The British Empire and the American revolution

Matteo Mejia's mind map about The British Empire and the American revolution

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1. Constitutional monarchy

2. Power divided in two parts

3. Executive: monarch legislative:parliament

4. Oligarchy with rich electors, clientelism and corruption

5. Two political parties

6. Tories, lower taxes Whigs, dynamic noblemen and borgueis

7. Growing economy thanks to new inventions, triangular trade and colonial plantations

8. 7 years' war

9. Great Britain gains control over India North America and Canada, Prussia over Silesia

10. American population boom during 18th century

11. Arrival of immigrants in America, which causes diversity and democracy due to the lack of aristocrats

12. American revolution due to taxes from Britain: "No taxation without representation"

13. War of Independence 1775 first clash, 4 July 1776 declaration of Independence 1781 american win in Yorktown, 1784 13 colonies become indipendant

14. Declaration of Independence based on human equality, happiness, freedom and life

15. Federal government, with a president elected every 4 years and a senate

16. Black people and women excluded from political life

17. Proposal to abolish slavery contrasted by the south