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We the People
i Rights of Englishmen
I. the “uncollected” English constitution (3-17)
A. Magna Carta, 1215
B. Petition of ...
IV. 1676; the end of American independence (50-72)
A. Anglo-Dutch Wars (3 from 1652-75)
←1. James, Duke of York and Albany...
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We the people, i, outline

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This is a handout offered at the first session. Also given out are the Outline for all eight sessions and the study guide.

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We the people, i, outline

  1. 1. We the People i Rights of Englishmen I. the “uncollected” English constitution (3-17) A. Magna Carta, 1215 B. Petition of Right, 1628 C. Habeas Corpus Act, 1679 1. Whigs and Tories 2. Glorious Revolution, 1688 D [English] Bill of Rights, 1689 II. “Before the white man came…” (18-34) A. the real people 1. images B. origins to “contact” 1. Beringia C. Iroquois Confederacy “Haudenosaunee” (People of the Long House) 1. “Gayanashagowa” (Great Law of Peace) 2. Beaver Wars (1609-1711) D. the fall line III. the colonial experience (35-49) A. Virginia, 1607 ←1. precedents ←2. 1619-The 3 ‘B’s ←a. Black men ←b. Burgesses ←c. Brown “gold” (tobacco) ←3. 1500s-The 3 ‘G’s ← a. God ← b. Gold ← c. Glory ←B. Massachussetts, 1620 ← 1. religious roots ← 2. the foundation legends ← 3. colonial charters- CT & RI ←C. Proprietary Colonies ← 1. Maryland, 1632 ← 2. Carolina, 1663 ← 3. Pennsylvania, 1681 ←
  2. 2. IV. 1676; the end of American independence (50-72) A. Anglo-Dutch Wars (3 from 1652-75) ←1. James, Duke of York and Albany, later king James II (1685-88) ←2. Province of New York, 1665 ← a. “the center of empire in America”-Webb ← 1. Daniel Garacontié (Onondaga sachem), Edmund Andros, and James Stuart ←B. “Gustawhenta” (the Covenant Chain) ←1. mutual ambitions ←2. Iroquois strike south ←C. Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676-77 ← 1. causes ← a. Sir Wm Berkeley (1605-77) ← b. Indian attacks ← 2. results ← a. rebellion crushed ← b. Berkeley’s regime replaced by Royal rule ← c. “the end of American independence” ←D. King Philip’s War, 1675-76 V. the road to 1776 (73-91) A. Dominion of New England, 1686-89 ← B. Mercantilism ←1. Bullionism-wealth = Au & Ag (gold & silver) ← a. need for a “favorable balance of trade”-- exports > imports ←2. colonialism ← a. source of raw materials ← b. market for manufactures ←3. trade restrictions ← a. Navigation Acts, 1651-1772 ←C. Great War for Empire, 1688-1763 ← 1. King Wm’s War, 1688-97 ← 2. Queen Anne’s War, 1702-13 ← 3. King George’s War,1744-48 ← 4. French & Indian War, 1754-1763 ← ←D. Britain tightens control ←1. royal governors vs colonial assemblies ←2. taxes, troops & tea ←E. Revolutionary War, 1775-83 ←1. from Rights of Englishmen to Independence ← VI. the state constitutions ( 92- 98) 1. George Mason (1726-1792) 2. The Virginia State Constitution, 1776 ← 3. States as “laboratories of democracy”--USSC Justice Louis Brandeis ← ←7/5/13 ←jbp

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