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1 USHC Standard 1The student will demonstrate an understanding of the conflicts between regional and national interest in the development of democracy in the United States.
2 USHC-1.1Summarize the distinct characteristics of each colonial region in the settlement and development of British North America, including religious, social, political, and economic differences.
3 It is essential for you to know 1. a mental map of where each colonial region was located 2. the complexities of motivations for settlement and that these motivations impacted the type of society that developed in each region
4 Religion as Motivation One of the most common misunderstandings about the motivation of settlers is that they all came for religious reasons. Although the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay were foundedfor religious purposes, most other settlers came to the New World to get land to improve their economic and social standing.
5 ReligionThe impact of religion in the English colonies depended upon which groups of Englishmen settled the region. The first Pilgrims and Puritans migrated for religious freedom for themselves but not for religious freedom for other religious groups. There was very little religious tolerance in New England.
6 Religion-New EnglandThe Puritans were trying to create a “city on the hill,” a community that England could look to as a model of godliness. They did not want their model community defiled by people with other religious beliefs, so they exiled dissenters such as Roger Williams to Rhode Island and persecuted Quakers. Religion played a large role in the cultural development of New England.
7 Religion-Middle Colonies There was more religious diversity and tolerance in the Mid-Atlantic colonies; however, it was also limited. Pennsylvania was founded by Quaker William Penn. Quakers believed that everyone had an inner light and this belief fostered tolerance. The Act of Toleration in Maryland is often cited as evidence of religious tolerance but is also evidence of the intolerance practiced by the Puritans in Maryland. Lord Baltimore promoted the Act in order to protect the rights of the Catholics in the colony.
8 Religion-Southern Colonies Southern colonies were founded for economic reasons and religion did not play as large a role in their cultural development until the Great Awakening.The Church of England (Anglican) was the established church in the South.Religious intolerance in the colonial period was a prime factor in the establishment of the principle of separation of churchand state after the American Revolution.
9 Society-New England and Mid Atlantic Colonies Early migrants to New England and the mid-Atlantic colonies initially developed a somewhat egalitarian society based on religious equality that fostered the development of democratic political institutions but as economic prosperity developed and immigration increased, so did class distinctions. The Congregational (Puritan) church fostered the development of towns and educational institutions and shaped New England society.
10 Society-SouthThe English settlements in the South developed a hierarchical social structure early because of the plantation system and their dependence on indentured servants and later on slaves. The slave system was transplanted to the Carolinas from Barbados. The development of towns and schools was impeded by these large land holdings. Although Georgia was initially chartered as a penal colony that outlawed slavery in order to promote a more egalitarian society, it soon became a plantation colony that allowed slavery.
11 PoliticsThe political development of the colonies was impacted by the political traditions of the mother country. The British emigrants brought not only their language and culture with them but also their experience with the Magna Carta and Parliament. Colonial experiences and distance from the mother country fostered the development of democratic institutions starting with Virginia’s House of Burgesses and the New England town meeting.
12 PoliticsDependence on slavery and the development of the plantation economy impacted the South’s less democratic political system in which the coastal planters had more political power than ordinary farmers. Civil war in England during the 1600s and the policy of salutary neglect helped to undermine the authority of the king in the colonies and strengthened the role of colonial assemblies.
13 PoliticsAlthough most colonies were royal colonies by 1750, colonial assemblies used the power of the purse to control the impact of the royal governors. British subjects in the colonies were loyal to the Crown but believed that only their colonial assemblies had the power to tax them based on the traditions of the Magna Carta and colonial experience. The English Civil War, the Glorious Revolution and the English Bill of Right all influenced the colonists’ perception of their rights as Englishmen. This understanding is essential for Indicator 1.2.
14 Economics-New England The economic development of the English colonies in the New World depended on their geographic location and the natural resources and the human capital available to them. Geographic conditions afforded the settlers in New England only a subsistence farming economy. They turned to the forests for shipbuilding and to the sea as merchants and fishermen. New Englanders were not as dependent on slavery as Southern colonists because of geographic conditions, such as rocky soil and a short growing season and this impacted their views of democracy.
