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UT Arlington POLS 2312 - State and Local Politics

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POLS 2312 1st Edition Lecture 1 Current LectureState and Local Politics French called their fort= Fort Duncan American territory was run by George Washington French and Indian War:- 1754-1763- British Empire won but won for American behalf. - The French land on the East went to Britain while the west was occupied by the west. - After 1763 the British Empire was at peace and in debt. The British Empire in Debt: - Taxes on sugar and other goods- The Stamp Act (1765), which put a tax on all printed materials. The Tea Act (1773): - tea was usually sold by merchants- injure the well-being of local merchants - would hurt the local economically people in Massachusetts The “Intolerable Acts” (1774):- Port of Boston closed. - powers of self-government for Massachusetts reduced - Royal officers could be tried in England and other colonies - Colonists forced to quarter British troops Independence - Colonies held their first Continental meeting. - In 1776 colonies declared independence from Great Britain. The Articles of Confederation (1777-1789):- A confederation of 13 independent republics? - no executive branch- no Judiciary(no system of federal court) - The control of government had no real enforcement. These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.- Congress did not have the authority to levy taxes or regulate commerce among the states - 9 of 13 states ratified to agree for new legislation to be passed - the amount of all 13 states was required to amend the articles Weakness at Home and Abroad: - Domestic economy not fully integrated - No army or navy - British did not fulfill their treaty obligations after 1783(maintained frontier posts, did not pay restitution to slave owners, no ambassador sent to U.S.)1787 Constitution: - A centralization of political authority in response to problems that became evident under the Articles of Confederation.- Creation of presidency, ability to tax, raise an army, clear authority with respect to foreign policy and interstate matters such as trade. - The Separation of powers.


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