Poli 100 Intro to US Government 3

Poli 100 Intro to US Government 3 - 20:59

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20:59 How did the founders manage to enact a strong, central government despite distrust of  strong governments? Origins of American System British rule Revolution/independence Articles of Confederation Failure led to convention of 1787 Constitution of 1789 Still in effect today British Rule Home rule developed early Colonists enjoyed low taxes, but all benefits of British citizenship Free riding Fiscal crisis in Britain leads to increased taxes and less home rule Colonists revolt against stronger national government The Revolution Tensions grew between retain and colonies in 1760s British increased taxes and passed a series of restrictive laws Colonists responded with boycotts of British goods and acts of protest Boston tea party 
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British and American troops clash at Lexington and Concord in 175 Both sides mobilized troops and full-scale war began Colonies declared independence in 1776 Entry of France into war is key Freeriding  No central structure for the colonies to fight the war First political cartoon in America – Ben Franklin illustrates collective active dilemma – wanted to be separate states, but as a snake, if  separate they will die Declaration of Independence Has three sections Part 1 – argument for rebellion based on lack of consent of governed Part 2 – argument for rebellion based on complaints about King George and British Rule Part 3 – formal declaration of independence Articles of Confederation (AOC) 1 st  US governing document, ratified in 1781 each state had one vote
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