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Notes sep 17th - Colonial Politics and Society A. The rise...

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Colonial Politics and Society A. The rise of Colonial Assemblies -After glorious rev. representative assemblies followed whig theorists hoping to eliminate power of the crown officials. -Played out slightly differnelty than it did in England -In England the idea that king was god ordained was crumbling for a while -Belief that a blend and balance btwn three forms of gov’t was necessary. -In colonies, the governer was the equivalent of the king -Aristocratic and democratic were equivalent in the legislatrures -Democratic was the lower house -Elected by male property owners -Every statute that was passed required royal approval=not the fastest system -In England, because there was not much land, not many adult white males could vote -Not the case however in America because 50 to 75% could vote -Mob action could not be ignored by the people at the top of society -ex) in ny mobs closed whore houses -ex) in boston mobs prevented merchants from shipping out scarce grain -by 1750s the legislatures realized that they needed to be responsive to public -the most direct confrontations btwn colonists and England were between colonists and royal governers -perception of governers by colonists caused the rise of assemblies
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2008 for the course HIST 127 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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Notes sep 17th - Colonial Politics and Society A. The rise...

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