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HSTA 101H 5-9 October Notes

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HSTA 101H 5-9 October Notes HSTA 101H - 00

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These notes begin Unit 2, moving from the very beginning of the American Revolution to the role of ideas and social roots in the revolution to the Loyalists and Opponents of the revolution.
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Date Created: 10/20/15
Revolutionary America 5 October 2015 o The American Revolution was the first time that New World Colonists fought to break from a European Empire 0 America was the first modern selfgoverning republic o Equality was a basis for sociopolitical order setting aside hereditary privileges of monarchyaristocracy 0 Creation of the American StateGovernmentEmpire constitution in 1787 as well as commercial might and westward expansion made the government more powerful o The turning point that sparked American Revolution was the French and Indian War 0 The war ends with the treaty of Paris Great Britain become the most powerful empire in the Old and New Worlds 0 British colonists were proud of the victory and cherished quotBritish Liberty I They felt as if they played a critical part in the war I Colonists celebrated British Constitution 0 British parliament was the quotprotector of liberties 0 quotNot merely as I am a colonist but as I am a Briton Benjamin Franklin 0 Transformations happened between 1763 and 1776 the ending of colonists love 0 The rebellion was not inevitable normal natural or necessary 0 The colonies changed to independent states and the British colonists became American citizens 0 Roots of the Revolution 0 Removal of the French from America left Britain and Colonies with no common enemy 0 Huge cost of war doubled Britain s debt taking up 60 of the imperial budget I 173 million pounds in debt at the end of the FrenchIndian War 0 Added costs of British Empire growing Mostly military I Parliament hoped the colonists would help pay hence the raised taxes 0 British recognition of illicit colonial trading ignoring British trade regulations I Smugglingcorruption 1733 Molasses Act I Grenville was the Prime Minister at the time tasked with reigning in the colonies o Enforced the navigation acts using the British Navy o Creates viceadmiralty courts which end jury trials that often ruled in favor of those evading trade regulations Eliminated jury nullification o The Molasses Act was enforced introduced a new Sugar Act of 1764 o Molasses and its significance to the American Colonies O Rum was the 1 mass marketed product in the colonies and 2 most important industry I 1 most important industry was shipping building ships Molasses was a byproduct of making sugar in the Caribbean I In 1770 Colonists imported 65 million gallons of this byproduct to make rum Colonists imported molasses from the French Caribbean not British simply because it was cheaper I British planters complained to Parliament for the lost business 0 Led to the 1733 Molasses Act tariff so high on French trading that it almost forced British trading 0 Colonists ignored the regulation and profited from it Sugar act of 1764 lowered the duty of molasses tariff hoping to lead the willing compliance of the colonists I Encouraged trade with the French and taxed it for the crown changing the regulationtax strategy I Colonists perceived this as a tax to raise revenue and were not happy I Significance This was the first time the parliament acted no just to regulate trade but to raise money 0 English Political theory was centered around parliament taxes and property 0 0 Parliament not the king had exclusive power to tax John Locke Property must not be taken from owners without consent I This was essential to British citizens Property was a source of personal independence life and liberty I Without it people could be starved into submission Colonists were not represented in Parliament had given no consent for taxation I Sugar act deprived colonists from their most essential British Rights I quotNo Taxation Without Representation I Violated the British constitution The Role of Ideas in the Revolution 7 October 2015 o Colonial sea ports Philadelphia New York City Boston were sites of revolutionary crowd actionradicalism o Mobs and protests ie tarring and feathering British Customs Officers 0 Patriots such as John Adams thought it was a little too much 0 Economic decline post 1764 Economic underpinnings of the revolution 0 Seaports filled with Atlantic working class I This is why quotrabblesquot were in the seaports 0 Post FrenchIndian War recession 0 Conditions worsen with colonial resistance to British policies I Nonimportation agreements colonists refused to import British goods 0 1775 Concord with Lexington first battles of the revolution 0 1774 Coercive Intolerable Acts closed the Boston harbor until people paid Britain back for the Tea Party I Also suspended popular government loyalists were appointed to office I Meant to make an example of the colony but galvanized colonial activity 0 Concord becomes the stockpile for wartime goods