15 Economics-Mid Atlantic The settlers of the Mid-Atlantic colonies were able to exploit their geographic resources of fertile soil and moderate climate and employ their large families to develop an export trade in food stuffs and were not dependent o slave labor.
16 Economics-SouthThe Southern colonies used their wide expanses of fertile soil to grow cash crops, such as tobacco, rice, and indigo, with slave labor and to export these crops on the ships of New England. It is a common misunderstanding that cotton was a major export crop of the colonial era. Cotton became an important part of the southern economy only after the invention of the cotton gin in
17 EconomicsThe three regions developed an interdependent network of coastal trade and trade with the British Caribbean as well as trade across the Atlantic with Africa and Europe. This trade and consequent economic development was impacted by the mercantilist policies of the mother country. Know where the largest port cities were located and why they developed in those locales. This understanding will be essential background for future economic development included in standards 2 and 4.
18 Standard 1 1.2Analyze the early development of representative government and political rights in the American colonies, including the influence of the British political system and the rule of law as written in the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights, and the conflict between the colonial legislatures and the British Parliament over the right to tax that resulted in the American Revolutionary War.
19 It is essential for students to know American representative government developed during the colonial period as a result of both the transfer of ideas of representative government from England and the circumstances of New World.The English settlers brought with them concepts from British government of the MagnaCarta and were later influenced by the English Bill of Rights.
21 Magna Carta 1215Latin: Great Charter John had to agree to recognize the rights of the nobility and the Church. TAXATION BY CONSENT
22 Magna Carterrecognized the rights of Englishmen to be consulted on the levying of taxesto have their rights protected by a jury of their peers.This is the basis of the English parliamentary and judicial systems. Colonial charters granted by the king included statements declaring that English colonists continued to enjoy the rights of Englishmen.
23 Rule of Law English political tradition also included the rule of law the principle that every member of society must obey the law, even the king.rules are clear, well-understood, and fairly enforced
24 THE ENGLISH PARLIAMENT Structure prior to English Bill of RightsTHE ENGLISH PARLIAMENTTheONEKINGHOUSEPARLIAMENTHOUSE OFOFCOMMONSLORDSbicameralTheTheFEWMANY
25 The English Bill of Rights the people have the right to be consulted, through their representatives, on the levying of taxesestablished that the power of the king (executive) should be limited by the Parliamentthe people have the right to religious freedom (which is included in the First Amendment in the American Bill of Rights)
26 Evidence of Representative Government in the Colonies House of BurgessNew England Town MeetingColonial Legislatures with elected members
27 The House of BurgessesThe Virginia Company allowed the colonists in Jamestown to start the House of Burgesses as a way of maintaining order in the colony and attracting new colonists.only property owners were allowed to votedevelopment of a social elite to whom others deferred meant that the Virginia colonists did not have a truly democratic governmentBy the 1620s, the king had appointed a royal governor, further limiting democracy in Virginia
28 The Mayflower Compact and Town Meeting an early example of the principle that government derives its authority from the peoplePuritan belief dictated representative government\Spread to other parts of Mass.Male members voted through the Town Meeting where civil law was handledAll thirteen colonies established a representative assembly which had the right to levy taxes. By the time of the revolution, most colonies had a royal governor.
29 Other events that shaped Democracy in the Colonies During the English civil war in mid century, the English government left the colonies fairly much alone to develop their political institutions. After almost a century of struggle between the king and Parliament, King James was overthrown in the Glorious Revolution and replaced with William and Mary who agreed to abide by the English Bill of Right. The monarchs were forced to recognize the supremacy of Parliament and its right to make tax law.In response to the Glorious Revolution, John Locke wrote that man had natural rights to life, liberty and property, that people established a social contract in order to form the government, and that the authority to govern rests on the will of the people.
