Liberty: freedom from gov control (personal freedom & economic freedom) Equality: equality of opportunity, equality of outcome, political equality. Sugar act 1764: enforced a previous tax on molasses. Stamp act 1765: required printed materials to have a stamp on them. -declaration of independence 1776: declared our independence, did not establish a new government, this is not the first us constitution; used very colorful language to make the effort seem appealing; includes a list of grievances against the crown. Established a weak central gov w/ no president, only a legislature. All 13 states needed to agree to something for it to be passed (not logical) Wanted a government right at home that was accountable to the people. Virginia plan: states would have delegates proportionate to population or wealth; small states did not like this. New jersey plan: each state would have equal representation; large states did not like this. Connecticut compromise: equal representation in the senate, proportion in the house of.