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The student understands the economic issues arising out of the Revolution


Colonial City: Revolutionary Battleground
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
The Post-Revolutionary City

Relevant transcripts:
Why Does New York Rise Up Out of the Ashes?

Urban Crisis: Fire and Water
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant texts:
Creating Croton
The Manhattan Company

The American Revolution and Slavery
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
The revolutionary era (1775–89) gave birth to contradictory definitions of freedom and equality. For some, freedom and equality entailed the right to property, including slave property. For others, freedom and equality implied universal entitlements that applied to all individuals, including slaves. This DBQ offers students the opportunity to debate these contradictory definitions by analyzing the definition of freedom each author uses in the provided documents.

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