30 Absolutism vs. Constitutionalism Government PowerAbsoluteLIMITEDLawsArbitraryCommonTaxationBy DecreeBy ConsentRepresentative Bodies?NOYESSovereigntyThe MonarchThe People
31 The Stuarts JAMES I CHARLES I CHARLES II JAMES II WILLIAM & MARY MONARCH(S)AbsolutismJAMES I( )King James Bible (Authorized Version)Jamestown ColonyDivine Right of KingsEnforced Religious UniformityCHARLES I( )Short Parliament / Long ParliamentEnglish Civil WarBEHEADEDCromwell’s Dictatorship (Puritans destroy many Anglican churches, close theaters)RestorationCHARLES IIThe “Merry Monarch”Test Acts (No Catholics in Office)JAMES IICatholicViolated Test ActsRun off by ParliamentENGLISH BILL OF RIGHTSConstitu-tionalismWILLIAM & MARYSigned the English Bill of RightsAcknowledged Parliamentary Supremacy
32 JAMES I STUART ABSOLUTISM King James Bible Jamestown Colony Authorized VersionJamestown ColonyReligious UniformityEveryone must attend Church of England servicesJAMES I
33 CHARLES I MORE ABSOLUTISM Short Parliament Long Parliament English Civil WarCavaliers vs. RoundheadsCHARLES I
34 CHARLES II “The Merry Monarch” Test Acts Increased Toleration [Too Late?]No Legitimate IssueCHARLES II
35 Charles II’s Brother Catholic Unpopular Harsh James II
36 ENGLISH BILL OF RIGHTS William [of Orange] and Mary [Stuart] signed the English Bill of Rights.
37 Road to RevolutionThe control that Parliament was able to exert on the colonies was limited by distance and desire.After the 1720s, the English government followed a policy of salutary neglect, leaving the colonists to govern themselves. Their colonial assemblies had the right to tax the citizens of the colonies.It was the change of this policy that riled the colonists into revolt.
38 Road to RevolutionDuring the French and Indian War, Parliament abandoned salutary neglect and enforced their mercantilist policies by cracking down on smugglers.They established admiralty courts [Sugar Act] which violated the right to a trial by a jury of one’s peers (Magna Carta).The cost of the French and Indian War caused Great Britain to change its policy towards the colonies and imposed taxes to help pay the war debt. Colonists vehemently opposed the Stamp Act because it was a direct tax rather than an indirect (import) tax such as the sugar tax.
39 Causes of the French and Indian War Fur Trade in the Ohio ValleyDisputed Boundaries in the WestWar in Europe/Tension
42 Road to RevolutionParliament’s failure to recognize the exclusive right of the colonial assemblies to collect taxes constituted ‘taxation without representation’.Colonists responded with the creation of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty, the Stamp Act Congress and an effective economic boycott which led to the repeal of the Stamp Act.The stationing of British troops in the colonies resulted in the Boston Massacre and further alienated the colonists.
43 Road to RevolutionThe Townshend Acts resulted in a continuation of the boycott and the Tea Act resulted in the Boston Tea Party, which led to the “Intolerable” (Coercive) Acts, the First Continental Congress, and the “shot heard ‘round the world” at Lexington and Concord that began the Revolutionary War.
44 Important to knowThe colonists were not protesting against the taxes because the taxes were too high nor were they attempting to form a new kind of government. Instead the colonists were trying to hold onto the government that they had developed during the time of salutary neglect.Neither did the colonists want to have representation in Parliament; since they would have been outvoted.What they wanted was British recognition that only their colonial legislatures had the right to impose taxes on the citizens of the colonies.
45 Standard 1 Indicator 1.3Analyze the impact of the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution on establishing the ideals of a democratic republic.
46 Essential for you to know Written to further the cause of the fight for Independence against the mother countryAddressed to those in the colonies who were still loyal to the KingBased on the ideas of John LockeStated the ideas of equality includingThe natural rights of life, liberty, pursuit of happinessThe purpose of gov’t to secure those rightsThe right of the people to abolish gov’t when natural rights are not protected
47 The Declaration made it’s case against the King not Parliament “He” had violated the rights of the colonist“He” was responsible for breaking the bonds between England and the colonistsThe Declaration unified the nation against a common enemy the was George III
48 French InterventionIndependence gave America the opportunity to enter into alliances with other countriesFrance (King) did not support ideas of democracy but England was a common enemyAfter Saratoga (key battle) France believed the colonist could winThe “Treaty of Alliance” between France and Colonies gave America support and naval supplies through victory at Yorktown
49 Post-War Influence of the Declaration of Independence The Declaration had influence on the Articles of Confederation by establishing strong state governments and a weak national government limiting executive powerStates in the North passed emancipation lawsStates provided freedom of religionThe right to vote was restricted to property ownersCertain groups would still not realize the ideas expressed in the Declaration
50 Standard 1 Indicator 1.4Analyze how dissatisfactions with the government under the Articles of Confederation were addressed with the writing of the Constitution of 1787, including the debates and compromises reached at the Philadelphia Convention and the ratification of the Constitution.
