11 T - POLS 206-508 Class Notes T 9/11 Declaration &...

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POLS 206-508 Class Notes T 9/11 I. After Paine… II. Continental Congress Declaration of Independence State Constitutions III. Articles of Confederation IV. Call for Convention V. The Convention I. After Paine… Pamphlet written called “plain truth” after the release of “common sense” about Still a lot that were against the idea of Revolution Common Sense has key symbolic aspects: Colonial symbolism: Paine talks about small group of people without a government—colonists felt they were this group “Under the tree”: Liberty trees—Sons of Liberty Conflict in colonies England Colonies Whigs Radicals Middle/working class Supported a limited government Paine was voice of Radicals Opponents of monarchy Large group on frontier Shopkeepers, craftsmen, small farmers (work land) Didn’t support Anglican church Tories Elites Support monarchy Own/run land 3 groups (no geog. distinctions) o N. England merchants: Adams o S. planters: Jefferson
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Fall '06 term at Texas A&M.

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11 T - POLS 206-508 Class Notes T 9/11 Declaration &...

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