Friendly neglect; Britain makes laws for America but doesn't enforce them/leaves them alone
Whale oil, fish, lumber, shipbuilding (became master shipbuilders), furniture, created denser port cities
Naval stores, turpentine/resin for shipbuilding (became known as the tarheels), cotton (textiles), no big cities because of rivers
written document between King John and Nobles that gave them equal treatment under the law, and HABEUS CORPUS- "without the body"
Parliament appointed William and Mary to take the throne without any bloodshed or fighting
an agreement among the group of people on the ship sailing to the new world the established a DIRECT DEMOCRACY seen in New England today
Asserts Britain and British parliament to have exclusive rights to legislate and tax colonies as they pleased
Results of 1st Continental Congress
event that lead to deciding to boycott british goods and ended in deciding to see what happened (waiting for future events)
Results of 2nd Continental Congress
passed the declaration of independance, declaring the colonies free from britain
Thomas Paine was the author and it convinced a lot of people that independance from Britain was necessary
Led a rebellion that led to the ending of the Articles of Confederation and the development of the US constitution
no executive of judicial branches, only created a unicameral legislature, 2/3 of the majority of states was necessary to pass laws, amendments needed a unanimous yes vote, no national identity or pride
failures of the Art. of Conf.
set plan for the expansion of the nation, created the Northwest Ordinance, gave congress the power to limit slavery in hew territories (new ordinance)
Successes of the Art. of Confederation
Northwest Ordinance 1787
created the method of approving new states as equal to the old states, admittied new states and territories into the US is under congress's jurisdiction
Rhode island, believed the government would have too much power under the constitution
which state didn't go to the constitutional convention and why
they are all bi-cameral (have two houses)
how are the English Parliament, US Congress, and the NC General Assembly similar?
Article 1-Legislative Branch, Article 2- Executive Branch, Article 3- Judicial Branch
What are the first three articles of the constitution?
Attended the Constitutional Convention
Ben Franklin, George Washington (president of Convention), James Madison, missing T. Jefferson (in France as ambassador)
CT plan/great comprimise
proposed by roger sherman and oliver ellsworth and was adopted, bicameral house of reps based on state population and a senate with equal representation
NC became the first colonial gov't to call for total independance from great britain with this event
decided that all offices appointed by the british gov't were vacant and that the provincial congress was the only lawful government in the colony