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Unformatted text preview: Wednesday, September 21st n Midterm #1: Monday, Sept. 26th to Thursday, Sept. 29th n Monday and Wednesday (Regular Period) n Wednesday ($5 late fee) n Thursday ($7 late fee) Must have test in hand by 11 am n Exam in Testing Center. Be sure to go with enough time before Testing Center closes. n Note: It is your responsibility to find out when the testing center closes, and how long lines are running, so that you can avoid getting cut short on the time you need to finish your exam. This exam will go only through Chapter 4 and Mondays readings. The Review Room will be closed during test week. Revolution n Challenge to define: not a coup dtat , putsch, rebellion, uprising, civil war n Emphasis on rapid and complete transition of system of governance n May be characterized by violence n Successful revolution suggests successful evolution: Britain, America, France, Russia The Smoldering Undercurrent of Change Vibrant civil society Frustrated populace Rising expectations Weak incumbent Strong opposition elites In the previous quotation, what date was John Adams referring to? A. July 2, 1776 B. July 4, 1776 C. September 17, 1787 D. March 4, 1789 When did the American Revolution begin? A. April 19, 1775 (Battles of Lexington and Concord) B. July 4, 1776 (Declaration of Independence) C. September 17, 1787 D. March 4, 1789 Yo u will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will triumph in that Days Transaction, even although We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not. -- John Adams, 3 July 1776 Running Themes n Universality vs. cultural relativism n National exceptionalism n National expectationalism n The Social Contract n in medias res . . . in the middle of things Questions for the Ages n How to resolve dilemma between tyranny...
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