1-14-08 - The U.S. Constitution The Road to Independence...

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14/01/2008 09:05:00 The Road to Independence Geography Home Rule A Legacy of Self Governance Colonial Assemblies o Initiate Laws o Levy Taxes Advantages o Elective politicians experienced in negotiating collective agreements o Ample experience in constitution writing Limitations to Colonial Home Rule No experience in regulating commerce No independent military Little experience in foreign relations Little experience working together The Home Rule System Strained French and Indian War/Seven Years’ War o Drained Britain economically o Britain enacts new revenue laws and administrative degrees o Colonists viewed these actions as a violation of home rule First Continental Congress This body promptly passed resolutions condemning British taxes and  administrative degrees Adopted a Declaration of American Rights o Sought a return to home rule
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