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Revolution and Articles. VUS.4.a John Locke and Common Sense VUS.4.b Colonists differ about separation VUS.4.c Revolutionary War victory VUS.5.a Articles of Confederation. John Locke. Enlightenment thinker All are free , equal in natural rights to life liberty Property

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revolution and articles

Revolution and Articles

VUS.4.a

John Locke and Common Sense

VUS.4.b

Colonists differ about separation

VUS.4.c

Revolutionary War victory

VUS.5.a

Articles of Confederation

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john locke
John Locke
  • Enlightenment thinker
  • All are free, equal in
    • natural rights to
      • life
      • liberty
      • Property
  • “The people”
      • social contract with king
      • ordered liberty to obey laws
      • government power by consent
      • right to overthrow bad ruler

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george mason
George Mason
  • Virginian thinker
    • Neighbor to George Washington
  • Wrote Virginia “Bill of Rights”
    • natural rights to
      • life
      • liberty
      • religion
  • “The people”
      • Must not be oppressed by government

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thomas paine
Thomas Paine
  • Wrote Common Sense
    • 1775
    • widely reprinted and read
    • for independence
  • Small island has no right
    • to govern big continent
  • Bad king has no right
    • to govern good people

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declaration of independence
Declaration of Independence
  • Thomas Jefferson 1776
      • Delegate from Virginia
      • used Locke and Paine
      • detailed grievances
  • Self-evident truths
      • life, liberty and
      • the pursuit of happiness
  • Rights are secured
      • by government of consent
  • Consent of the governed
      • Can alter or abolish to effect safety and happiness

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colonies conflict with britain
Colonies’ conflict with Britain
  • King triumphant in victory
    • King George III assumed territory
    • took land from colonial charters
  • Proclamation of 1763
    • prohibited settlement west
    • favored Indian trade
  • Direct tax on America
    • Stamp Act, Tea, Sugar
    • to pay for French & Indian War

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american revolution begins
American Revolution Begins
  • Boston Tea Party
    • locally enforced boycott
    • resistance to British rule
  • Boston Massacre
    • from the Quartering Act
    • King’s soldiers versus Boston’s sailors
  • Lexington and Concord
    • “Minutemen” local militia
    • British strike for powder

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faces of the declaration
Faces of the Declaration

Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Franklin

John Locke

Thomas Paine

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