Ch. 4-7 EQs
1. The Great Awakening contributed to the separation of church and state in the colonies because it occurred within all people across all denominational lines which made people more tolerant of other religions. Some of those people included political leaders that translated that philosophy of tolerance into the law and later into the Bill of Rights where they included “freedom of religion”. Also, new churches stemmed from the Great Awakening that were separatists that did not want to be tied to the state.
2. The French and Indian War helped cause the American Revolution by giving the colonists a realization that they can be successful without the British and forcing the British to raise taxes which upset the colonists. The colonists realized they could become independent because before the British arrived to support the colonists, they developed a war tactic with the help from some of the Natives who were allied with them called Guerilla Warfare that uses the element of surprise and fear to defeat the enemy. Once the British came over, though, they forbade the colonists from using this tactic which caused a few losses for the colonists and made winning that much more difficult, causing resentment and tension between the British colonists and their mother country. Another factor that contributed to the American Revolution is the amount of debt that the British acquired after winning the war because it forced them to create and enforce taxes in the colonies more
The American Revolution was fought from 1775-1783, the war happened because of the tension that was building between Great Britain and their thirteen colonies. From 1607 to 1763, Britain gave the thirteen colonies benign and salutary neglect. Even though the colonists lived under the Mercantilist doctrine, they were still allowed to prosper while under Great Britain’s authority. The French and Indian war changed their relationship.Great Britain going to war with France caused them to accumulate a lot of debt. They thought heavily taxing the colonists would help them pay off their debt. The colonists were unaware of the taxing until Great Britain started taxing them on tea, which they drank daily. This caused their taxing plan to backfire. Great Britain 's relationship with the colonies developed into an armed conflict that caused the colonists to declare their independence in 1776. “The first shots heard around the world” of the Revolutionary War were supposedly heard at Lexington and Concord. France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists, the French were persuaded by Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin in 1778. France helped the Continental Army to get the British to surrender at Yorktown in 1781 causing the Americans to win their independence; the fighting didn’t officially end until 1783. Revolutionary War was started and fought over economic, social, and political issues.
The Great Awakening also influenced the traditional church by sparking people's interest to revolt and this revolt encouraged the American Revolution, which would gain independence for the colonies from England.
At the peak of Britain's prominence, it was said that the sun never sets on the British Empire. Many were enthralled under its wing of mighty protection and dare a country stand up to Britain and face the consequences. In 1755 the last of the great conflicts between the Britain and France broke out. Although initially proving its superiority, one of the main facets of the British Empire headed for a major transformation. So that is why I say the very of the British triumph over France in the French and Indian War opened the door to the American Revolution.
The American Revolution had many more causes than the French Revolution. Both Revolutions were generally caused by taxation without representation; meaning the colonist and the third estate did not have a voice of opinion in these new laws. The stamp act and smuggling passed parliament, and those laws were placed on the colonist. Everything was being taxed; that money paying off the debt of the French and Indian War, also being sent to England. King Louis XVI raised the third estates taxes to pay off the debt of wars and deficit spending. Both the third estates and the colonist didn't have a say in the new laws or work they were now having to follow. The French and the Americans had a rebellion that lead them into the revolution. The colonist had the Boston tea party where the colonist dressed as Native Americans to board ship that help the highly
The French and Indian war changed the relationship between Britain and the American colonies by restoring England’s power over the colonies, creating trade restrictions between America and other nations, and forming new thoughts of revolution in the colonists.
One way that the French and Indian War caused the American Revolution is because Britain helped fund a part of the first war they were in great debt. They needed money to pay back their expenses to the bank. Parliament gathered together to discuss how they could get the money to pay back their expenses. Eventually, they came up with the Stamps Act of 1765. This act proposed that they taxed the colonists for all things that were sugar. The colonists were not happy with this and when Britain began taxing for everything, they argued that it was taxation without representation. This eventually led to them revolting against England. So, because Britain
The American Revolutionary War was caused by the political disagreements between Great Britain and the American colonies. Most of the Americans initially didn’t want to completely separate from England but wanted to regain the rights that Parliament had taken away from them. England made war unavoidable with its unwillingness to negotiate, heavy taxation of the colonists that violated their rights, and strict trading policies.
The French and Indian war was the event that provoked the American Revolution. The French and Indian war or Seven years war, lead to certain events that caused Americans to realize that their English liberties were being denied.
During the 18th and 19th century, or to be more precise, The Great Awakening was a response to the Enlightenment. Against the Enlightenment that is. That being so, it ended up being a major cause of the revolution in the long run. Not only that but the new religious messages that were emerging were increasingly more democratic overall becoming, in the U.S, messages of greater quality. “Old lights” and “New lights” sprung up and began disagreeing with each other. The effects of the Great Awakening caused religion to have an infringing position on the states. Thus, the people thought it best if the two ideals (Religion and the State) were separate from one another so people aren’t governed by other people’s feelings on religion.
From 1754-63, America and Britain fought side by side in the colonies. The French and Indian War made the colonies rethink their allegiance to Britain and fostered the idea of independence in the colonies. Firstly, British soldiers made American soldiers feel inferior. Then a multitude of proclamations, laws, and rules, were passed that negatively impacted the colonies without their input. These actions led the colonies to band together and nurtured a spirit of independence in the British colonies in America.
During the Great Awakening, "religious conflicts divided families, split churches, and fragmented communities, forever altering the religious landscape of colonial America" (Keene, 77). Ministers such as Gilbert Tennent and Jonathan Edwards were leaders of this movement. They believed the only way to reach salvation was by accepting the reality of a sin and opening your heart to grace. Rather than "ministers preaching an empty, dead form of religion" (Keene, 77). To convey this message to his parishioners, "Edwards compared their fate to that of a spider dangling above the pit of eternal damnation, with only God's mercy preventing them from falling in" (Keene, 78). Edward's revival in Massachusetts inspired George Whitefield, an English
The French and Indian was a turning point in the American Revolution, and involved various countries around the globe. Many changes in the political lifestyle helped changed the colonies immensely. America wanted its independence more than ever after events that sparked a great shift between the 13 colonies and its mother country. Economic affairs were increasing because of the war and the need for products that the Americans were able to produce. The idea of wanting its independence from Britain was forced upon them after the French and Indian War when Americans felt that they were receiving unfair treatment from Great Britain. The French and Indian War altered British and American relations by changing the colonist's beliefs in
The American Revolution was a major war within America that got the United States their independence and showed others that they were not a weak nation. There were many causes that lead up to this war and had a great effect on it. The first war we see is the French and Indian War (1754-1763), also called the Seven Years War; this war was fought between the French and the British over territory.1 The British were defeated by the French and therefore became an ally with the Indians, bringing them into the war.2
Religion has been around since the discovery of America. Many European immigrants came to America to escape the traditions of the Church of England. The people wanted religious freedom. Most, however, tried to force their religious beliefs on the people who came to settle in their colonies creating a divide. It wasn’t until The Great Awakening, which started in the New England colonies, occurred that people rose up and revolted against the norms of religion and began to worship the way they wanted to. This divisive time period greatly impacted the American colonies by allowing true religious freedom to all the people.
The irregular and disorganized British rule of the American colonies in the previous years led to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Most Americans did not originally want to separate from mother England. They wanted to stay loyal to the crown. England’s unwillingness to compromise, mismanagement of the colonies, heavy taxation of the colonists that violated their rights, the distractions of foreign affairs and politics in England and the strict trading policies that England tried to enforce together made the revolution inevitable. The British were definitely expected to win the dispute because they significantly over powered the Colonists in most areas. They had more money, weapons, people, etc. However the American’s prevailed with