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Title: The American Revolution


1
The American Revolution
  • America Breaks Away!

2
Outcomes
  • 3.9 discuss the causes and outcomes of the
    American Revolution with particular emphasis on
    the impact on African people, i.e., Black
    Loyalists, Black Refugees.

3
Canada 1776(Fort Cumberland)
4
US 1776(Washington Crosses the Delaware)
5
The American Revolutionary War
  • 1776
  • The Intolerable Acts
  • Broke the 13 colonies away from Britian violently
  • Solved the issue of slavery through cementing the
    economics of slavery
  • Slaves encouraged to run away and join Britain
    made promises

6
The Intolerable Acts
  • The Tea Act Allowed the British East India
    Company to charge a tax on the import of tea into
    the 13 colonies which was applicable after the
    government taxes so inherently it acted as a tax
    on taxes
  • The Stamp Act Taxed the paper used for stamps
    and currency
  • The Quebec Act Increased the territory belonging
    to the province of Quebec by taking it from the
    13 colonies
  • Townsend Acts Set out the amount of taxes that
    should be paid by the colonies designed to make
    the colonies pay their share
  • Declatory Act Declared the colonies were as
    affected by the British Parliament as England was
    herself

7
The Boston Tea Party
8
Terms
  • Loyalist
  • Someone who remained loyal to England
  • Implied white
  • Black Loyalist
  • Someone who remained loyal to England in the
    Revolution
  • Implied slave or former slave

9
The Promise
  • Break away from the colonies
  • Fight for the British
  • Get free land
  • Get free transportation
  • Get free housing
  • Get tools and seeds to start up
  • Get free supplies for a year

10
Spreading the Word
11
The Promise
12
Letter of Promise - Loyalists
13
Proclamation of Promise to Slaves
14
Certificate of Freedom
15
Consequences of Getting Caught
16
The promise was made to loyalists and black
loyalists alike!
  • An additional promise for the black loyalist
    run away and join any British Garrison and you
    get all of the promised items AND freedom

17
Promises kept?
  • For the loyalists if they could prove they left
    the colonies in service of the British

18
Promises kept Black Loyalists?
  • Black loyalists had to prove service or that they
    ran away
  • Given old army supplies and clothing
  • Given old/used tools
  • Given fewer food stuffs, fewer general supplies
  • Given materials to build the houses not always
    good quality
  • Last priority for land rocky, acidic, small
    parcels of land
  • Freedom but some did submit to slavery in place
    of starvation

19
The Ideal
20
The Reality A family on the Hammonds Plains Road
21
Refugees
  • Ran from war and soldiers
  • If they ran to the British and worked in their
    service they would be protected

22
Black Refugees
  • Offered the same protection
  • Got some protections but would be considered last

23
Formative
  • Would you have done it?
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