6 History 103 sept 21

6 History 103 sept 21 - History 103 Provincial America and...

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Provincial America and the Struggle for a Continent Sept. 21, 2011 History 103 Web
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Reminders: class etiquette
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Reminders For section this Friday and Monday: do “character” exercise If you didn’t get a character assigned in previous section, pick one from sheet and do that. Next week: Monday is “normal” Wednesday is weird: a “correction day” in which Wed. is run like Friday So no lecture on Wed.; instead, Friday sections will meet on Wednesday. Confused yet? We are….
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HIS 103 Bonus question for today If you think you know the answer to this question, DO NOT SAY IT ALOUD but instead write it on one of the entry forms the TAS will give you. If there is more than one correct answer today, a lucky winner will be selected by chance and get the tasty first prize. Everyone else gets chocolate. All correct answers will be credited to the contestant’s recitation (A la Hogwarts). Winning section gets pizza last day of class. AND the bonus question for this round is…. .PS I’m not putting it in these notes so you can’t get it in advance! Come to class and play the game!
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Review: Aftermath of Glorious Revolution Consensus in England and its North American colonies that: Regime changes through rebellion, civil war, or regicide were bad no “divine right of kings” in England Model of “mixed and balanced government” or constitutional monarchy best: King and two houses of Parliament (Lords and Commons) share power to protect liberty After 1680, N.A. colonies prospered within English-controlled system of trade and enjoyed own local governments English and their colonies: pride in being uniquely “free” people
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threats to English domination remain By 1689, English had bested Dutch for trade rights but still faced competition from French and Spanish empires English “empire of settlement” required new land, goal in conflict with New France’s “middle ground” and New Spain’s mission system Scene set for 4 British wars with France (and usually Spain as well) list on p. 90 Web
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New balance of power by 1715 Empires reach accommodation in Treaty of Utrecht, 1713 From 1715 to 1739: long period of peace and growth in English colonies English “empire of settlements”: already biggest in population already, now set free to grow white colonists’ belief: “they were the freest people on earth” (Murrin text p. 94) In order to stay “free,” they have to expand. Yet as colonies matured, they became more like England Two contradictory forces set in play: expansion and anglicization
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