History Notes 9.28.16
History Notes 9.28.16 1311-002
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The road to Revolution Politics in the streets The south of liberty were organized to resist the Stamp Act and to enforce a boycott of British goods. A stunned Parliament repealed the Stamp act, but issue the Declaratory Act. The new act started Parliament could pass future colonial taxes. The Townshend Crisis The 1767 Townshend Act imported taxes on imported goods. Believed colonists agreed with taxes used to regulate trade. By 1768, colonies were again boycotting British goods. Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania. John Dickinson’s pamphlet of essays argues for reconciliation with the mother country. Colonists deserve all traditional rights of Englishmen. This demonstrated the enlightenment influence on the colonies as well as the assumption that political debate was for the educated elite. The March 1770 conflict between Bostonians and British troops left five Bostonians, included a mixed-race sailor named Crispus Attucks dead. Seven soldiers were found not guilty, and two were convicted of manslaughter. Paul Revere’s inaccurate engraving stirred up anger throughout the colonies. The Tea Act The east India Company was in financial crisis, and the British government decided to market the company´s Chinese tea in North America. The Tea Act was intended to aid the East India Company and to help defray the costs of colonial government. December 16 1773 colonial threw more than 300 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. The intolerance Acts London´s response to the Bostonian´s actions was swift and harsh with the so-called intorable Acts. Closed port of Boston until tea was paid off. Curtailed town meetings in Massachusetts. Stopped elections of council members. Authorized lodging of British soldiers in private homes. The continental congress Boston issued suffix resolves, which urged Americans not to obey new laws, to withhold taxes, and to prepare for war. The continental Association The congress adopted the continental association, which called for an almost complete halt to trade with Great Britain and the West Indies. Committees of safety were established to take over governing and enforce the boycotts. The committees of safety enlarged the political nation. As the crisis dispended Americans increasingly based their claims not simply on the historical rights of Englishmen but on the more abstract language of natural rights and universal freedom. John Locke’s theory of natural rights. Thomas Jefferson’s a ¨summary of view of rights of British America¨. The outbreak of war In April 1775 war broke out at Lexington and Concord. The battle of Bunker Hill was a British victory, but the colonists forced General Howe from Boston by March 1776. The Second Continental Congress raised an army and appointed George Washington its commander. Independence That the goal of this war was independence was not clear by the end of 1775. Opinions varied in the colonies as to the question of independence. Common sense Thomas Paine published Common Sense in January 1776 Criticizing monarchy and aristocracy, Paine called for a frequent elections and a written constitution. Paine termed a small island ruling a continent absurd. Paine tied the economic hopes of the new nation to the idea of commercial freedom. Paine argued that America would become a haven for liberty. Paine´s impact Paine dramatically expanded the public sphere where political discussion took place. He pioneered a new style of political writing, engaging a far greater audience than anyone before him. Common Sense stood in marked contrast to Dickinson´s Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania. His persuasions led the Second Continental Congress to sever the colonies ties with the Great Britain.
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