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4 Immigration and the American Revolution ENGLAND's RESOUNDING TRIUMPH in the Seven Years' War was jubilantly celebrated by her colonists. With France now banished from the mainland, Anglo-Americans would be free to expand into areas previously blocked off by French soldiers and their Indian allies. But colonial dreams were quickly shat- tered in the decade that followed as English officials attempted to reorganize and rationalize their empire. The imperial reforms that ensued included England's unilateral decision to alter the immigration, naturalization

Conclusion The Legacy of the Lawyers’ American Revolution Almost evenly divided in numbers and talent at the start of the crisis, in 1782 the revolutionary bar and the loyal bar faced vastly dif fer ent futures. The revolutionary lawyers had stepped into the role of constitution draf ters and lawgivers. Their lives, fortunes, and honor were enhanced by their part in the Revolution. Having a “vested interest in making sure the new nation succeeded” they fashioned an American republican law, a concept of public engagement, adorned with categories of

CHAPTER 2 Antislavery during and after the American Revolution The doctrines of Somerset reinforced a secular tendency that began to emerge in American antislavery arguments during the Revolution. Somerset enriched the substantive content of Revolutionary ideology and in one province, Massachusetts, provided doctrinal support for freedom suits in the state courts. Several northern states either abol­ ished slavery outright or began gradual emancipation. The Declaration of Independence and the republican constitutions of the new states formalized the

January 4, 1782–December 29, 1785
April 10, 1778–March 20, 1780
April 27, 1780–March 29, 1781
April 1, 1781–December 23, 1781
The Origins of the American Revolution
The Struggle for Independence along Pennsylvania's Revolutionary Frontier