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Imperial Rivalry: The Imperial Revolution

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Entry 1 What was A New World all about? The settlement of Americans was characterized by Indian societies, who settled in the south, north, east and southern America. They engage in various economic activities, religious activities, and gender relations that affected their interaction. This later influenced both the European and Indian freedom. Liberty and freedom led to movements and rise of authorities that resulted in the expansion of Europe that was characterized by Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish movements during the slave trade. Additionally, the increase resulted in contacts and interactions that ignited super powers to colonize other countries. The interactions were also characterized by explorations, conquests, and demographic disasters.…show more content…
The imperial rivalry caused the need for consolidation of the mother country – America. Consequently, taxation of the colonies through Sugar Act of 1764 and Stamp Act of 1765 was implemented to promote liberty and regulations. However, the reactions to tax were even worse. In 1767 the Townshend crisis that involved boycotting of British goods occurred, followed by the Boston Massacre in 1770 (Foner, 2014). In solving these crises, Continental Congress and association were convened in 1774, where Committees of Safety were established for political enlargement. However, the last war that broke out in 1775 at Lexington and Concord marked the beginning of independence. In 1776, United States was declared independent, and rights of Englishmen shifted to the rights of humankind. To secure the new independence, there was the balance of power and the American delegation created in…show more content…
In the process of forming the Bill of Rights, nine out of thirteen states formed the Federalist document that supported ratification of the Bill of Rights. The Federalist document had clauses 10 and 51, which supported a better relationship between the government and the society. President Madison spearheaded the ratification and encouraged the citizens that the large size of America was a blessing for peaceful co-existence, not the rivalry. However, Anti-Federalists still emerged to oppose the unity and the central government. Despite, the opposition, all the parties supported the Bill of Rights and saw it as the only way to achieve liberty. The Bill of rights prohibited excessive bail and corporal punishments and recognized religious freedom. The citizens for the first time felt included in the government, after the introduction of national
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