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Hist 1052/4/19Only 20% people supported the War for independence, 10% of the population supported the Royals, the rest of the 70% were fence sitters. Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense to encourage people to join the war for independence and reiterated the fact that if didn’t help they could be executed for not supporting the crown in the first place. Create the strongest argument as possible, real option idea of reconciliation with the crown; 1776 tried to have a more centralized control over the Americas – old relationship could be restored. America was supposed to be a copy of England, but it was increasingly becoming different and a misconception was being formed. America was becoming a very diverse society compared to England. Migration of four different English-speaking groups mixture of cultures. No common meaning behind liberty. Ordered Liberty – individual is free to do what is right, but it is church/ community to determine what is right. Reciprocal you do something for me I do something for youFor so many people to be free, so many people must be slaves. 1675 1725 Quakers Pennsylvania, Quakers peaceful pacifist, land is more easily gotten. Pennsylvania was given nickname the best poor mans country in the world. Quakers believe in spiritual equality, first group to oppose slavery in American. Redemptioners; families that are so poor can’t eve pay to get into America, sell themselves into servitude to get into America, 7-10 as indentured servants. Scottish and Irish come into America as redemptioners, bring in belligerent attitude toward authority – natural liberty. Staying the hell outta my personal business or ill kick your ass.Government is a necessary evil, best government is a government that govern the least, the world is too much governed. American Irish come to settle in the backwoods. Largest city in American 25,000 during the war for independence. Most lived in the countryside, they head west western Pennsylvania and south. Native Americans – Algonquins, live around the Great Lakes, French colonized, much smaller numbers. Entering into cooperative partnership with the Native Americans with the fur trade. Algonquins warring with the Iroquois and being dominated. French and Algonquins created a middle ground, a culture and society no long just French or Algonquin. Leader through words and deeds, never rich but accumulation of goods for followers. Maximum freedom keep strong from taking advantage of the week and that is all you should expect.Small number of African Slaves were taken to Pennsylvania a good split between men and women, naturally increasing population – African American slave population, only 1 in 5 were born in Africa, give rise to African American slave cultures. Wanted land the most, to be personally independent. Worst thing about slavery, stolen the labor of African Americans having control of your own labor. Essence of


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