GOVT 3665 9_16_08_Notes

GOVT 3665 9_16_08_Notes - The American Revolution and the...

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The American Revolution and the Democratization of America Paradox of the american revolution: Democratization of america Carl beker: The Revolutionary War was 2 things: -War of independence: Separation from Britain -The american revolution: Who will rule? -Traditional elites vs New social class produced by democratization New England + Midatlantic Costal Elites Southern Planters Backwoodsmen of all states Urban Artisans They could not wage war on their own. Didn't Have numbers: needed to mobilize the masses for effective protest against the british. Actions like boycotts required masses. -typical social theory states that the masses would then turn upon the elites that were empowering them America would be radicalized and democratized: traditional elites pushed aside State legislature confiscates land owned by british practice of entail and primalgeneltry were outlawed -within 15 years all states abolished P and all but two abolished E Land of Torreis/Loyalists= confiscated -largest estate confiscated=Penn(sylvania) family's
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course GOVT 3665 taught by Professor Kramnick, i during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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GOVT 3665 9_16_08_Notes - The American Revolution and the...

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