Today in class of Social Sciences we have done several things, first Paqui has given us the workbook. Later, she has said to me that today is my turn to do the journal.
After that, Paqui has said that we are going to correct the things she has given us for homework, the previous situation, causes, development and consequences of the independence of the 13 colonies of N. America and creation of the USA (point 4 of this Unit)
First, Paqui has explained the reason, some of the reason was that they couldn't express their oppinion or oppose to the laws against their interests. Taxes increase and they couldn't buy or sell their products to other places. The influence of the ideas of Enlightenment had also an important influence over the colonist.
Then she has wxplained the development with the Boston tea Party, this was a protest in 1773, tea revolt started as a reaction against the tea tax. Some colonists dressed like indians assaulted the British ship of the East India Company at Boston harbour and threw all the tea cargo away to the sea. The British strongly repressed the revolt and discontent grew. They closed the harbour, so the products had to be moved to another place and the products was more expensive. Revolutionary war (1775-1783) , in 1775 started the battles of Lexington and concord. Here Paqui has got in blank jeje. France and Spain supported colonist met at the second Continental Congress and assumed government. On the 4th of July of 1776 the delegates of the 13 colonise signed the Declaration of independence of the United States of America in Philadelphia. George Washington, commander in chief of the army defeated the B. in Saratoga and Yorktown. In this period all men were equal and free and had the same rights King George hasn't fulfilled his rule with respect to the north American Colonies and the colonies have decided to break their political connection with Great Britain. After this defeated, the British recognized the independence of the USA in the treaty of Paris in 1783.
At finally she has explained the consequences, in 1787 the representatives of the USA wrote the first constitution in the history, where a lot of people ere exclused like women, poor people, narive Americans...In the constitution were where all the principles of liberalism were refleted:
-A representative governmet, chosen by the citizens, a Republic.
- Division of power: the executive (president with large amounts of power) legislative(congress and senate) and judicial, and system of checks and balances to avoid abuse of power.
In this period they only had the dolar like the only currency. They had to closed the nasa, because they couldn't pay. Each state had their rules.
Also we have copied some news words for the vocabulary:
-trade monopoly: monopolio comercial
-supreme court of justice: tribunal supremo
- bail: fianza