Mizzou HIST 1100 - Mid Term Study Guide (5 pages)

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Hist 1100 - Survey of American History to 1865

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I Essay1 Causes of American Revolution The war was triggered by an event in April 1775 British soldiers intending to capture a colonial arms depot at Concord Massachusetts clashed with colonial militiamen Someone no one knows exactly who fired a shot and eight years of fighting began While political separation from England may not have been the majority of colonists original goal independence and the creation of a new nation the United States was the ultimate result a No one event can be pointed to as the actual cause of the revolution the war began as a disagreement over the way in which Great Britain treated the colonies versus the way the colonies felt they should be treated b Colonial an emerging middle class with a rallying cry of unalienable rights to life liberty and property c Economical d Government Representation Greatly affected by John Locke s philosopher of the American Revolution idea of ones natural rights to life liberty and property e Transformation during 1775 f Changes in imperial policy after French and Indian War July 1776 The British victory in the French and Indian War had a great impact on the British Empire Firstly it meant a great expansion of British territorial claims in the New World But the cost of the war had greatly enlarged Britain s debt Moreover the war generated substantial resentment towards the colonists among English leaders who were not satisfied with the financial and military help they had received from the colonists during the war All these factors combined to persuade many English leaders that the colonies needed a major reorganization and that the central authority should be in London The English leaders set in motion plans to give London more control over the government of the colonies and these plans were eventually a big part of the colonial resentment towards British imperial policies that led to the American Revolution The war had an equally profound but very different effect on the American colonists First of all



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