Chapter 7 Study Guide

Chapter 7 Study Guide - Chapter 7 Study Guide (abbreviated)...

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Chapter 7 Study Guide (abbreviated) The New Order of Republicanism How did state leaders and rebel farmers each define the liberty won during the Revolution? (see Chapter Intro) Liberty for state leaders was equated with the right of the individual to pursue wealth and amass property. The struggling farmers and artisans supportive of the cause of the rebels defined the liberty won in the revolution in terms of the rights of the communities to defend their interests against the threats of moneyed and aristocratic elites. What did republicanism mean to Americans? That legitimate political authority derives from the people. It is they who are sovereign, not the king or the aristocracy. The people should elect the officials who govern them, and those officials should represent the interests of the people who elected them, and those officials should represent the interests of the people who elected them. Another key aspect of republicanism was the revolutionary idea that the people could define and limit
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