51 Articles of Confederation Greatest problem-inability of a weak national government to meet the needs of the nationColonists had believed that power rested in the colonial legislatures and fought to preserve that. New State assemblies believed in the power of the statesThe Continental Congress had provided the model for gov’t under the Articles and authority rested with the States not in a central gov’t
52 Successes of the Articles of Confederation Land OrdinancesNorthwest OrdinancesArea of State ConstitutionsNegotiating the Treaty of Paris 1781
53 Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation Economic problems1. Could not lay or collect taxes2. Could not decide disputes between states over the issue of interstate trade andcommerce, currency, or boundaries.(Shays Rebellion)Diplomatic problems1. Could not make GB live up to provisionsof Treaty of Paris2. Could not make GB honor trade agreements3. Could not persuade Spain to allow access tosea through New OrleansOrganizational problems1. States failed to recognize authority of central gov’t2.
54 Standard 1 Indicator 1.5Explain how the fundamental principle of limited government is protected by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, including democracy, republicanism, federalism, the separation of powers, the system of checks and balances, and individual rights.
55 Limited Government must be controlled so that it cannot infringe upon the rights of the people.fundamental principle of democracy is that the government derives its power from the consent of the governed
56 The United States?not a democracy at its inception because it did not recognize the right to vote of several classes of peopledid recognize that the ultimate governing authority rested with the voters.based the government on the principle of republicanism.Voters were to be represented by elected legislators who would make decisions in the interests of the voters.
57 How it worksVoters elect the members of the House of Representatives-Because the framers of the Constitution believed in “No taxation without representation”, the right to initiate tax measures would originate in the House of Representatives who were elected by the peopleSenators indirectly elected (out of population control)Electoral College-to insure that popularity would not necessarily determine PresidentNational Judiciary (Supreme Court) nominated by Executive and confirmed by SenateThe Framers of the Constitution included in the structure of the government protections that would limit the power of the national government. Federalism
58 How federalism worksLimits power of national government by delegating some powersOther powers are reserved for StatesSome powers are shared or held concurrently by both State and National Gov’t
59 Three Branches Executive-Enforces the law Judicial-interprets the law Legislative-makes the lawChecks and Balances-to make sure one branch does not become more powerful than the other two
60 RatificationAntifederalists-those that wanted strong state governmentsRepresented by the back country farmers who feared control by wealthy elitist.Federalists-those that wanted a strong national governmentRepresented by the coastal elitist and aristocratsRatification (Passing) was reached when a compromise was reached to add a Bill of Rights to the Constitution protecting the rights of the peopleJames Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton wrote a series of essays called “The Federalist Papers” which indicated that a strong national gov’t was needed to protect the rights of the people while at the same time not so strong that it stepped on their personal liberties
61 Bill of Rights First 10 Amendments to Constitution Included to assure ratification by StatesList of personal freedoms
62 Standard 1 Indicator 1.6Analyze the development of the two-party system during the presidency of George Washington, including controversies over domestic and foreign policies and the regional interests of the Democratic-Republicans and the Federalists.
