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History of Terrorism 10-17-11

History of Terrorism 10-17-11 - the cause of...

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Social Revolution and the Enlightenment 18 th Century considered Age of Reason or the period of Enlightenment Europeans begin to questions the manner in which they were governed. - Philosophers produced a common idea about government o Governments should exist to protect individual rights o Best form of government was democracy o Common people should control the government - Reasons why the colonist revolted against England: o British taxation laws enforced through Sugar Act, Stamp Act, and Townshend Act Those acts affected American citizens o Those acts sparked a protest and British answered by sending troops Boston Massacre - Reasons why colonies in North America objected to British rule included: o Tea Law- proclamation that cut off the colonies from trade o Lack of American representation - After publication of Tom Paine’s Common Sense pamphlet, public opinion swung toward
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Unformatted text preview: the cause of independence-On July 1776 The second continental congress declared independence from Great Britain o British upper class to American upper class o Long term evolutionary process towards democracy-French Revolution was based on same principles as American Revolution o French Revolution different and more deadly in tone o Extremely bloody o First revolution in the modern sense of the world-French Revolution was a transfer of power between classes-French Revolution represented a radical shift in power structures.-Term terrorism appeared during the French Revolution-Burke: referred to the governments violence as “reign of Terror” using the word terrorism to describe actions of the new government-...
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