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Title: Traditional liberties


1
Traditional liberties
Liberty!
quartering of troops
taxation
King's judges
trade restrictions
2
Why was independence the ONLY solution for the
colonists?
Colonists had lost confidence in British
Constitution
English Constitution was inadequate check on
abuses of political power
English Constitution was an inadequate guarantee
of liberty of citizens
Belief in a higher law ---John Locke
3
How radical were the American Revolutionaries?
QUESTIONED GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY

Taxation w/o representation in Parliament
QUESTIONED KINGS POWER
Quartered troops/ controlled judges
QUESTIONED BRITISH CONSTITUTIONS LEGITIMACY
Allowed abuse of political power
QUESTIONED ATTACHMENT TO MOTHER CO.
Did not guarantee natural rights
4
The real revolution was the radical
change in the principles opinions and affections
of the people. John Adams

Government by royal prerogative Consent of the
people
Government by tradition Direct grant of power
in a written constitution
Rights exist to preserve government Government
exists to preserve rights
Executive branch superior to all Legislative
superior to Executive branch
5
Real Revolution
Declaration of Independence
1. Gov by consent, not prerogative
Lockean Principles
2 Written Constitution a direct grant of power
3. Legislative supremacy
4. Unalienable Rights
5. Change in attitude/opinion What made authority
legitimate liberty secure
6
A radical change in belief of what made authority
legitimate and liberties secure
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
REAL REVOLUTION
Shays Rebellion
Constitutional Convention
7
6 Basic Ideas in all state constitutions
Higher Law Natural Rights
Social Contract
Popular Sovereignty
Representation Right to vote
3 Branches with Legislative Supremacy
Checks and Balances
8
State Declarations of Rights
Political Rights
Right to vote free speech
and press right to petition the gov.
No taxation w/o representation
Due Process Rights
Rights to counsel, trial by jury
protection from searches,
self-incrimination and cruel and unusual
punishment
9
Sh a ys Re b e ll i o n
Constitution Convention
Articles of Confederation
POWERS
Virginia Plan.
N.J. Plan
WEAKNESSES
Compromises
10
Constitution
A government strong enough to preserve order
but not so strong as to threaten liberty.
Separation of Powers
Representative Government
Popular Sovereignty
Checks and Balances
Judicial Review
Federalism
11
Constitutional Convention
  • 55 Delegates
  • Rhode Island only state which did not attend
  • 17 weeks
  • Neither saints nor schemers
  • Shaped by accidents of personalities and time
  • A workable balance between powers granted to gov
    in the name of the peopleAND limits on those
    powers in the name of the people
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