Power And Liberty

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Power And Liberty

  1. 1. “ Power and Liberty”: Ch. 3 of Bernard Bailyn’s Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Analysis and Feedback
  2. 2. What did the Founders mean by “power?” <ul><li>Evaluate James Madison’s opening quotation </li></ul><ul><li>Define “dominion” or power </li></ul><ul><li>What is the natural tendency of power and what is its natural victim? </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Interests of the Governed and the Political Leaders <ul><li>Interests of the Governed </li></ul><ul><li>Interests of the Elite </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sam Adams <ul><li>“ Ambition and lust of power above the law are … predominant passions in the breasts of most men. (Power)…coverts a good man in private life to a tyrant in office…(it) is known to be intoxicating in its nature…too intoxicating and liable to abuse” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Fear of Standing Armies <ul><li>Explain </li></ul>
  6. 6. A “Constitution” <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>English v. American </li></ul>
  7. 7. Three Sources of Authority <ul><li>Crown----Absolutism </li></ul><ul><li>Nobility---Oligarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy---Mob rule </li></ul>

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