East India Company

East India Company - dismantled the institution of entail...

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East India Company - ∙ The East India Company was a mercantile venture in the Asian  subcontinent that did much to fuel the overall success of the British empire. First  established in the seventeenth century, its progress gave rise to corresponding  initiatives in far-flung corners of the globe, and its rise and fall were closely linked with  British successes in other colonial ventures.  Enlightenment - ∙ The Enlightenment was an intellectual movement that began in  Europe during the seventeenth century, and stressed the values of humanism and  rationality over divine principles.  Entail - ∙ Entail, a long-standing institution in British law, outlined a codified inheritance  pattern within an immediate family structure rather than allowing the deceased to  disperse property according to preference via an itemized will. Jefferson attacked and 
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Unformatted text preview: dismantled the institution of entail in the late 1770s. Essex Junto - ∙ The Essex Junto was a group of New England secessionists that congealed in opposition to the Embargo Act during Jefferson's Second Administration. Federalist Party - ∙ The Federalist Party came together in the 1790s under the leadership of Alexander Hamilton. Supporters of a strong central government and the loose construction of the Constitution, they advanced the powers of the federal government under the executive leadership of Presidents George Washington and John Adams. Upon losing executive power to Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans in 1801, the Federalists watched as the new establishment proceeded to subsume many of their ideals and positions, gradually extinguishing the cause of Federalism into a distant memory....
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