The outcome of the American Revolution had implications across the globe: The British Empire, having lost its first significant battle in centuries, was forced to give up its foothold in the New World and warily manage the rest of its colonies; France, after aiding American forces during the Revolution, ironically found itself facing internal conflict that led to a full-on civil war in 1789; and America, officially free from the clutches of mercantilism, faced an uncertain future. As time went on, the industrial revolution changed the international economic landscape, Europe fell into two devastating wars, and the era of colonialism came to an end as Britain’s former 13 colonies expanded and slowly grew into the modern-day hegemony known as the United States of America.

This committee, however, will not necessarily follow the real-life events of the Revolution.

The year is 1776: Britain and the colonies are in open conflict, France has not officially declared its support for either side, and the Continental Congress has just issued the Declaration of Independence.

Although ARHCC relies heavily on historical background information, any real-life events that occurred after the committee’s official start date (July 4th, 1776) are subject to change depending on actions taken by both cabinets. Because of this, research into the specifics of battles and alliances following the signing of the Declaration of Independence is discouraged, as delegates will benefit more from researching the history and current situation of their bloc.

ARHCC will follow CAHSMUN’s official Rules of Procedure for crisis committees, meaning actions will be taken via either private or public directives. 

American Revolution HCC is an advanced committee, featuring fast-paced developments and a high level of debate. Thus, this committee is only open to the most experienced and competitive of delegates. Position papers are mandatory for this committee. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page.

Questions, inquiries and position papers for this committee can be emailed to historical@cahsmun.org.


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Xavi Delgado | Crisis Director
Xavi is a rising senior at St. George's School, and though CAHSMUN 2016 will be one of the last conferences of his lengthy Model UN career, he hopes he can pass on his passion for the activity to his delegates. Born and raised in Vancouver, Xavi is a Filipino by blood and a Canadian at heart, though he’ll never pass an opportunity to flaunt being a citizen of both countries. Outside of his time spent at the podium, Xavi enjoys failing to understand the difference between Sine and Cosine graphs (because, really, what is the difference?), drinking copious amounts of bubble tea, and arguing with people who think being a coxswain is an easy job. He wishes everyone attending CAHSMUN an enjoyable conference, but guarantees his own delegates a memorable, definitive experience in their MUN careers.

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Arjun Mehta | Bloc Director
Arjun is a Grade 12 student at St. George’s School, and is looking forward to an intense weekend in which the British Cabinet will oust the colonial rebels from the New World. Since Grade 7, Arjun has been involved in over 15 Model UN conferences in delegate, staff, and secretariat roles. Outside of school and MUN, Arjun loves to ski, bake breads, spend time in the outdoors, experience other cultures and cuisines, and study languages. A devout reader of all news of global significance, he loves watching current events unfold. Arjun is excited for fun and fast-paced debate at CAHSMUN 2017.

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Chris Pang | Bloc Director
Chris Pang is a Grade 12 student attending St. George’s School. He has been involved in Model United Nations for five years, and this will be his fifth CAHSMUN and third as a staff member. He specifically has a passion for specialized committees, having staffed and delegated in five different crisis committees. He is an avid outdoors person, having gone canoeing, kayaking, hiking, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in different parts of BC. His love for politics is also shown in his passion for debate, having competed in Prague twice. During his spare time, you can find him relaxing on a couch watching a movie with a cup of coffee or sweating his way up the Grouse Grind. He’s ecstatic for CAHSMUN 2017, and wishes the delegates a once in a lifetime experience.

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Mary Dong | Chair
Mary Dong is currently a grade twelve student at Crofton House School, and she is extremely excited to serve as the chair of JCC at CAHSMUN 2017. Since joining MUN in grade nine, Mary has been to many incredible conferences, including CAHSMUN 2016, where she had the honour of serving as a JCC staff member. She really enjoyed her fast-paced, unique experience and cannot wait to be back this year. Outside of MUN, Mary debates and plays tennis. She is also an avid foodie who loves to discover new cafés just as much as she likes to cook and bake. Mary cannot wait to meet all the delegates and give them a glimpse of her lifestyle: MUN, debate, and some good food. 

Daniel Yan | Chair
Daniel Yan is an 12th grade student at St. George’s School. Although he was only introduced to Model United Nations recently, he has quickly become immersed. The world of MUN has greatly expanded his understanding of politics on an international scale, as well as broadening his view on the ideas of cooperation and diplomacy. He particularly finds himself captivated in discussion pertaining to international economics, as well as the economic and social development of countries around the world. Outside of Model UN, he is a passionate reader, a determined cook and an avid strategy gamer. Daniel is pleased to be one of the Chairs for JCC this year at CAHSMUN 2017, and he is definitely looking forward to meeting you all!