Lec 8 - Lec 8 The Nation in Practice: American Revolution...

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Lec 8 The Nation in Practice: American Revolution (A Case Study) Study Questions 1. Consider the influence of Locke, The English Bill of Rights, and Rousseau on: a. Jefferson's "Summary of the Rights of British America" Locke said you have the right to resist. He writes the grievances of the Americans. His language was bold but still holds the hope of reconciliation and acknowledges that things can turn around b. Paine's, Common Sense : this indicates that there are reasonable debates. The language is bolder and shows us how people are reacting on the streets. He takes the conversation to outright resistance and separation, we have been appealing enough, it is now time to act and offer a number of reasons the contract is broken. He argues that constitutional monarchy doesn’t work. He calls kingship outdated and king doesn’t live for the benefit of the people and is not stable and there is no need for a king. He gives the argument for why now is the time to resist. We are financially stable and self-sufficient. He says that we are not
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course MMW 667659 taught by Professor Keller-lapp during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.

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