rice flower meat wheelbarrows guns cannons etc I 700 British soldiers sent to take down rebel leaders John Hancock Samuel Adams I Paul Revere quotThe British are coming I Shot heard around the world that no one claimed beginning of the war 0 Uncertainty in Concord leading up to the war 1770 hidden factors behind revolution 0 Concord settled in 1635 as a farming community founded by the Puritans o Socioeconomic order threatened as competition increased for access to land for farming raising foodstuffs cattle grazing I Absence of primogeniture fathers give all land to their first son I Colonists divide land among all sons causing decrease of farm size over generations 0 3rel generation farmers buy nearby land to ensure enough to give their sons 0 4th generation farmers have no more land to buy old farmlands are exhausted I No money to buy more land small inheritance due to the post French ndian War recession o Patriarchy male power in the household controlled children labor particularly sons I Men prided in ability to provide for children s future good inheritance of land or dowries when daughters got married I Providing these things were key to controlling children s labor I Declined weakened as a result of socioeconomic changes I Declined prospects led to daughters leaving the home earlier 0 Working as house maids or something else to make their own money 0 Married down in status rather than up ceasing elite growth I Sons left home much earlier no longer helping on farms 0 Joined the frontier looking for their own land Loyalists and Opponents of the Revolution 9 October 2015 0 Thomas Brown age 24 wealthy man that came to the colonies in 1774 o Settled in Augusta GA with intentions of making a plantation o Bought a 5600 acre estate then obtained more landlaborers through political influences o Intended to live in the quotBritish Colonies for the rest of his life quietly I Selfinterest made him loyal to the King and British Empire 0 August 1775 150 armed men demanded him to join to revolution he refused I One hit his head with butt of musket dragged him to town I Tied him to a tree tarred him set his feet on fire partially scalped him I After this he transformed from noncombatant to enemy of revolution 0 Lead the loyalist militia known as quotKing s Rangers 0 Complicating Revolution 0 Beyond the quotglorious case of liberty revolution ordeal and chaos messy I Major decision for people was rebellionradical or loyaltyconservative 0 Taxes socioeconomics coercion all important factors 0 Loyalists made up between 15 and 13 of all EuroAmerican Colonists I As many as 500000 white colonists were loyalists becoming the first minority in US History I Great Diversity geographic class ethnicity time of immigration to New World occupation social status religion 0 Beyond royal officials o Cosmopolitan UrbanDwellers and Backcountry Farmers alike I Jacob Bailey Anglican Minister born into Puritan family in MA 0 Educated at Harvard converted to Church of England 0 Breaking from king is like breaking from the church 0 Rebelling was treason and sacrilege o 1779 fled New England with family for Nova Scotia 0 Common practice for scared loyalists at the time I Loyalist Ideals 0 Security stability freedom within the British Empire 0 Feared economic decline threat of anarchyslavery 0 Dominant and normal position before 1775 before LexingtonConcord o In response to Intolerable Acts Continental Congress 1774 remains loyal to the Crown I quotUnion of Britain and the Colonies on a Constitutional Foundation toasted 0 Need for reform within empire not independence I Joseph Galloway quotPlan for Home Rule 1774 0 Appropriate representation in British parliament is impractical o Suggests colonial parliament 0 quotGrand Council with president general 0 Representatives from each colony 0 Power to run internal colonial affairs 0 Veto legislation from British Parliament bearing on colonies taxes 0 Maintains benefits of imperial trade and military protection 0 Avoids quotall the horrors of civil war and inevitable quotwin of America 0 5 states support 6 oppose the plan fails to pass congress 0 Future path of Canada 1867 passes this plan 0 Significance 0 Last attempt to preserve ties with Britain 0 Reveals loyalist thinking They wanted to reform not rebel After his plan fails he become superintendent of police in Philadelphia joined the British army o In 1778 returns to Britain for good I Post 1775 being a loyalist becomes increasingly dangerous Peer pressure and mob violenceassaults o Patriots were persecutors Many people joined revolution to escape mob persecution 0 Was it free choice In every colony public officials worked to repress loyalist ideasspeech 0 Contrast to US foundations in free speech Committees of safety and inspection Police were domestic enemy o Patrolled speech taxes militia service o If you opposed the revolution you were in trouble 0 Loyalty oaths Swear to the revolution or be punished Revolutionary State Governments 1776 o Treason acts aiding the British meant death or forfeiture of property 0 Banned speaking out against the revolution


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