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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

Toward the War for American Independence (1754-1776)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Summarize the outcome of the Seven Years' War and explain the ways in which it affected relations between Britain and its colonies.

Describe the evolution of political thought and tactics among Americans who opposed British policies.

Explain the significance of the First Continental Congress and the collapse of royal authority in the colonies.

Explain the popularity and political importance of Common Sense.