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ECO321 Lec. 3 notes: Wed, may 22 nd Couple philosophers (i.e) john lock.  what’s important is for each ppl to develop and give them the opportunity to contribute & achieve their best US independence Eng. King taxing heavily, (time of colonial) in US, In June 1776, amid growing sentiment for American independence and after hostilities with the British army had commenced at Lexington, Massachusetts, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a resolution in the Second Continental Congress for the colonies to collectively dissolve political connections with Great Britain, pursue foreign alliances, and draft a plan of confederation.  US became independent, and therefore forms American constitution (Life, Liberty & Pursue of Happiness) → ironically they had the worst system (slavery)  US think the country/society should be run by ppl with good education, family backgrounds etc. Movement that formed Canada: - Soon as those ppl settle in the US, they still have family in the Great Britain and wanted to move them over, and 1/3 of those families moved to Canada. st - Canada also declared its will to become independent, and July 1 , GB signed the BNA (British North American Act) agreement with Canada - Canadian constitute: (Peace, ordering government) – lead formation of Canadian Hero: Mounties or RCMP Many Cowboy movies: represent individualism US Slavery: - back in US they grew cotton & sugar crane - Americans brought prisoners of war (Africans) and shipped them to Atlanta. Involved auctions to sell these ppl as slaves (highest bidder gets the slave). Plantation owners bought these slaves and make them work on the field. ppl felt Americans were hypocrites, inconsistent with US’s constituti
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