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Exam 1 Movie Notes - Movie(Liberty The American Revolution...

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Unformatted text preview: Movie (Liberty! The American Revolution) 04/09/2007 09:45:00 ← • Benjamin Rush—signed declaration—key 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 weren’t respected in England. “and ill judged manor”. • “the power to tax was the power to destroy”...
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