We are gathered here today to discuss a serious problem, I am John Butler and must stay connected to Great Britain. our heritage ties up with Britain and we will never loose this English heritage. This is causing our beloved king to punish us with taxes and horrendous acts upon us. We the people of America are being controlled by the patriot’s actions. Joseph Galloway said in 1774, “If we sincerely mean to accommodate the difference between the two countries, and to establish their union on more firm and constitutional principles, we must take into consideration a number of facts which led the Parliament to pass the acts complained of, since the year 1763, and the real state of the Colonies.
Firstly, in the beginning the government was able to control everyone, but after the Enlightenment, people started to question things. Because of this, the Enlightenment encouraged people to challenge the authority, and think upon reasoning/logic. The word/phrase "common sense" was an Enlightenment idea, which inspired a man named Thomas Paine, during the Rev War. The Declaration of Independence was based on Enlightenment ideas, which were presented by John Locke. The Enlightenment supported ideals including: liberty, democracy, individualism, religious tolerance, and
Ironically, it was in the gift of precisely those Stuart kings, who were elsewhere accused in England of disregarding the constitutional rights of their subjects that the principles of English liberty, enshrined in Magna Carta, emigrated across the Atlantic. As a symbol of liberty and human rights, the Magna Carta was originally meant to be a peace treaty between King John and his barons. The king fought losing wars in France, demanding more taxes from nobility expected to pay up if the king asked. However, Magna Carta may have remained legally inconsequential if it had not been resurrected and reinterpreted by the lawyer and jurist Sir Edward Coke in 1606. Magna Carta had a significant impact on American history from the very beginning.
This period was one of social, political and scientific transition. King James had the “widely advertised desire to be known as a monarch of Britain” and he believed that the ‘unity’ of Great Britain would bring peace and harmony (Schama 13,19). In 1606, the first union flag was adopted. Nonetheless, the idea of a full political union has met with opposition from parliamentarians. “Fights regularly broke out between Scots and English nobles .
The Puritans would practice rules and regulations for their colonies that would one day inspire the Founding Fathers to write the Constitution. All of the above is good, but how did the Puritans affect the surrounding New England area, which would intern start the Revolutionary War? The Puritans affected New England economically,
Additionally, the last important causes is these laws not only attempted to force colonies admit Crown’s monarchy authority impose to the colonists’ duties, but also in the affect of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense awaken colonies’ ideology of protecting their equal rights and freedom. Since the Stamp acts, current acts, colonists alerted ever more taxes could follow and feared British will impose stronger acts to against their resistance, eventually would threat their rights and freedom. However, the infuriation growing stronger and the resistance were unavoidable as British imposed colonists more taxation without their consent. First, Colonies were part of the empire, colonists should be treated as the citizens in Great Britain, and enjoy the
Katherine Rivera Ms.Perla US History October, 2017 "Analysis of the Declaration of Independence" The declaration of independence its a document that announced that the thirteen colonies were at war with great Britain, which in it discusses all their concerns that people had towards the ideals of king George. They wrote it so that all the countries could know what the government was doing to the their own people and in that way gain independence, and be one only nation separate from England. Rights can 't be taken away or denied, according to the americans the rights that they had been taken away were freedom, life and the pursuit of happiness. “A decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to separation”(Declaration of independence, Thomas Jefferson). In this excerpt from the declaration of independence, it introduce how the British government didn 't listen to any of the americans demands and thats why they wanted to become one.
As a Puritan, he deeply and fervently devoted to carrying out the will of God. Under his leadership, forces of Puritanism rose up to power and dominated the English Parliament. However, there is a myth that is usually regarded as a true account of the remote past, saying that the Puritans caused the end of the commonwealth period. So how did their actions, under Oliver Cromwell, help lead to the restoration of England and the return of the king? 1.
They are still a prominent aspect of the way the government is run today. The Separation of Powers is just as important today as when the Founding Fathers wrote the United States Constitution. The Separation of Powers were very important to the United States’ Founding Fathers. The original colonists came from England, where many felt oppressed by the “tyrannical” rule of the monarchy. Many opposed the monarchy that ruled over England, so when they decided to establish their own government, they took many precautions
Since the late 17th century, America has experienced new developments due to the act of The Enlightenment. The new thoughts, theories, and ideas of enlightenment shaped political attitudes. It was people like John Locke that continuously verbally fought about how the government should protect the rights of citizens. The citizens could rightly replace the government if the government has at all failed to do their job properly. United States constitution truly reflect the enlightenment principles.
Franklin’s work made it easier for the colonists to understand the financial restriction Britain had on the colonies and how to overcome the restrictions to gain financial freedom. In addition to financial freedom, another freedom that paved the way to independence was political freedom. Thomas Paine was one of, if not the most, important writers on political freedom. In Thomas Paine’s work Common Sense, he explains the faults of the British Parliament and the assets of America. This work by Paine played a major role in the Revolution by influencing the colonists and showing them the need for political freedom.
The growing idea of Liberty in the colonies also brought a realization to the colonists that they were in need of "actual" representation in Parliament instead of the "virtual" representation they were given. Actual representation was the principle that, a representative, elected by the people of that region, was to be put into Parliament to speak on behalf of their region. Whereas virtual representation did not give the opportunity for representatives to be elected by the people of that region, representatives would be assigned to specific regions whether they were familiar with that region or not. Along with actual representation, the end of the French and Indian War gave way to the ideology of a meritocracy, which based itself on the belief that power was to be given by merit not blood. The ideology of a meritocracy veered the colonists in a direction that left behind the British system of a