Chapter 5 Part 1

Chapter 5 Part 1 - Prof. Stiehler History 1301 Unit 2...

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Prof. Stiehler History 1301 Unit 2 Learning Objectives Chapter 5 1. Identify the central element in the Anglo-American debate over governance. -The central element in this Anglo-American debate was a concept known as parliamentary sovereignty. The English ruling classes viewed the role of Parliament as the dominant element within the constitution. 2. Describe the American perspective on legislative representation. -It seemed unreasonable for the British to insist on the supremacy of Parliament. The colonists ridiculed this notion of virtual representation, the only representatives the Americans recognized as legitimate were those actually chosen by the people for whom they spoke. 3. What was the colonial position on the provincial assemblies? -… 4. Identify the 17 th century philosopher frequently cited by Americans in this debate. -The person most frequently cited was John Locke, the influential seventeenth-century philosopher whose Two Treaties of Government seemed a brilliant description of what was in fact American political practice. 5.
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