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Unformatted text preview: Movie (Liberty! The American Revolution) 04/09/2007 09:45:00 Benjamin Rushsigned declarationkey figure w/ king Washington wanted to be the most influential person in the US. Ben Franklin wanted to settle lands to the west. o Unofficial ambassador for Pennsylvania o In Great Britain real power was held in the aristocracy (family) o Since his family was not royal, he was looked down upon as a commoner. Americans were never accepted to the English aristocratic world. In 1765, the England parliament imposed a tax on the colonies b/c it was getting real expensive to keep it up overseas. >> the stamp act << took 6 weeks to get there, but when it did, it was an outrage b/c the colonials felt that they werent respected in England. and ill judged manor. the power to tax was the power to destroy...
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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.
- Fall '06