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History 105 Week #7

by: Kathleen Sparks

History 105 Week #7 HIS 10500

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These notes cover 1 of the 2 lectures, the first class being the exam. These notes include the beginning of the unit Reordering the World, starting with Revolutionary transformation and going to t...
Survey of Global History
Ariel De La Fuente
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Date Created: 10/07/16
Week #7 Reordering the World  Revolutionary transformations o Mercantilists wanted more freedom to trade and more influence in the government o Called the transatlantic disruption o The demands became more radical o Demand for more freedom: economic, governmental, religion, sovereignty o Elites considered that they were the only people at that time capable of having the ability to exercise the new freedom they were demanding o Europe forced Africa and Asia to open their markets for trade between them and Europe  Political Reordering’s o these ideas spread throughout the world o the ideas started the French and American revolutions o with similar revolts in the Caribbean and Spanish America o all of this followed the ideas of the Enlightenment o nation-states  nations comprised of people who say they are citizens  The North American War of Independence (Revolutionary War) o Kings proposed taxes on North America for the reparations of the French and Indian war (6 years’ war) o People did not think these taxes were fair o Enlightenment ideas of “social contract” (from John Locke) allowed them to spread the idea of separation from Britain o Declaration of Independence: based on natural laws that men have the right to govern themselves  One of the most typical documents of the Enlightenment o Formed new political structures: states that elected people to govern entire nation o Elected by “the people”  Not including women, children, men without property, or people of color o “all men were created equal” o building a gov’t  “excesses of democracy”  freedom of women, slaves and Indians  intermediate way of representation  electing a person to represent the views of the people that representative encompassed  were worried that someone could come to power and take control of the country and become a tyrant ruler  slavery was not taken under consideration of “all men were created equal” Week #7  transformed people from subjects(monarchy) into citizens (democracy)  citizen is born free and equal to all people  a subject is owned by the king  rules that apply to you depend on your position in the monarchy


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