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					The American Revolution


 Differing Schools of Thought

        THE CAUSE?
   Today’s Target Objective
What factors made the mercantile/colonial
relationship between England and the
American colonies irreparable?
     What factors made the mercantile/colonial relationship
    between England and the American colonies irreparable?




Proclamation line 1763
What did the colonists believe their rights to be?
Why did England do this?
     What factors made the mercantile/colonial relationship
    between England and the American colonies irreparable?




The stamp act

Do you know the difference between a DIRECT TAX and
an INDIRECT TAX?
     What factors made the mercantile/colonial relationship
    between England and the American colonies irreparable?




Colonists bite back
Local tax collectors – punished.
Send in British tax collectors – Stirrings of rebellion
What was the Government supposed to do?
     What factors made the mercantile/colonial relationship
    between England and the American colonies irreparable?




Organize to demand rights or…
1/3 of the Colonists were “Patriots”
1/3 of the Colonists were “Loyalists”
1/3 of the Colonists were somewhat indifferent.
 What factors made the mercantile/colonial relationship
between England and the American colonies irreparable?
 What factors made the mercantile/colonial relationship
between England and the American colonies irreparable?

       The Unique Revolution
 American colonies had established leaders
 and institutions (period of neglect)
 There was support from the “established”
 Loyalists were never slaughtered
 The first generation of revolutionaries saw
 their vision endure.
 Public debate brought about compromise
 What factors made the mercantile/colonial relationship
between England and the American colonies irreparable?

               Why Revolt?
There are several
schools of thought on
the American
Revolution
   The Liberty School
   The Imperial School
   The Political-Social
   School
   The Economic School
                                  King George III
 What factors made the mercantile/colonial relationship
between England and the American colonies irreparable?
The Liberty School of Thought
                              Simple and
                              nationalistic
                              A disgust for tyranny
                              Desired self-
                              government
                              The revolution was a
                              political and
                              constitutional
                              movement
  Thomas Jefferson
 What factors made the mercantile/colonial relationship
between England and the American colonies irreparable?
   Imperial School of Thought
 Proponents ask, “Was
 the empire so bad?”
 The answer is no, but
 the colonists grew
 selfish
 There was no integrity
 in the Revolution,
 leaders changed their
 inspiration as it suited
 their needs                        Aaron Burr
 What factors made the mercantile/colonial relationship
between England and the American colonies irreparable?
     Political-Social School of
              Thought
                              Revolution started as
                              the establishment’s
                              negotiation
                              The fervor of the
                              Revolution found its
                              way into the minds
                              and hearts of average
                              men
                              Magnified England's
   Samuel Adams               “sins.”
 What factors made the mercantile/colonial relationship
between England and the American colonies irreparable?
  The Economic School of
                   Thought
 There was little idealism
 at all in shaping the
 Revolution
 Colonists revolted because
 they were being limited
 economically
 A war between competing
 capitalists
 Mercantilism conflicted
 with growing economic
 independence
                               Alexander Hamilton
   Today’s Target Objective
What factors made the mercantile/colonial
relationship between England and the
American colonies irreparable?

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