Pope Notes 10.16.2017 (Reasons to revolt? (Habits (Colonists had been…
Pope Notes 10.16.2017
Reasons to revolt?
Habits (Colonists had been governing themselves) / why should we be governed by you guys?
Proclamation line of 1763
Good Leadership - Franklin, Adams, Washington
Educated Masses - Middle class people like Rever thought to support revolution
Thomas Paine - Common sense
Declaration of Independence
John Dickenson didn't like Declaration
Thought it was too dangerous, maybe the British would want reconciliation?
John Adams passed the writing of declaration to Jefferson
In order to get foreign assistance, they needed a declaration of independence.
Endowed by Creator with rights
Gov should protect writes
If failure - right to abolish
Motivated by principle
Unhappy about economics
Paine - American Crisis
These are the times that try men's souls
Inspired people to keep going
Boston Tea party
British occupation and shutdown of Boston
British Army was superior to colonists
Won in concord, but shot at all the way to Boston
1/4 - 1/3 colonists were Tories
Franklin's son was Royal governor of New Jersey