Week 7 Notes - Week 7 Notes February 21, 2011 Robert...

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Week 7 Notes February 21, 2011 Robert Walpole Br. Victories in Europe from France: Newfoundland; Acadia (Nova Scotia); Hudson Bay From Spain: Gibraltar 30 year contact slavery in S. America Anne (r. 1702-1714) George I (r. 1714-1727) Hanoverians George II (r. 1727-1760) Sir Robert Walpole/Whig Oligarchy o Sometimes this period is referred to as the “Robert-ocracy;” chief advisor to monarch o Two rulers rely on political parties o When u have a single party government, the other party gets really ticked off; they are on the outskirts of the political decision-making; this is what happened in England: Old Whig vs. New Whigs Patronage/court party – giving people jobs and positions; kept Walpole in power; government jobs were pretty lucrative; gave jobs to people in order to be in more people’s favor Corruption – undermine legit political system Country Party/Old Whig ideology (Protect British liberties) o New Whigs talked about British liberties and the checks and balances b/w monarchy and parliament o American colonists begin to read up on these developments in the motherland;
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