The Founding - The Founding 1/19/2009 The Founding & The...

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The Founding 1/19/2009
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± The History Principle ± The Rationality Principle ± Collective-Action Principle ± Institution Principle
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Time Line ` 1776: Dec. of Ind. ` 1777: Articles written ` 1781: Articles ratified ` 1787: Constitution written
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Colonial Government ` British colonies British Governors Home Rule Colonial Assemblies
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Miles’ Law ` “Where you stand depends on where you sit.” ` Influenced by self-interest.
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The absence of strong institutions to express common interests and overcome collective-action problems can allow and even promote increased conflict.
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Different interests in colonial society had different ideas and views about independence from the British.
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Neutral Uncommitted 33% Revolutionary 33% Tory 33% Independence?
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Colonial American society can be broken down into five distinct elements Colonial Interests 1. New England merchants 2. Southern planters 3. Royalists (Tories) 4. Shopkeepers, artisans, and laborers 5. Small farmers
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course POLI 201 taught by Professor Briggs during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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The Founding - The Founding 1/19/2009 The Founding & The...

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