The American Revolution saw Britain lose control of its prize colonial possessions across the Atlantic. A new nation emerged which would gradually make its mark on the world stage. In this History A Level series written by Dr Ben Marsh of the University of Kent and Head of History and senior examiner Phil Lyons, we will be examining this fascinating period of history, including the causes of the war of Independence, why Britain lost it and why America won, and the establishment of the constitution. The chapters are as follows:
Evolving colonial life
External events and changing relationships between Britain and the colonies
How did British policy towards America alter after 1763?
Enlightenment, ideology and representation
How was the imperial crisis resurrected in 1773?
Why did Britain lose the war of Independence?
Why did America win the war of Independence?
Home rule and ruling at home
How far was the Constitution a compromise of ideals?
Strengthening the Union
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