started as a drama over smuggling into spain (colonial problems can develop into greater issues)
begins as french and indian war and develops into global war.
canada and parts of india
new PM says they’ll only enforce the law they already had; in particular law on customs (trade)
Reached Across the Atlantic but
Not British Jurisdiction
Insignificant amount of money was being collected so parliament ___ except for the one on tea. (symbol of british authority)
(PM thruout the entirety of american revolution).
boston harbor blockaded until tea is reimbursed and til they reimbursed parliament of the tax they would have made.
– set up govt of former french colony with only an appointed council; gave special recognition to catholocism; extends former french province into ohio valley
Attempt to Stop Western Expansion,
to sponsor the spread of popery, &
to establish non-representative
Gathered in philidelphia to discuss collective efforts to defend colonial rights
believed parliament had no supremacy over colonists
gov. of massachusetts; seizes amunition at bunker hill
1500 colonists hold off the british but run out of amo so the british win.
– did not meet for independence
create continental army;
compromise for peace; *asks king to deal with colonial grievances and to treat the colonial assemblies as co= with parliament.
war is inevitable; should already be building navy and capturing british officials.
King rejects what petition and declares them to be in rebellion
mad at parliament but united under the crown
the govt receives their just powers from the consent of the ppl (the rt to rule comes from consent of governed).
Colonies should break from Britain entirely. Break with king along with parliament; the american faith in monarchy is entirely unjustified and the crown stood as source of arbitrary power/govt. Law should be king.
of government with
Violate the “Unalienable Rights" to “Life,
Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness"
of Their People, the Latter had the
Right to Rebel
begins to negotiate with colonials because hes not getting any help from the british. (they refuse to negotiate).
capture NY in 1776
Oct 17, 1777
providing military loans and harass british navy
France in the East Indies,
West Indies, and America
also to protect baltic trade (not only supplying americans with war supplies)
Facing refusal of ___ to stop trading with the american colonies
ends war (AM REV). Grants independence. Gave america all land from apps to mississippi river