Revolutions

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    Thomas Hobbes

    He believed that religion and government should be separated, and government should be based on facts and ideas.
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    John Locke

    Believed that all people were born good and had natural rights by god; Social Contract between people and government; Freedom of religion.
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    Baron de Montesquieu

    Believed government should be broken down into different branches to keep one person from taking total control.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
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    Voltaire

    Believed things should be explained logically; fought against intolerance, tyranny, & superstition; freedom of though & respect for everyone; certain religions were too powerful and didn't except views of others
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    Benjamin Franklin

    Believed government should have single legislative. Didn't believe people in charge should get paid. Slavery = wrong; Common sense and reason
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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    He was against absolute power, he believed in induvisaulism; the people should have power or a say in government (majority rule); laws should be strictly enforced
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    Cesare Beccaria

    He didn't believe in cruel and unusual crimes. Believed in fair and speedy guns; people of the crimes should have the same punishments.
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    Thomas Jefferson

    Majority of the people would make the right choice when given a chance; government shouldn't have too much power; the power should make the decision of the country
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    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Fought for the rights & education for women; believed people should be judged based on individual merit and moral virtue, not gender; wanted men to treat wives like equals; not property.
  • Seven Years' War Peace Treaty between Great Bri

    Seven Years' War Peace Treaty between Great Bri
  • Stamp Act Passed by British Parliament

  • Tarring and Feathering

    In the spring of 1766, William Smith was captured by John Gilchrist (and his crew). He was tarred and feathered, and then thrown into the sea. They took him because he supposingly told the British about them smuggling things.
  • Repeal to Stamp Act

    Repeal to Stamp Act
  • Townsend Act, new revenue taxes on North American colonists

    Townsend Act, new revenue taxes on North American colonists
  • The Boston Massacre

    Five people (colonist) were killed by the British regulars.
  • Riots in Boston met with violence by British troops

    Riots in Boston met with violence by British troops
  • Burning of the Gaspee

    Basically a group of men (from Providence) aboarded the Gaspee. They wounded the captian and then set the ship on fire.
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    Committees of Correspondence

    These were secret groups that came together to take care of problems. After they achieved their goal, they normally disbanded. A lot of people that were in the secret groups, were active in the Sons of Liberty.
  • The Tea Act

    This act lead to the Boston Tea Party. The British made ships go directly to the colonies. The colonist would basically keep the the ship from unloading. This was the final spark to the revolutionary movement in Boston.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group on men (lead by Samual Adams) went on a ship and threw a bunch of tea into a harbor.
  • Quartering Act

    This law required the colonist to supply/house the British soldiers when they needed it.
  • First Continental Congress

    Benjarman Franklin came up with this idea first. However, after the Port of Boston was closed due to the Boston Tea Party, he gained the support of everyone else.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
  • The Intolerable or Coercive Acts

    After the Boston Tea Party, the Britsh passed a bunch of laws (which were called "The Intolerable or Coercive Acts ".) The laws were the "Quartering Act", "Boston Port Bill", "Administration of Justice Act", "Massachusetts Government Act", "Quebec Act". All of these laws were passed or updated in 1774.
  • The British Are Coming . . .

    A messager named Paul Revere was sent to tell Sam Adams & John Handcock that British troops were coming to arrest them. He got arrested and stayed in jail for a while. Then he got out and went back to lexingtion
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    American Revolution

  • The Shot Heard ’Round the World!

    This was basically the first shots taken to start the Revolutionary War.
  • Thomas Paine: Common Sense

    Its a book/document that Thomas Paine wrote. It was an instant seller. He had a lot of support from BenjamIn Franklin.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
  • The Second Continental Congress

    This is basically the second meeting they had together. Pretty much the same people showed up. However, Benjamen Franklin & Thomas Jefferson showed up this time
  • American and French representatives sign two treaties in Paris: a Treaty of Amity and Commerce and a Treaty of Alliance.

    American and French representatives sign two treaties in Paris: a Treaty of Amity and Commerce and a Treaty of Alliance.
  • Ratification of Constitution of the United States of America

    Ratification of Constitution of the United States of America
  • Estates General convened for the first time in 174 years in France

    Estates General convened for the first time in 174 years in France
  • Storming of the Bastille, prison (and armory) in Paris

    Storming of the Bastille, prison (and armory) in Paris
  • National Constituent Assembly and French Declaration of the Rights of Man

    National Constituent Assembly and French Declaration of the Rights of Man
  • Beheading of King Louis XVI

    Beheading of King Louis XVI
  • Slave rebellion in Saint Domingue

    Slave rebellion in Saint Domingue
  • U.S. Bill of Rights ratified by states

    U.S. Bill of Rights ratified by states
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    French Revolution

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    Haiti Revolution

  • French National Assembly gives citizenship to all free people of color in the colony of Saint Domingue.

    French National Assembly gives citizenship to all free people of color in the colony of Saint Domingue.
  • France declares war on Austria

    France declares war on Austria
  • France declares war on Great Britain

    France declares war on Great Britain
  • All slaves on Saint Domingue emancipated by the French revolutionary authorities to join the French army and fight against the British

    All slaves on Saint Domingue emancipated by the French revolutionary authorities to join the French army and fight against the British
  • Toussaint leads troops against the British

    Toussaint leads troops against the British
  • French colonial forces defeated by Toussaint

    French colonial forces defeated by Toussaint
  • Toussaint negotiates peace with the British

    Toussaint negotiates peace with the British
  • War ends between Great Britain and France

    War ends between Great Britain and France
  • Constitution for Haiti

    Constitution for Haiti
  • General Leclerc sent by Napoleon to subdue colony and re-institute slavery

    General Leclerc sent by Napoleon to subdue colony and re-institute slavery
  • New declaration of war between Great Britain and France

    New declaration of war between Great Britain and France
  • French withdraw troops; Haitians declare independence

    French withdraw troops; Haitians declare independence
  • Napoleon crowns himself emperor of France

    Napoleon crowns himself emperor of France
  • Jean-Jacques Dessalines crowns himself emperor of Haiti

    Jean-Jacques Dessalines crowns himself emperor of Haiti
  • British end the slave trade

    British end the slave trade
  • Declarations of self-government in most Latin American colonies

    Declarations of self-government in most Latin American colonies
  • French expelled from Spain

    French expelled from Spain
  • Napoleon defeated and French empire reduced in Europe to France alone

    Napoleon defeated and French empire reduced in Europe to France alone
  • French abolish slave trade

    French abolish slave trade
  • U.S. President Monroe declares doctrine against European interference with the new republics in the Americas, known as the Monroe Doctrine

    U.S. President Monroe declares doctrine against European interference with the new republics in the Americas, known as the Monroe Doctrine
  • Declaration of Independence

    Its the document where we(Americans) asked for our indepenedence as our own country. Thomas Jefferson wrote it. This is what really started the war.