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1 “Converge and MC ME with Tradition” “Converge and MC ME with Tradition” How We Copied English Government

2 The Great Convergence I. “CONVERGE”- The Great Convergence A. People of the colonies came from varied ethnic and religious backgrounds. 1.White Europeans: including 50% English and less than 10% each of French, Dutch, Irish, German,and Scottish. There were 20% African Slaves Religions included Puritans, Quakers and Catholics (All Christians). Religions included Puritans, Quakers and Catholics (All Christians). Also there were indentured servants and Native American Indians.

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4 The Great Convergence B. Why did they “Converge” (Come Together) 1. Religious freedom, land, profit from trade, to escape debt, political freedom and to live a better life. 1. Religious freedom, land, profit from trade, to escape debt, political freedom and to live a better life.

5 Brainstorm Being form such varied backgrounds…What sort of problems might they encounter living together? Being form such varied backgrounds…What sort of problems might they encounter living together?

6 How it was in England Parliament (English Government that represents the ideas of the people) House of Lords Wealthy and Clergy Apointed Commons Commoners elected them

7 How We Copied Them Congress (American Government that represents the ideas of the people) Senate 1 st appointed now they are elected House of Representatives Elected

8 Professor Presley

9 II. “ MC ME with Like the English” As the colonies made their government they borrowed ideas from their English Heritage. As the colonies made their government they borrowed ideas from their English Heritage.

10 A. The proof is in the Documents

11 1.M=THE MAGNA CARTA: Date M=THE MAGNA CARTA: Date 1215 The king could not raise without consulting the Great group of Nobles and The king could not raise taxes without consulting the Great Council -A group of Nobles and Church Leaders The Great Council is divided into Parliament over time. Parliament is divided into the house of LORDS (nobles) and the ELECTED House of Commons. B. Even the King is not above the law. (KEY POINT)

12 2. C=Colonial Charters: Dates ) 2. C=Colonial Charters: Dates ) Documents that outlined laws and Freedoms guaranteed to Kings subjects in the colonies. A. Virginia, Jamestown created the House of Burgesses -first Representative Government (ELECTED officials made laws for the colony).

13 3. M=Mayflower Compact Date M=Mayflower Compact Date 1620 Before Pilgrims set foot on Cape Cod Massachusetts. They outlined rules for their new home. B. The 41 men who signed it agreed to consult one another about the laws for their colony and promised to work together to make the colony succeed.

14 4. E=The English Bill of Rights Date E=The English Bill of Rights Date 1689 A written list of freedoms that the government promised to protect. 1 Individual Rights 2 Trail By Jury 3. No Raise in taxes without Parliament approval!


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