Chapter 5-pgs 147-157

Chapter 5-pgs 147-157 - A.P. US Mods 6/7/8 Notes for pgs....

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A.P. US Artem Kholodenko Mods 6/7/8 0109 Notes for pgs. 147-157 Ideology, Religion, and   Resistance European Thinkers and   Political Literature The Oppositionists   Burgh Colonists Become Influenced Samuel Adams - People were seeing differences between the relations of England  and the colonies from before to their present; some turned to  philosophy, history, and politics, for answers, while others turned  to religion - By the 1760s, people were very familiar with some of the political  European writings, especially of John Locke - Locke said that everyone was born with the rights for “life, liberty,  and property”, and if the government took that away from the  people, then the people should rise up against that government to  get their rights back - Some of the other authors read were a group of English political  writers known as the oppositionists (some of the members were  John Trenchard, Thomas Gordon) - They said that before 1720, the Parliament represented the  interests of the people, but after that year, abuse of the treasury,  bribing for elections, and personal goals worsened the  Parliament, which in other words “sold their souls” and no longer  represented the people, but abused its power for personal use - During 1760s and 1770s a group of radicals, mostly Joseph  Priestley and James Burgh gathered information and summed up  that there is a struggle between the corrupt government and the  free people; people should stand up for their rights, and be alert  for any wrong-doing which might be going on to take those right  away - Due to these ideas, a number of colonists detected conspiracy in  the Stamp Act, including John Adams and James Otis; they said  that the British government was trying to “enslave” the colonists,  and take away their rights by putting tax, government officials,  judges, and others in power; this gave reasons to the colonists to  oppose Britain’s policies and actions - Many colonists followed a Massachusetts assembly man, Samuel  Adams, who wanted Americans to become a “Christian Sparta”;  he combined colonial leaders in public protests - The resistance leaders spoke with references to the ancient world  of Greece, and it sounded like they were doing everything for the  right cause due to the tone of their presentations - With the Stamp Act, the New England clergy also began to call  upon people to stand up for themselves and their liberty; only the  Quakers were able to resist in participating, while most other 
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