4 Empires - 4. Empires in North America I. Dominion of New...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
4. Empires in North America I. The Growing English Empire a. Colonial Politics - James II king of england, openly Catholic - Doesn’t like them having independent things; turns all northern colonies into a giant super-colony: “Dominion of New England” - Independence is the colonists own word; autonomy being taken away from them - James II says taxes can no longer fund New England Clergy - Sir Edmund Andros: governor, making himself richer, part of new england clergy, under magna carta rights people feel unfair, Sir EA says “you have left your rights in England” – making colonists fears more palpable b. The Politics of Monarchy i. The Glorious Revolution: People, mostly protestant (always), want to overthrow James II, england is openly catholic like france—getting along, people are upset, James’ nephew and son in law—one person: William, military leader of Netherlands, decides to split Eng from Fr, William overthrows James II, installs himself as king, british people don’t resist him ii. Too much money at state, for the british to not try to control it - Revolution’s Aftermath1689- rebels colonists take Andros, declare loyalty to english crown, and new king/queen- William, Mary—if colonists are making $$ they are happy; drop tax on sugar in West Indies- gestures toward colonies, never gave them democracy, these all favored the rich (dropping taxes on sugar planters-rich) c. War and Commerce - English military best, while Fr. Land - British crown expected colonies to fight for themselves—raise militias,
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

4 Empires - 4. Empires in North America I. Dominion of New...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online