In 1776 the signing of Thomas Jeffersons stirring Declaration of Independence formally declared the colonies intent to be independent.

27 Declaration of Independence

28 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION The help of foreign countries was essential to the colonies cause. France supplied arms and men, and formally recognized the American state in The Spanish and the Dutch also joined in against Great Britain.

29 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION The volunteer American forces finally beat the well-trained professional British army after defeating General Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781.

30 British Surrender at Yorktown.

31 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION The treaty of Paris in 1783 recognized the independence of the American colonies and gave the Americans control of the western territory from the Appalachians to the Mississippi River.

32 Treaty of Paris in 1783 John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, William Temple Franklin

33 REVIEW 1) Why did Britain pass the Stamp Act? 2) When did the First Continental Congress meet? 3) Where were the 1 st battles of the American Revolution? 4) What treaty ended the American Revolution?

34 WRITING ACTIVITY HOW WOULD AMERICA BE DIFFERENT NOW IF THE BRITISH HAD WON THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR? 1 PAGE, NO LINE SKIPPING!

35 BELL RINGER 1) Why did Britain pass the Stamp Act? 2) When did the First Continental Congress meet? 3) Where were the 1 st battles of the American Revolution? 4) What treaty ended the American Revolution?

36 THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION The 13 former colonies were now states, having created a new social contract. They had little interest in forming a country with a strong central government.

37 THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION Each kept to its own affairs, as the weak Articles of Confederation showed. Soon it was clear the government under the Articles lacked the power to deal with the new nations problems.

38 THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION In 1787 delegates met in Philadelphia to revise the Articles. That meeting became the Constitutional Convention. The delegates wrote a plan for a new national government. The plan became the Constitution.

39 Constitutional Convention

40 THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION The proposed Constitution created a federal system. Power is shared between the national and state governments.

41 THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION The national (federal) government had the power to levy taxes, raise an army, regulate trade, and create a national currency.

42 THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION The federal government was divided into 3 branches in a system of checks and balances. The president (executive branch) had the power to execute laws, veto the legislatures acts, supervise foreign affairs, and direct military forces.

43 THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION The 2 nd branch, the legislative, consisted of the Senate, elected by the state legislatures, and the House of Representatives, elected directly by the people.

44 THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION The Supreme Court and other courts made up the 3 rd Branch called the Judicial Branch. The courts were to enforce the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.

45 THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION The promise of a Bill of Rights helped get the Constitution adopted. These 10 amendments guaranteed freedom of religion, speech, press, petition, and assembly.

46 THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION They gave Americans the right to bear arms and to be protected from unreasonable search and seizures. They guaranteed a trial by jury, due process of law, and the protection of property rights.

47 THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION Many of these rights were derived from the natural rights proposed by the 18 th Century philosophes.

48 REVIEW 1) Where did the Constitutional Convention meet? 2) What are the 3 branches of Government? 3) Name three rights that the Bill of Rights gives.

49 WRITING ACTIVITY AN IRONY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IS THAT FOUNDERS SUCH AS THOMAS JEFFERSON CONTINUED TO OWN SLAVES, NOT ENTIRELY PRACTICING WHAT THEY PREACHED. IF A PERSON DOES NOT PRACTICE WHAT HE OR SHE PREACHES, IS THAT SUFFICIENT REASON TO REJECT THE IDEAS HE OR SHE SUGGESTS?


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