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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Revolutionary Period (1760-1820) The Revolutionary period was a time of American opression by the British. Due to high taxes and no representation in Pairlament, the Colonist became angry and wanted their freedom fromEngland. The declaration of Independence was written andthe Revolutionary War began. In 1781 the colonist won the war and gainedtheir Independence. This movement was started by the want forfreedom ratherthan by the needfor new ideas. Benjamin Franklin discovered thatlighting is a form of electricity.Anne Franklin was the first female newspaper editor in America.Phyllis Wheatley has her first poemspublished.Boston tea party.Battle of Lexington and Concord.Declaration of Independence.America gained freedom from Britain. Historical Events This War marked by reasoning overtradition,and scientific inquiry instead of unquestioning religious dogma. Nonfiction writings dominated the Revolutionary Era. These works includeAutobiographies, essays, and narratives. Prose of this period was polemical and philosophical. Representative Authors Thomas Jefferson"Letter to Richard Price"Phyllis Wheatley"To His Excellency George Washington"Thomas Paine "The Crisis"Abigail Adams "Letter to John Adams"Benjamin Franklin "The Autobiography" This Period was Reason-centered instead of God centered. -Interest in values, society.-Interest in human beings-Interest in teaching people-Respect for the past. Characteristicsof this Period
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