American Heritage TEST 2 REVIEW

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TEST 2 REVIEW! The American Revolution What led to it? 1. Colonists were accustomed to colonial government with come power in the colonial legislature 2. The interests of the colonists conflicted with the interests of the British Crown—taxes, trade  restrictions and land policy 3. An educated elite molded opinion for independence—ex. Franklin, Adams, Paine, Jefferson The war split to colonists About 20-30% were loyal to Britain and the King—Tories Some loyalists immigrated to Canada Most stayed in the Colonies Tories o William Franklin—Ben Franklin’s son o Benedict Arnold o Samuel Seabury o Myles Cooper Chronology Revolutionary War For Washington, the strategy was to tire the British Summoned great public virtue fro ordinary citizens as well as the famous Divided people on both sides of the Atlantic Resulted in independence for each colony John Locke’s influence on the Declaration of Independence All human beings were created equal; there was no ruling class among them. All were endowed with the same rights, granted by nature, not be government, and these rights  could never be alienated or abridged. The purpose of government was to protect such rights. Government was legitimized only by the consent of the governed. What does the Declaration of Independence have on us today? Government of the people Purpose of government—to protect natural rights of individuals Gives power to the rhetoric of rights 1774 1775 1776 1781 1783 st  continental  ongress pril; Battle of  exington and  oncord uly; Declaration of  ndependence ec.; Washington  rosses the  ct; Cornwallis  urrenders and  orktown reaty of Paris  igned officially 
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Gives ideals for government o Political democracy o Equality (political, social, and economic) o Concern for life, liberty, and individual happiness The Constitution Article I. Legislative branch House of Representatives Senate 25 years old 35 yrs old 7 yr citizen 9 yr citizen State citizen State citizen Deals with impeachment Tries all impeachment 2yrs in office Where tax bills originate 6yrs in offices Enumerated Powers declare war, regulate market  Make all laws which shall be necessary and proper Article II. Executive Branch Veto International relation Chief EXECUTive Appoints people Article III. Supreme Court Handles constitutionality National level problems (Roe v. Wade, Marbury v. Madison) Article IV. Relation between states New states States laws with different laws Article V. Amendment Process 1. 2/3 House and Senate or 2/3 state legislature
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