Ap Us History Dbq Analysis

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Elena Contreras Mrs. Polatty AP US. History/4B 20 September 2016 DBQ #1 WC: Scattered across the timeline of the period that includes the 17th and 18th centuries, the English colonies managed to construct an uncommon government system filled with revolutionary ideas that only pertained to their specific group. They created a unique government that permitted each individual person to have a say in the decisions about the country. The whole general idea of political rights created a well-known status that was unique to America alone. Before the American Revolution, the colonists boldly made their resistance against Britain known. As a result, they were never able to successfully unite as one to defeat the British. The 17th and 18th centuries …show more content…

There were a few Christian groups that contributed to the British colonies. They tried to enforce tough religious observance in the colonies’ governments and laws. The majority of the colonists considered themselves Christians already but they only believed in their own individual religions and no the ones that were set upon them. In relation to this, “The Mayflower Compact” of 1620 and the “Fundamental Orders of Connecticut” of 1639, these two crucial documents of history were drafted “...in the presence of God…” and they drafted these because “…it has pleased the Almighty God…”. Both of these documents called for unity and order in their colonies. The Fundamental Orders in particular closely focused on the rights to all free men regardless of their religious beliefs. Religion was another main factor that influenced the colonists to push forward to …show more content…

However, Parliament tried to gain control of the government and make the colonists pay for the war. Because of this action, the colonists became angry with this act of aggression. After that, parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765. As a result the American felt angry with the British government they were being taxed without representation. This relates to documents five and seven very closely. Document five which is “The Albany Plan of Union” of 1754 and document seven is “The Problem of Colonial Union” of 1754 both state that a representative should be allowed to represent the colonies due to the fact that the colonies were being taxed without the proper representation. The both also hope for unity when the Parliament acts are

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