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9/8/2010 Chapter 3 Revolutionary America Govern were not bound indefinitely to corrupt or dysfunctional political institutions. o Not a strong national bond Grievances of Colonists o Stamp Act Declaratory Act (You have to listen to GB) o Townshend Act (Quartering soldiers) NY Declines Revenue Act (Import Tax) Lead, Paint…. Prices on all goods rise o Tea Act (Tax all tea, except for the British East India Company, they don’t use local merchants to get it out) Boston Tea Party o Taxation without Representation Declaration of Independence (Not easy issue to come to) o Aimed to build a nation o Drafted by Thomas Jefferson o First Congress Failed (exemplifies how difficult this was) o Approved by the Second Congress o “Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness Articles of Confederation o Approved by third congress 1977 First constitution of the United States, which based most power in the states o Federation Membership is involuntary (Post Civil War) o Confederation
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