Lecture 8_27

Lecture 8_27 - Early American Politics and the U.S....

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Early American Politics and the U.S. Constitution 8/27 Lecture Outline Myths Colonial Period Articles of Confederation U.S. Constitution
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Myths Noble group of men who created a document uniting the 13 colonies into a democratic nation.
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Colonial Period Colonists unhappy with British rule Taste of self-rule Including some women and Blacks with property who had political rights through custom
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Declaration of Independence Here are our principles: Natural (or individual) Rights Here are our grievances: Taxation, trade, trial by jury, etc. Basically told the king to kiss off
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Given individual rights, how did women get left out? Separate spheres ideology: Public v. private sphere
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Given individual rights, how did Blacks get left out? Chattel slavery: People as property (cattle)
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Codification of Rights Is the spelling out of rights in written constitutions Led to Blacks and women losing rights Entrenched slavery in South; acceptance in North
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2009 for the course POL 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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