Presentation on theme: "America’s Political heritage"— Presentation transcript:
1 America’s Political heritage The Colonial ExperienceChapter 4 Section 1
2 A Voice in Government Colonists’ Rights * ‘voice in government’ - elect representatives to the legislature*1619- representative government- Burgesses*colonists are still citizens of England
3 A Voice in Government Royal Authority - each colony established through a charter.- England (Monarch) had final authority- Throughout ’s- England busy with war- colonists governed themselves
4 A Voice in Government page 84 What would happen if a colony challenged England’s authority?
5 A Voice in Government Preserving Rights - overtime…. - conflict occurs between colonial governors and legislatures- colonial governors- usually appointed- represented interests of England*colonial citizens resisted efforts to ignore their rights and/or weaken their legislatures
6 Citizenship in the Colonies page 86-87 Compare and Contrast ‘citizenship rights’ of an English citizen to an American citizen today.
7 Some Roots of Freedom page 88 Why was ‘Freedom of Religion’ and ‘Freedom of the Press’ so important to English colonists?What conflicts/problems have they faced in regards to these types of ‘freedoms?’
8 Some Roots of Freedom Greater Religious Freedom - Religion - no separation between church and state- pay taxes to support official Church of England- Puritans-persecuted those who criticized their religion
9 Some Roots of Freedom Greater Religious Freedom - Roger Williams (1636)- founded colony of Rhode Island- created a charter that promised no one would be punished “for any differences in opinions in matters of religion”
10 Some Roots of Freedom page 88-89 A Call for Freedom of the Press- John Peter Zenger’s Trial- what was the outcome?
11 Signs of Discontent Tyranny? - 1700’s - colonists begin to believe that governors are abusing their power and authority- and are worried that they may eventually take their‘voice in government’ away.