63 A Two-Party SystemDeveloped over problems between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander HamiltonBoth members of Washington’s Cabinet (group of advisors to President)Jefferson-Secretary of StateHamilton-Secretary of TreasuryThey agreed on ratification of Constitution but disagreed over funding of paying off war debt
64 Alexander Hamilton Believed in organization and strong national gov’t Leader of the FederalistsArgued for a National Bank to act as loan maker to spur economic growthArgued that the Gov’t should assume war debts of states-South did not like thisWanted tariffLoose Constructionist of the Constitution
65 Thomas JeffersonLeader of the Anti-Federalists or Democratic RepublicansFavored a strong national government in terms of foreign relations but still believed in power of statesSaw the backbone of America in the farmer and believed an agrarian society should leadStrict constructionist of the Constitution
66 Hamilton vs. Jefferson Differences between First Political Parties FederalistsLeader: Alexander HamiltonFavored:• Rule by the wealthy class• Strong federal government• Emphasis on manufacturing• Loose interpretation of the ConstitutionDemocratic-RepublicansLeader: Thomas Jefferson• Rule by the people• Strong state governments• Emphasis on agriculture• Strict interpretation of the Constitution
67 Whiskey Rebellion Perhaps the biggest problem between two parties Hamilton wanted to control both the drinking habits of Americans and raise revenueFarmers turned grain into alcohol for easier transport and did not like the new excise tax placed on their whiskeyRevolt broke out in western Penn. Put down by President WashingtonProblem: Raising money from farmers work
68 Other ProblemsJefferson and Madison’s support of French in French Revolution because of help in Revolutionary WarHamilton’s support of Britain as a viable trading partner
69 Edmund GenetCitizen Genet-Ambassador to US from France-sought to train privateers against Britain and endanger US neutrality.Ask for asylum in US after his backers in France lost power.Led to Jefferson being called a Radical and his subsequent resignation from Washington’s cabinetabout the only thing Hamilton and Jefferson agreed on was his being asked to stop by Washington
70 Jay’s Treaty Treaty between US and Britain Protected trade between Britain and USMade British give up Lands West of AppalachiansLooked to France like an alliance against them-hotly contested by Jefferson
71 Election of 1796 John Adams, a Federalist receives 71 electoral votes Thomas Jefferson, a Democratic Republican receives 68 electoral votesJefferson becomes VPBecause two parties were in charge this gave rise to sectionalism where a regions interest becomes more important than the interests of the nation as a whole
72 X Y Z AffairBecause of the Jay Treaty, France was concerned that the US and Britain were forming an allianceLed to seizure of American ships by French navyAdams sends 3 man delegation to France to meet with French Foreign Minister Tallyrand to end seizuresMeet instead with 3 low-level officials who demanded a bribe. (Identified as X Y and Z)1798 Navy is created and Washington becomes head of military (again)Led to Quasi War with France for two years (an undeclared war)
73 Alien and Sedition Acts Anti French feelings in AmericaMost foreigners aliened to Democratic Republican partyLooked at as a major threat to FederalistsAlien and Sedition Acts passed with 4 measuresFirst 3 dealt with residency requirements for citizenship4th measure set fines and jail terms for anyone hindering the operation of government or even talking about officialsMany Democratic Republicans were prosecuted and jailed
74 Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions Jefferson and Madison saw A and S acts as misuse of powerMadison draws up protest supported by Virginia State Legislature and Jefferson does the same supported by KentuckyThe Kentucky part called for states to be able to nullify or consider void any act of congress they deemed unconstitutionalNo other state agreed and issue died
75 Standard 1 Indicator 1.7Summarize the expansion of the power of the national government as a result of Supreme Court decisions under Chief Justice John Marshall, such as the establishment of judicial review in Marbury v. Madison and the impact of political party affiliation on the Court.
76 Democracy and the Supreme Court Ideas about democracy developed through decisions of the CourtPrinciples and ideas of the Constitution and power of national gov’t were strengthened under Chief Justice John Marshal and the Supreme CourtStrong National gov’tSupreme over the StatesReflected Federalists interests
77 Cases that strengthened the Federal Government Marbury v. MadisonGibbons v. OgdenDartmouth v. WoodwardMcCulloch v. MarylandWorcester v. GeorgiaYou are to take the information I give you and write a brief for each case. This brief should include:the facts of the case (what do the parties allege?) the core constitutional issue(s) the ruling of the Court the majority opinion the concurring opinion(s), if any the dissenting opinion(s), if any