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How did the American Revolution influence world history?

By sparking revolutions in other nations/countries (Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Mexico, Switzerland etc.)
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How did the principles of the American Revolution reflect ideas of the Enlightenment?

They involved benefiting the people (popular sovereignty, equality before the law, constitutional rights & Rule of law)

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What were the 7 causes of the American Revolution?

1. Absence of a titled Aristocracy
2. Ownership of property
3. Religious Diversity
4. Relative absence of poverty
5. A lack of Urban development
6. Lack of difference to authority
7. Presence of slaves

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Loyalists

Loyal to British Government

4

Patriot

Wanted a change in government

5

Popular Sovereignty

All governments exist for the benefit of the governed

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Boycott

A group of people that gather for a certain cause

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Mercantilism

A theory held that a country should try to get & keep as much gold & silver as possible