English Principles and Revolutions
Copernicus coined the term revolution
(like revolving). This is how colonists saw themselves. Didnt see themselves changing, saw it
as the revolution of the wheel and beginning to the beginning.
Liberty: a place is free,
The Walls of Isolation
Throughout life every person experiences their own form of isolation. Whether the
isolation is internal or literally isolated from the world, being in solitude is a part of life.
Boys in the Boat Questions
What did these boys overcome?
These boys overcame great odds to beat Hitlers super team of rowers on their own
territory. They also each individually overcame their own personal challenges which allowed
them to grow
May 5, 2014
Calvanists Massachusetts Bay Company
The Plague; Black Death
Extremely devastating to Europe 1/3-2/3 of everyone died from
1347-1352 possibly 25-50 million people died
How can we foster a society that resolves conflicting interests and fosters beneficial cooperation while attaining
both order and liberty?
Man is a political/social animal- Aristotle
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fir
How can we foster a society that resolves conflicting Interests and fosters beneficial cooperation
while maintaining both order and liberty?
We can't design a society for the best or the worst people but for regular people.
Our design of government (or of
Liberalism Locke, Adam Smith
Individual freedom liberty equality, consent of the people, protect rights. Less government. No hierarchy.
French revolution Jefferson.
Adams, fear of mob, checks and balances, fair outcome
Do not star by picking an event. Start by picking documents. How?
The Progressives & Positive Liberty
1900-1920 an extraordinary number of reforms (Progressive Era).
Constitutional Amendments (XVI-XIX), Federal Reforms (Acts), State Reforms, Local/Municip
Josue Abel Lopez Zepeda
Professor Grant Madsen
American Heritage 100 Section 81
February 12, 2016
Checks and Balances Support Market Economy
Back in the old days before Adam Smiths work: An Inquiry into the Nature and
Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776
The Progressive Era (Story of middle class)
Most human life (women/men) had different labors. Men harvested raw material from nature, then
women refined raw materials into usable products. Education took place in the home. Man owned land
(Thats the differ
A Body for Work, A Body for Pleasure
Thomas S. Monson: Dare to Stand Alone.
John Locke & Lochner decision: A Body for Work.
Consumerism brings pleasure and is a way to express ourselves. Get the right product, be yourself.
Consequence is the increasing in
Negative Liberty (18 19 century)
Largely focused on Production we could keep what we earn
As a result of the second industrial revolution and with the help of advertising it changed from
production to c
The Era of Free Labor
Its wrong to:
-Make men brutes
-Keep them ignorant
-Sell them at auction
-Sunder their families
Physical torture (beat them, etc.)
Liberty (work without wages).
The country violated Lockean liberty
Gettysburg Address liberal.
Concerned with authority
People to choose form of
Government must protect
Market as assumed model of
People to be ultimately in
The Civil War
Jefferson (Republican) Lockean Century.
Abraham Republican Party.
Jefferson Democratic Party.
The Civil war was a fight within Lockean liberalism. Two issues unresolved before:
-How binding is the social contract (the Constitu
Positive and Negative Liberty
Isaiah Berlin: Two Concepts of Liberty summarize most people thought about freedom for last
few centuries. Todays reading is a summary of his essay.
Must be capable of doing something
Cannot meet inte
From Status to contract
The Republicans vision. Adam Smiths idea of markets and economic growth
Northern victory ensured its vision became the national vision.
First problem: assassination of Lincoln (at a theater) Andrew Johnson (
AHTG Section 005
October 30, 2015
Today, there are countless activist groups standing for their cause and beliefs. During
political debates, elections, or traumatic events, some of these groups tend to crowd public roads,
buildings and even n
AHTG 100 Sec 005
October 1, 2015
Mandatory Voting For America
The Founding Fathers created the foundation of America using ideas shaped from ancient
philosophers and politicians. The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, shared his belief that the go
September 11, 2015
Essay #1: Legalization of Marijuana
According to the authors Frank W Fox and Clayne L Pope, there are three aspects
required to make a Good Society: freedom, virtue and welfare. Each community decides to
November 24, 2015
The Important Role of Government in Freedom
The governments involvement in the economy has been an issue of debate over the past
few decades. In the first few years of our country, the federal government was limited and small
Study Guide Chapter 1:
Sovereignty - supreme authority
Revolution - a means of removing tyranny from power
Arete - greek term for human virtue. backbone of republican morality, striving for
Rule of Law
- How hitler came to power - fear of communism and depression
- Capitol burned down by communist
- Hitler temporarily suspends rights
- Abyays blames the jews [anti semitio feeling already in gennany
- Come to power legally
Ftule of law: p 4!? - set of metalegal principles developed by english legal system as
way of deciding whether a law supported freedom.
5 principles of RGL - The existence of known standing laws that apply to all members of
1. Generality - Law mus
1. Will to be free
2. Desire for order
Examples: Killing elds cambodia, Pol Pot
Resulted in the death of nearly 25% of the population.
First. he decided to cut the capital off from contact with outside sources of supplies.
putting the city under
Puritans - wanted refcrm within anglican church and distance church from rcman
Separatist - separating frcm angliun church
Pilgrims - puritans and separatists
Jchn Winthrcp - a mcdel cf christian charity, city upcn a hill
Jchn Calyin -
- Navigation Acts BT - now they are enforced
- Writs of Assistance - type of search warrant gave soldiers ability to search
goods wlo cause
- 1TTEI East India Trading Co. - Monopoly on colonies
- John Adams - soldiers have a right to a trial. They were ac
14.Aristocracy - rule based on distinguished ancestry and heritage.
15. Despot - a n.Iler exercising absolute power
Greeks believed freedom meant ability to participate in political process.
Natural law - greeks innate sense of right and wrong.
Articles of confederation
- Weaknesses, strengths
- Individual states were sovereign
- [gig executive
- No power to enforce conicts between states
- No power to tax
- No common currency. exchange disputes
- Not binding if passed
- No judiciar
In light of what we know today, the Anti-Federalists were correct to conclude that competition
between interests groups in a large republic will make successful governing impossible.
Points to make:
Competition between interest groups makes