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Unformatted text preview: 3-12-09 American RevolutionJoin or Die image: •Benjamin Franklin •Colonies, all separated – if they stay apart they’ll die, if they join together they’re a ferocious snake •Among them, no West Indies/Barbados By the late 1700s NE – end of old way (reciprocity, charity) Early 1690 – attempt in Salem with witchcraft for the higher powers to take over Became more like the place they left Chesapeake formed in the opposite way High percent of white solidarity (community) was formed based on race/racism and commerce •If formed on race/racism, more long lasting than religious based colonies •Less exploitation and materialism among whites than the 1620s Move from regionalism to convergence can be understood in terms of tension between British America’s coming of age (radical economic and social development, regionalism and it’s growing cultural dependency on England for acceptable metropolitan models. See a crisis of identity for sense of identity as colonial Englishmen and dependency •Are we not Englishmen? If not, who are we? What have we become? •Drive much of the political debate, are foundation of all political debate 1660, 1776 •Problem between dependency and liberty developed in regions; convergence of culture, language, politics and identity •Convergence from fragments to identity Anglicization(1660-1745) •To make or become English in form or character •See changes happen in politics, culture, society, economics •People getting to assume forms and characters of Englishmen •1660: The Restoration of the Monarchy after long parliamentary rule •English Civil War (loyalists vs. Steward Monarchy) •Puritans = rebels, led by Charles Cromwell •King Charles of England was beheaded by Cromwell in 1669 •Cromwell ruled England as “Protector” – defacto monarch •Died in 1558, brought back Stewards •Brought back Charles’ son in 1660 = restoration •Charles 2 was brought back under different circumstances than his father •Wary and nervous king (these people had killed his father)...
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '07