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Chapter 4
Rising Expectations:
African Americans and the Struggle
For Independence, 1763- 1783

     The Rising Expectation of the African Americans and the struggle for Independence was a great thing for blacks they started rise up over slavery, they made a big impact in the wars, and they got the Declaration of Independence from Thomas Jefferson.

I.     The Crisis of the British Empire

1)     The Great struggle.
2)     The two empires Great Britain and France.
3)     The independence movement and the rising of hope for black’s freedom.

4) In 1689, the British and French fought in many wars.
A) Europe
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A) In early 1774 Boston sent more troops in the city to punish economically.

14) In September 1774 the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia.

15) By November 1774 the Massachusetts Minutemen made a military

II.     The Declaration of Independence and African Americans.

1)     The Declaration of Independence that the Continental Congress adopted on July 4, 1776.
A)     It was drafted by a slaveholder in a slave owning country.
B)     Thomas Jefferson wrote “that all men are created equal;”
C)     Men like Thomas Jefferson and John Adams served on the draft committee.
D)     Jefferson, Adams, and Benjamin Franklin submitted the draft declaration.
E)     The British aroused African Americans to revolt against their masters.
F)     Jefferson and the other delegates did not mean to encourage African American.
G)     Black people were in attendance when Patriot speakers made unqualified claims.

H)     Most white people would not deny that black individuals were human beings.
I)     The literal meaning of the Declaration, which meant changing American society.
J)     The revolutionary ideology that supported their claims for independence.

II a. The Impact of
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