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Colonial America

Colonial America






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    • Did You Know?  Which of the 13 colonies was  the first to authorize its  representatives to vote for  separating from Britain?  Answer: North Carolina FYI:  Dream is the only English t w that ends in the letters ord  Which of these capital cities is the  “M T” odd one out and why? Rome Melbourne  The shortest w in history ar Paris w betw as een Zanzibar and London Madrid England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 m inutes.
    • Review of the Zenger Case  What rights did the early American colonists have?  What do we have today that protects us from these encroachments on our rights?
    • The Rights of the American Colonists
    • The Colonial Experience  Take Out A Lined Piece Of Paper  Turn To Page 69 Of Your Textbook
    • Independence Hall  It is the birthplace of the United States  Within its walls the Declaration of Independence was adopted  It was here that the Constitution was debated, drafted and signed.  Some historians note that Ben Franklin would trip other delegates from his aisle seat!
    • America’s Political Heritage  Who were the pilgrims?  English colonists that came to the new world seeking religious freedom  What was the mayflower compact?  A signed agreement to make and obey the laws for the general good of society
    • The Colonial Experience 1. Why were colonial citizens able to influence the laws that governed them? 3. Site examples of the colonists acting like hypocrites. 5. Compare and Contrast voting procedures in the colonies to today. 7. List and describe some of the freedoms the colonists expected with self government. 9. Describe what happened to Peter Zenger and explain why that would not happen today.
    • Voting: Then and Now  Voting in the Colonies  Voting Today  Voting was performed in  Voting is performed in public private  Voting was often done  Voting is done on paper, orally machines, or computers  Only white, male property  Anyone 18 or older can owners 21 or older could vote vote.
    • Homework!  Complete the Chapter 4 Word Search
    • Rights of the Colonists Not to be  To vote taxed without  To hold office consent of the  legislature To elect  representative American colonists  To enjoy  s to a  associated several  freedom of  legislature rights with self­ religion government Not to have  homes searched  To enjoy  without  To enjoy  freedom of  warning freedom of  the press speech