Unformatted text preview: -Increased American Opposition to Great Britain o Boston Massacre. o Increase of taxes on tea. o Stamp Act o Boston Tea Party o Quartering of Soldiers o 1765-1776 is primarily when England increases taxes/levies against Americans. Declaration of Independence -Must be understood in light of traditional forms of authority: o Non-democratic o Divinely-sanctioned o Authoritarian -The Declaration’s Fundamental Claims: o All individuals have natural rights that precede government: “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” o Legitimate governments only exist to protect these rights (they do so better than the state of nature). o Legitimate governments exist/continue by consent. o Individuals retain the right to cast off governments that do not protect natural rights....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLI SCI 101 taught by Professor Moscardelli during the Spring '06 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '06
- American Politics