1765-1830 Revolutionary and Early National Period

  • In 1765 the Stamp Act was passed by the English colonies.
  • March 5, 1770 the Boston Massacre occurred.
  • On December 16, 1773 the Boston Tea Party happpened.
  • April 18, 1775 the Revolutionary War began.

Values & beliefs

Simple board games such as, 'The Royall' and the 'Most Pleasant Game of the Goose. Lower classes seemed to enjoy playing at put, and an early version of poker. The favorite toy among small children particularly girls, was the tea set this offered the Colonial girl an opportunity to play at the enormously popular adult pastime.

Genre & style

There are more than 1,000 gothic novels written in England between 1764-1830. There were many poems and letters concerning the spilt from England.

Significant authors/ Works of the Revolutionary and early national period: 1. Francis Scott key. 2. Phillis Wheatley 3. Thomas Paine, "common sense". 4. Washington Irving, "the legend of sleepy hollow" and " rip van winkle"

Star spangled banner By: Francis Scott key

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses? Now it catches the gleam of morning's first beam, In full glory refelected now shines on the stream; 'Tis the star spangled banner; O long may it wave o'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!

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