Self-Determination. Economic Conflict in the Colonies. Self-determination is a theory regarding human motivation concerned with the development and functioning personality within social contexts.
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Economic Conflict in the Colonies
The revolt of the British colonies in North America has been defined as the first assertion of the self-determination in the history of the world.
Protesting against England, and especially the imposition of taxes without representation, the American colonists invoked the natural rights of man, calling on the writings of John Locke to support their view
Locke taught that societies are based upon the agreement of the people who make the law. All men have a natural right to life, liberty, and property. The authority belongs to the people and is responsible to protect the people.
Drawing the analogy
In considering the American Revolution as an example of self-determination, it is important to focus attention on Jefferson's view.
He was concerned with ensuring that the government was that the will of the people was supreme.
1.The Availability of cash
3.Mercantilism, mandate to sell only to England
4.Taxation without Representation
5.Overpriced goods which led to more debt
Illegal search and seizures
7.An Increase in British aggressiveness
8. A limitation on colonial manufacturing
9.A Call for Boycotts on British goods
10.The Establishment of Provincial Committees
11.The Proclamation of 1763
12.The Quebec Act of 1777