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Ideas are powerful

American History

Event/Experience in Britain and British Colonies Magna Carta (1215 England) Rights Gained and/or Secured by the people § No property seized (taken) § No tax without permission (vote) by noblemen § No trial without a jury of peers § No trial without witnesses Rights ONLY given to noblemen (aka barons/lords) START OF A R
Event/Experience in Britain and British Colonies Creation of Parliament (1500- 1700 England) Rights Gained and/or Secured by the people Started the idea of self-government in England (2 house legislative body- makes laws for England) Colonists will adopt this idea of self government when they created colonial assemblies!
Event/Experience in Britain and British Colonies Glorious Revolution/English Bill of Rights (1680’s England) Rights Gained and/or Secured by the people Could not cancel laws unless Parliament agrees § Free and frequent elections/meetings of Parliament § No excessive fines and/or punishments § Can complain in Parliament without punishment from the King § E
Event/Experience in Britain and British Colonies Rights Gained and/or Secured by the people
Event/Experience in Britain and British Colonies Zenger Trial (1735- New York) Rights Gained and/or Secured by the people Freedom of press protected in the British colonies after a newspaper publisher was put on trial for writing negative things (that were true) about the governor. The governor had thrown him in jail.
Colonists’ Expectations about a Representative Government British Authority and what their Expectations were about Representative Governments in the British Colonies
§ Colonists believed they should have a direct representation or voice/say in Parliament on the laws affecting them in the British colonies § Colonists believed they had a right to self-govern and make their own laws. Parliament will make laws for the British colonies in America (Virtual Representation) § King had complete authority in the British American colonies. The King and Parliament okay with the idea of colonists made laws for their own direction
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