14 American Revolution

14 American Revolution - American Revolution Was the...

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Unformatted text preview: American Revolution Was the founding of America creative? America America: as a Nation Born of the enlightenment Acceptance of the principle of freedom Looking for better life Strong middle class Owned land Egalitarian feelings Lack of a dominant church Technical/scientific orientation Cause of Revolution Economic problems in Great Britain brought injustice Political injustices American protest reactions Secret protest societies No taxation without representation Boston Tea Party Implementation of Enlightened Concepts First and second Continental Congress Declaration of Independence Jeffersons creativity When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation- Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.- Declaration of Independence We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. - Declaration of Independence "When in the pathway of times that pass, it becomes meet for one group of men to dissolve the links of views between groups which have connected them with one that is not himself, and...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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