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CONSTITUTION Chapter 1 Section 1
Review Section 1 Constitutional Terms Continental Congress - Elected representatives who advised the colonists on policies regarding relations with Britain.
Terms Cont. Representation - state of being represented, especially in a legislative body Revolutionary - favoring great change Repealed - to revoke or remove by legislative act
Terms Cont. Salutary Neglect - policy by which the English monarch allowed the American colonists to rule themselves as long as it benefited the England Unalienable Right - freedom that cannot be taken away or transferred to another
Main Ideas Why did the colonists rebel against Britain? - because they had begun to think of themselves more as Americans rather than English citizens. Also, they resented the King and Parliament taxing them and telling them what to do.
Main Ideas Cont. What did the Continental Congress do to establish American Independence? - appointed a committee to prepare a document declaring the colonists independence from England and listed the grievances against England.
Main Ideas Cont. Two basic human rights stated in the Declaration of Independence. - Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
Critical Thinking Why was Britain against American independence? 1. Colonists had supplied Britain with materials for British industry 2. Colonists bought British made goods (with tax) – this supplied revenue