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  • Fundamental Orders Of Connecticut
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    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1639) Direct Democracy... A New Beginning In search of more fertile land and greater political and religious freedom, English settlers left the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1630's and established three settlements along the banks of the Connecticut River: Windsor, Wethersfield, and Hartford. These Puritan (Congregationalist) settlements formed the core of the Connecticut Colony. In 1638, Reverend Thomas Hooker, chief founder of Hartford, preached a powerful ...
  • Penn And 11 Other Quakers
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    William Penn William Penn was born and raised in England, but he is well known for what he did in the Americas. First and foremost, William Penn was a religious nonconformist and writer: he wrote numerous religious books over his lifetime. Second, Penn is responsible for the "holy experiment": the colony of Pennsylvania. He was a Quaker advocate, and as a proprietor had the opportunity to practice the Quaker Peace testimony. Penn was interested in religion from the time he was a child. When he w...
  • Colonies Right To Self Government
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    A case for the connection of America's colonial and revolutionary religious and political experiences to the basic principles of the Constitution can be readily made. One point in favor of this conclusion is the fact that most Americans at that time had little beside their experiences on which to base their political ideas. This is due to the lack of advanced schooling among common Americans at that time. Other points also concur with the main idea and make the theory of the connection plausible...
  • Reserves Within Nairobi The Government
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    The Discontent of the Kikuyu In 1942, Macmillan had recognised that a serious peasant revolt was inevitable within ten years unless the settlers were ditched or bought out of the White Highlands and replaced by Kikuyu peasants organised in collective farms Time was running out. As foreshadowed above the post WWII era, if not changed, was leading toward a massive Kikuyu revolt. During the 1930's and 40's, extensive land reforms and changes throughout the colony plagued the Kikuyu farmers. It was ...
  • Important Steps In Democratic History
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    Once the first English settlers set foot on American soil they were setting tracks in history with every step they took. Their first few steps were with that of democratic characteristics. There were a few significant democratic concepts throughout the colonies. The Mayflower Compact was one of the first movements toward a democratic society. The Compact, although not a constitution, was an agreement to form a crude government and to submit to the will of the majority under the regulations agree...
  • Colonial Chiefs
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    Women in Africa Timothy Veneylo November 26, 1995 History 387 In many parts of Africa, there is a large discrepancy in who controlled the resources, access to the economy, individual autonomy and central voice in the government between the men and the women. African men, for the most part, have the largest say in the activities of the country. When issues of concern arise, 'men's issues' usually became the issues of national concern, and those issues pertinent to women go to the back of everyone...
  • British Colonies
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    Between the settlement at Jamestown in 1607 and the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the most important change that occurred in the colonies was the extension of British ideals far beyond the practice in England itself. Changes in religion, economics, politics and social structures illustrate this Americanization of the transplanted Europeans. In a similar economic revolution, the colonies outgrew their mercantile relationship with the mother country and developed an expanding capitalist system of their...
  • English Government
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    The American Revolution was fought to change oppressive taxation and Legislation by the English government in order to reinstate the social political, and economic structure of the colonies before the English oppression. The colonists were very content with their lives until the implementation of heavy taxation and oppressive measures by the English government as well as many English companies, such as the East India Company. After the wars, America gained its independence, but based it's govern...
  • Declaration Against The British Government
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    The 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, what was to become one of the most important and influential documents in history, agreed to "mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor". Apparently these men were quite serious to their cause, for they all knew they were committing treason. Fundamentally the Declaration of Independence is at the same time a statement of intent to renounce British rule over the colonies and an argument justifying that inten...
  • Threat To Many Colonies
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    THE REASONS FOR CONFEDERATION There are many reasons as to why the British North American colonies joined into one country. There economy wasn't doing to good and if they joined it would only get better. The U. S posed a threat to many colonies and if they decided to attack a single colony they would most likely win. Their wasn't a good government and it was believed that if the british colonies joined they would have a very strong central Government that would make changes to better Canada. One...

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