Before the American Revolution, most colonists had traveled from England to the North American colonies considering themselves citizens of the British empire and seeking a better life. However, actions taken from the Continental Congress have begun to question British power. After the French and Indian War between France and Britain, the British government have abused their power and authority towards the colonies by taxing them without representation. As a result, between 1750-1766, the colonies of America have united and decided to declare independence from Great Britain to become a successful, self-developed nation.
The Republican party was the first party to exist. They believe a relationship with Great Britain would put them under a smaller country thumb. They wanted to have complete Independence. They believe that if the states add power it would form a better relationship with the federal government. and this would make it easier for the country to take care of its people.
Thomas Jefferson was a devout Republican and viewed the Constitution as it should be followed strictly by text and empowered congress to enact laws that were mandatory and respectable. He was also a strong supporter of states’ rights and decisions should be left to them to vote on. Here is an example where his stance stood when president Washington ask for advice from his cabinet, while as Secretary of Sate if the United Sates should charter a national bank, “The Bank of the United States”. Jefferson took advantage at every opportunity to express his own views on how to interpret the Constitution and he viewed this as this was not a Congress’s obligation to raise money and was against it. Jefferson sought to limit the powers of the federal government and
James Madison was a smart man, he knew that if you give all power to one person or a small group it would go to their heads. So he proposed a compound government, long story short it was incorporated in the Constitution. The compound government meant that their would be two parts of the government. One part would go towards the country as a whole, the other was more focused on the smaller issues such as each individual state.
Events were also branching out towards Quebec, such as the FLQ as well as the quiet revolution who wanted the french influence to be national. Not all conditions were met and if they were, then it would’ve been possible that english would not be considered as a national language. Likewise there would not have been much diversity in a cultural aspect. Despite everything that the country had gone through we would have been robbed of our social freedom and
The act allowed for the Catholic faith to be practiced in Quebec, while also acknowledging French language rights. It was only in criminal cases that British Law was to be used (according to the act) (Linteau, 2009). Although this act was created as a way to create peace and unity among the French Catholic and the British, British merchants continued to push for representative government. This conflict in regards to representative government continued and eventually lead to the Rebellions of 1837 (Linteau, 2009). Although the Rebellions of 1837 will be discussed in more detail when discussing violence as a colonization strategy, this defeat “gave the new anglophone middle class a political victory, and francophone leaders had no choice but to co-operate with them” (Linteau, 2009).
The Europeans brought their own governance and written treaties upon their arrival. When agreements between Aboriginals and Europeans were made they were written, as is European custom, and did not include a verbal component which made it difficult for Aboriginals. In 1867 the Indian Act was written into law which officially made all Aboriginals legal wards of the state. The Indian Act had many negative consequences. As it pertains to women, the Indian Act made a distinction between Aboriginal women who married Aboriginal men versus those who married Canadian men.
The American Revolution aimed to preserve their liberties, as opposed to obtaining new ones. For most of seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the British North American colonies had much local freedom. However, colonists began to feel as if they had no global political input in their country, having Great Britain make all the global decisions on their behalf. The colonists began to claim, “taxation without representation.” Colonists regarded the freedom to choose as their birthright.
We the People is the introduction to the preamble of the US Constitution. The preamble is a short introduction of what the constitution 's rules are. “We the people” talks about how the people want to make a better country/ union. The constitution form a “perfect union”which means that is almost perfect , but they just wanna make it better than it already is .
It was meant to replace the Articles of Confederation as well. The Constitution “provides important limitations on the government that protect the fundamental rights of United States citizens.” and natural rights is a big part of it because it gives people the freedom to be who they want to be by all citizens being equal to each other. Once this document was written, it led to having a stronger government, in which it split into 3 branches being legislative, judicial, and executive.
This led to the Articles of Confederation which gave most of the powers traditionally held by the national government to the states. This spread out the power within the country, with 13 different governments. There were many reasons the colonists felt they should do this, but there was also many difficulties with this. Eventually though, the states decided it was for the best to band together and create a new constitution.
“What would life be like without the US Constitution?” Eventually, we would have tyranny. In 1787, a group of delegates for 12 of the 13 states got together to try to make the country better. Most of the US Constitution was written in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was made to make a plan for the building of a federal government so that there wouldn’t be tyranny, and to make sure that the government wouldn’t be too powerful.
The Founding Fathers wanted to form a government that was different from the British and did not allow one person to have all control. Some of the Founding Fathers, like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams took inspiration from the Iroquois confederacy. Like the Iroquois Constitution, the Constitution of the United States provided guidelines for each branches of government, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branch. Each branch having its own responsibilities while, working together to assure the rights of citizens.
The Iroquois Constitution is a political document which the mystic and prophet Dekanawidah, someone who travelled from village to village to urge their residents to stop fighting and join together, establishes the Iroquois Confederacy. The document was originally, not a document at all. The Iroquois were bound together by the Great Binding Law (or Great Law of Peace), which was an oral recitation passed down from generation to generation. The memories of these speeches were recorded in wampum shells, which allowed the Iroquois Constitution to be written down in the nineteenth century. Through the translation that is provided by Arthur C. Parker, it can be inferred that the Iroquois had very close-knit ties with the flora and fauna that surrounded
Horace Mann’s Use of Rhetorical Strategies Rhetorical strategies are used to convince the reader of the author’s argument. Horace Mann used rhetorical strategies to support his argument in “Intellectual Education as a Means of Removing Poverty, and Securing Abundance.” Mann’s argument is that public education will provide equality for all men, no matter what class they are in. To support his argument, Mann used rhetorical strategies such as style, diction, appeals, and metaphors.