Winter 2012 Lecture 09

Winter 2012 Lecture 09 - Breaking with Britain Part I...

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Breaking with Britain Part I
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Monday, February 6 th COMING SOON: Open Lab Test Review on Saturday, February 11 th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in 173A, 240, and 270 SWKT M idterm #1: February 14th – 17th Tuesday, February 14 th , Wednesday, February 15th (NO FEE) Thursday, February 16th -- $5 late fee Friday, February 17th -- $7 late fee – must have the test in hand by 11:00 am Review Room is closed February 14th – 17th for the week of the Midterm. Review Room will be opened again on Monday, February 20 th to review the exam.
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Why did many Americans perceive Britain as tyrannical?
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Locke’s Second Treatise of Government A. State of nature: all men equal, with same rights to life, liberty B. Infringement on rights > voluntary agreement to form govt, a “social compact” C. Govt.’s purpose: protect rights of citizens D. Govt. exists by consent of the governed, by which it gains legitimacy E. If govt. violates terms of compact (fails to protect people’s rights), it can be overthrown through revolution.
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The Status Quo: Colonial Self-government Elected assemblies in colonies Assemblies held power of the purse British practiced “Salutary Neglect” toward colonies
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