HIST 200 Lecture (2.5.2007)

HIST 200 Lecture (2.5.2007) - HIST-200 Lecture 2/5/2007...

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HIST-200 Lecture 2/5/2007 Time: 1.5 hours. Drawing on all of your resources (readings, discussions, lectures), balancing your time among your responses, and incorporating as much specific information as possible A. Diversity questions: respond to one (1) of the following: a. Native Americans b. Religion B. Earlier America questions: respond to one (1) of the following: a. England, background and colonization b. Virginia and Massachusetts Bay c. Winthrop and mission (“city upon a hill”) d. C. Revolutionary America questions: respond to one (1) of the following: a. Great Awakening, Enlightenment b. Long term (down to 1763) what happens to differentiate us from them? c. Short term (post 1763) less interested in resuscitation of events. Rather, what happens here? How is it that an American opposition is formed out of these events? Look more at the overarching things rather than resuscitation of events. d. Constitution/Bill of Rights After Lexington and Concord, Second Continental Congress gets together 2 nd CC: responsible for militia, organize militia into army, George Washington appointed as leader, issue paper money to support the troops, committee to negotiate with foreign countries, petition England for a complete redress of grievances (doesn’t happen) December 1775: Parliament passes a law barring all colonial trade Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” - Appeal, denigration of George III - Says: It is foolish to keep living under the rule of the king - Uses the term “Americans” Natural Rights philosophy - Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness Long term transformation - gradual growing away and differentiation between colonies and mother country 1763: Move from long term to short term - search for revenue, self-interest - move from economic cause to principal cause
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HIST-200 Lecture 2/5/2007 o people start thinking about rights, start thinking about no taxation without representation What follows? 2 things - Was the revolution radical? o
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HIST 200 Lecture (2.5.2007) - HIST-200 Lecture 2/5/2007...

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