In the process, they could hold back a number of potential rebellions and create a consensus of popular support for the rule of a new, privileged leadership.When we look at the American Revolution this way, it was a work of genius, and the Founding Fathers deserve the awed tribute they have received over the centuries. They created the most effective system of national control devised in modern times, and showed future generations of leaders the advantages of combining paternalism with command. 2. According to Zinn, how did the creation of the United States benefit the upper class? They created a world where a few families owned most of the wealth.
Yazan Samaro Professor Beluris History M01B December 4, 2011 Paper #4 As the leader of 6,000 inhabitants at Moorpark, California I plan to reconstruct society from what I have learned in History M01B. I would start out by explaining the importance of freedom and nationalism to my people to create an efficient political system. John Lock’s theories about the equality of independence of man are important for the citizens to understand that my political system will defend their natural rights of life, liberty and property no matter what ethnicity or gender they are. I think Lenin’s nationalist ideas can create unity and equality between the state and its people, working together. This means that my political system will consist of me as their leader along with my party that can be voted into office by the 6000 people remaining.
The Sedition Act prohibited anyone from insulting the federal government verbally or in writing. This act violated two components of the Bill of Rights: freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. This act ironically simulated what would most likely happen in a monarchial society. The federalists were often accused of being “Monocrats” and wanting a monarchial society. (Document F) One Republican, James Madison, perceived the beginnings of a monarchy as he wrote, “The abolition of Royalty was it seems not one of his Revolutionary principles.” (Document N) These views are exemplified in the picture depicting the XYZ Affair.
It was treaty after treaty trying to avoid warfare and give all countries an identical playing field. America, while struggling for independence in the Atlantic, finally achieved their goals through warfare. The triumphs at Tripoli and the Algiers “had allowed the United States to attain the long-sought goal of extending its independence to the high seas” (Lambert 211). The Algerian War ended the thirty year process of America trying to rid itself of piracy from the Barbary States. This now showed that the US, through the actions of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison, was not only an autonomous trading power in the Atlantic, but also “matched its place in the world with its national boasts” (Lambert
Christopher Ware Professor Julie Lane English Composition 102 27 March 2012 “Continuing the Dream ” If America is to support the ideals for which Martin Luther King Jr. fought, it must do more than pay lip service to civil rights rulings; it must enforce them. With the history of the black troubles in mind, King leads us into his empowering purpose for presenting this argument. He brings the Constitution and backbone of our nation into play and tells that his people are come to “cash a check.” The check is written for the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness that all men are entitled to under our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Yet he tells that instead of being granted their rightful earnings as American citizens, the Negro people are given back a check marked insufficient. King tells that his purpose is to bring to pass the time where his people will be able to cash this check, and that time for them is now!
Battles such as Bunker Hill, Lexington and Concord, and Saratoga, gave hope to all the people and a sight of freedom in their eyes. There was no choice left but to create their on republican views and values that would respect all men and the Declaration of Independence was the beginning of that. George Washington would also step up and lead the country by giving them victory in important battles and becoming the colonist’s first president. He was the first person to be fair to even the enemy as he allowed them to escape and was what really showed the republican values and the respect, fairness, liberty, and freedom the colonies new government have been searching for. Hmmm…?
The Monroe Doctrine of 1823 remains to have significant influence across every nation. Sovereigns upon this international stage have adopted this political order as part of their foreign policy. Initially established by President James Monroe, it has become a longstanding presence within the United States foreign policy over the years. The original purpose of the Monroe Doctrine was to secure the “continents” of the United States from outside threats; more importantly, from any further advancement of the European nation. As a young nation maturing into a respected power, the United States, a spectator society as it were, would ideally police and protect their “brethren republics” of Latin America and other nations within the Western
Thomas Jefferson clearly shows through The Declaration of Independence that liberty and a legitimate government is important, as well as, giving men equal opportunity. Taking these rights away then brought to light to the colonists on how to establish a government where these attributes still stand. The people could not merely step away from Great Britain on small and petty accounts. It had to be depicted that there were several problems occurring under the rule of the King. Jefferson had to prove their rights to liberty, equality, and a true government were being buried in the ground by who they saw as a
Many Puerto Ricans were initially happy to be granted territory status and citizenship in 1917, assuming that it was the first step to becoming full and equal citizens of this country. The same equality, rights and obligations as any other citizens in the United States is all the island Puerto Rican population wants. Puerto Rico continues to be the Latina mistress of the United States government. While we have benefited from this relationship in many ways, we’ve also been hurt in the process. Even if Puerto Rico doesn’t achieve statehood, Congress can accord voting rights by Constitutional amendment, either by abolishing the electoral college (which ties the presidential election to state-by-state votes) or by defining territories such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as eligible to hold electoral votes—just like the District of Columbia.
The Birth of a New Nation “In order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, and insure domestic tranquility,” our founding fathers meticulously drafted a document that demanded the world take notice. That document, the Declaration of Independence, signified that a new country was born. In the 1770‘s Great Britain had been imposing transgressions and violating the colonists’ rights in many ways. For example, not allowing them to represent themselves in parliament, or to pass laws. In addition, Great Britain forbid them from trading with other countries.