hst409 | undergraduate
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Causes of the American Revolution
- Describe the social, political, and economic conditions of the colonies prior to 1763.
- Explain the significance imperial wars played in shaping American attitudes toward the British government.
- Discuss how American colonists responded to changes in British government policy after the French and Indian War.
- Describe the events that led to increased confrontation and tensions between the North American colonies and Great Britain between 1763 and 1776.
The American Revolutionary Moment
- Analyze the Declaration of Independence in the context of Enlightenment ideas about liberty and freedom.
- Describe how the Declaration of Independence incorporated new ideas about government and society.
- Discuss how the protests in the American colonies that took place between 1773 and 1776 differed from earlier colonial protests.
The American Revolutionary War
- Compare the goals and objectives of British and American war strategies.
- Analyze the role of Loyalists during the American Revolutionary War.
- Discuss the significance of Native American involvement in the war.
- Identify the major turning points of the war.
A Revolution for Whom? The Effect on Native Americans, African Americans, and Women
- Discuss the American Revolutionâs economic, political, and legal influence on women in the new United States.
- Describe the effects the American Revolution had on Native Americans.
- Analyze the American Revolutionâs effects on the status of African Americans.
Legacies of the American Revolution
- Describe the government set up under the Articles of Confederation.
- Compare differences in the distribution of power between the Constitution adopted in 1788 with the Articles of Confederation.
- Summarize the debates between the Federalists and anti-Federalists.
- Discuss the legacy of ideas flowing from the American Revolutionary War.
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