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Unformatted text preview: 1 POLS001 The Founding and the Constitution POLS001 June 7, 2010 Professor Jackson The U.S. Colonies in the late 1700s New England Merchants Southern Planters Royalists (Tories) Shopkeepers, artisans, laborers Small farmers Slaves Timeline: Putting the Founding in Context French and Indian War (Seven Years’ War) 1754-1763 Boston Tea Party: 1773 1776: Declaration of Independence 1777: Articles of Confederation 1775-1783: Revolutionary War 1750 1770 1780 1790 1760 Sugar Act: 1764 Stamp Act: 1765 1774: Coercive Acts, 1 st Continental Congress 1787: Constitutional Convention 1788: Constitution Ratified Revolutionary War 2 The Declaration of Independence, 1776 We hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created q al that th ar d d b equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness… The Declaration of Independence, 1776 That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their...
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