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The Duel & Road to

Revolution
AP Chapters 6 & 7
Louis XIV – The Sun King
Quebec
 1608
 Samuel de
Champlain
Hurons
 Allied with French
to defeat their old
enemy the Iroquois
 In return, the
Iroquois:
 Ravaged….
 Slowed..
 Served…
New France
 Primary source of
wealth: fur trade
especially beavers
 French fur trappers
would travel
extensively through
North America
Jesuits
 French Catholic
missionaries that
tried to convert
the Indians
 Filled vital role as
explorers &
geographers
 Antoine Cadillac
founded Detroit
 La Salle founded the
colony of Louisiana
 Later New Orleans is
established in 1718
King William’s War
Queen Anne’s War
King George’s War
(War of Jenkins’s Ear)
The Seven Years
War
 “French & Indian
War”
 21 yr old George
Washington…
 Fort Necessity…
 July 4, 1754
French Acadians in Nova Scotia
 Brutally uprooted by
the British in 1775
 Most sent to LA
(about 4,000)
 Today over a million
“Cajuns” there
Albany Plan of Union - 1754
The Real Fighting Begins…
 Braddock  Pitt
The Plains of Abraham…
Treaty of Paris
(1763)
 French Power fades
in North America…
 Proclamation Line of
1763 angers many…
 Marks the end of
salutary neglect…
Daniel Boone….
Pontiac’s
Rebellion
 1763 Ottawa Chief
leads a handful of
tribes…
 British send regular
troops (want colonies
to pay for them)….
 Rebellion crushed but
creates further
problems…
 Republicanism…  Plato
 Radical Whigs…
 Impact on the
Colonists…
Mercantilism
 Advantages  Disadvantages
 Protection  Stifled Economy
 Assured Trade  Currency Issues
 Colonists used butter,
nails, pitch & feathers
Adam Smith
 Scottish born “Father
of Economics”
 Argued against
Mercantilism in
Wealth of Nations
 Encouraged free
trade
Prime Minister
George Grenville
 Britain: Biggest
Empire and Biggest
Debt
 Proclamation Line
(1763)
 Enforce Navigation
Laws
 Sugar Act (1764)
 Quartering Act (1765)
 Stamp Act (1765)
Colonial Reaction
Stamp Act
Congress 1765
 Largely Ignored but…
 Nonimportation
Agreements &
Boycotts took their
toll…
 Sons of Liberty…
 1766 Parliament
repeals the Stamp
Act..
 Passes the
Declaratory Act
Charles
Townshend
 Townshend Acts
(1767) indirect tax on
glass, paper, paint &
tea….
George III
 “A good man, a bad
ruler”
 Townshend Acts
were a failure…
repealed by
Parliament – except
for the 3 pence tax on
tea…
Samuel Adams
 “Zealous, tenacious,
and courageous” he
was a “master
propagandist and
engineer of rebellion”
 Organized the
Committees of
Correspondence…
Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts) 1774
 Boston Port Act…
 New Quartering Act…
 Quebec Act…
1st Continental Congress - 1774
The Shot Heard ‘Round the World
April 1775 Lexington & Concord
 Minute Men…
 8 Americans – 70
British killed…
Edmund
Burke
 Led Whig
opposition…felt the
battle for British
freedom was being
fought in America…