Study Guide 2 Zinn, "Tyranny is Tyranny" & "a kind of Revolution"



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Zinn, “Tyranny is Tyranny” & “A Kind of Revolution”



Heilbroner, “The Declaration of Economic Independence”



  1. Indentured servants and slaves



  1. Shipboard conditions for unfree labor



  1. Conditions of labor



  1. Native Americans (epidemics, intensifies warfare, depleting game animals, marker economy and dependency)



  1. France’s inland empire



  1. French and Indian relations



  1. Spanish America and buffer zone



  1. Spanish mission system



  1. Colonial American economy



    1. Northern farming and climate



    1. Southern plantation agriculture



    1. Southern yeomanry



    1. Urban hubs



      1. artisans and artisan culture



      1. merchants



      1. manufactures



        1. core values emerging ambition, individualism, materialism, entrepreneurialism



        1. supply and demand and “just price”



  1. Slave ownership in the South



  1. Plantation social relations/class hierarchy/class structure





  1. American colonies in Atlantic trade basin



  1. Mercantilism: increased exports, taxing imports, regulation of production and trade, exploitation of colonies



  1. Gap between rich and poor


  1. Northern class structure/wealth distribution (e.g., In Boston, by 1770, the top 1% of property owners owned 44% of the wealth)



  1. In New York [around 1750], the city almshouse, built for 100 poor, was housing over 400



  1. Supply/demand and community



  1. Enlightenment thought



  1. The Awakeners message



  1. The Quakers



  1. Whig ideology



  1. Crowd action (e.g., impressments riots, 1747)



  1. From Englishmen to Americans


  1. breaking restrictions on colonial trade



    1. American colonies and taxes



    1. Navigation Acts



      1. planters



      1. entrepreneurs



      1. smuggling



    1. Vice Admiralty courts



  1. Seven Years War



    1. costs



    1. Pontiac’s Rebellion & Proclamation of 1763

    2. enforcements of Navigation Acts



  1. New Taxes



    1. Sugar Act 1764



    1. Stamp Act 1765



  1. Reaction to Stamp Act



    1. Stamp Act riots



    1. Stamp Act Congress



  1. Road to Revolution



    1. Urban crucibles



    1. Sons of Liberty

      1. Boycotts



      1. Boston Massacre



      1. Townsend Act/Declaratory Act



      1. Boston Tea Party



    1. Free farmers



    1. Lexington/Concord



  1. Adam Smith and Spirit of ‘76



  1. Thomas Paine



  1. French guns



  1. Articles of Confederation

  2. Mel Gibson’s Revolution



  1. Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation



  1. Slavery and Freedom



  1. Conflicting visions



    1. Jefferson



    1. Hamilton



    1. unfree labor/exploitation



  1. The Making of the Constitution



    1. Shays’ Rebellion



    1. “mob rule”

    2. finance, tariff, credit, taxation, common defense



    1. property rights



    1. Charles Beard



  1. Manufacturing sector



  1. Hamilton Reports



  1. Napoleonic Wars



  1. Industrial Revolution



  1. A New Sector is Born


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