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Notes 9/17/2013 1730-1750 Great Awakening - Bringing back the fire. - Evangelicals vs. Rationalists - Rationalists- Ministers , Influenced by the enlightenment 1. Focuses on the individuals’ rights and powers - The colonist’s believe it is not a right to be in office 2. The colonies are being united in a common experience( It is important because there is a common experience and language) Jonathan Edwards - Scared the crap out of the people in order to have them become evangelicals - “Our people don’t need to have their heads stored, they need to be touched.” George Whitefield - First celebrity in American History - 1739-1741, travels from Maine to Georgia - Preached for God (challenged the institutional churched) - He was supported by the mass media - Allied with Benjamin Franklin - Lead to increase in church memberships - Influenced other men and increased # of ministers Notes 9/19/2013 1763-1780s -The French and Indian war lead to the British nearly doubling their territory. Treaty of Paris, 1763 - Britain gains land Proclamation line of 1763 – - Colonies cannot live west of this line. The Revenue Acts - The Stamp Act, 1765- Tax on Printed Letters ( Authorized by George Grenville) a. Costs the Religious Leaders and the Lawyers to be mad - The Townshend Acts,1767 – Quartering Acts - (Non-Importation) Letters from a Pennsylvania farmer – John Dickenson, states that the Colonists don’t need British goods - The Boston Massacre, 1770 - The Last Straw - The Boston Tea Party In 1773, Men boarded the ship, took out the tea, and dumped it - Coercive Acts ( Intolerable Acts), 1774 ( As a result of the Boston Tea Party) a. Port Act- Closed the Port of Boston b. Massachusetts Regulatory Act- Boston gets a new governor c. Administration of Justice Act- The colonial official are going to be paid by the governor, if you commit a crime you will be tried in England d. Quartering Act- Now soldiers have to be quartered in private residents War - First Continental Congress, 1774 – they people are going to continue non-importation. - Second continental Congress , 1775- Philly, The congress begins to a. Print money b. Get help c. Not tax the colonies d. Form and army ( Chose George Washington ) - The Combatants Independence - Common Sense- Thomas Paine, “How dumb is it that this giant expanse of land is ruled by this tiny little island?” - Declaration of Independence, 1776 ( Thomas Jefferson and John Adams ) - The French Alliance Notes 9/24/2013 What is the relationship between the Declaration and slavery? Was the revolution actually revolutionary? - The revolution was a transform in the form of government, but not a transformation in who controls the power Why should we declare? - - Free from tyranny Why not? - The consequences of treason Thomas Jefferson - He is talking about natural rights that all humans have ( In the Declaration) - Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - The section that blamed the King for creating slavery, was taken out. - Deep rooted prodigiousness that will not go away Notes 10/1/13 Focusing on Federal Constitution 1. Why wa
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