Notes 9/17/2013 1730-1750
- 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)
- 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.”
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
Focusing on Federal Constitution
1. Why wa