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Unformatted text preview: THE ORIGINS OF A NEW NATION American Poly-Sci COLON ISTS:- The colonist because they provided eco beneficent… then they were looked upon as somewhat valuable o Britain then protected them o But they also raised taxes Sugar act Tea act Homestead act- Colonist were angry, kind of like - Political Theory and Practices of the Revolutionary Era o Conflicts in the new nation Traditional rights of life, liberty and property seemed to be threatened by British policies on trade and taxation Concern for liberty Declaration of Independence • “We hold these t ruths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator…” • The declaration is important because it had a new concept: Government o That to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. New thoughts: Liberty- is the preservation of traditional rights against the intrusions of government.- Religious freedom: very rare at the time and something that was stressed Political equality- refers to decisions making where each person carries the same weight. Popular sovereignty- assumes that ultimate political authority belongs to the people. - The people is defined as people that held property Given that these were wanted, and Britain inhibited them, than the Colonists rebelled. Basic Constitutional Rights- Define the fundamental nature of relationships between gov institutions and the people- Apportion power and responsibility among gov branches- Specify how individuals are to be selected for office- Tell how the rules themselves may be changed over time. how the rules themselves may be changed over time....
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course ENVD 3114 taught by Professor Pyatt during the Spring '10 term at University of Colorado Denver.
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