Presentation on theme: "America’s Political heritage"— Presentation transcript:
1America’s Political heritage The Colonial ExperienceChapter 4 Section 1
2A Voice in Government Colonists’ Rights * ‘voice in government’ - elect representatives to the legislature*1619- representative government- Burgesses*colonists are still citizens of England
3A 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
4A Voice in Government page 84 What would happen if a colony challenged England’s authority?
5A 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
6Citizenship in the Colonies page 86-87 Compare and Contrast ‘citizenship rights’ of an English citizen to an American citizen today.
7Some 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?’
8Some 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
9Some 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”
10Some Roots of Freedom page 88-89 A Call for Freedom of the Press- John Peter Zenger’s Trial- what was the outcome?
11Signs 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.