Using Your Notes
1. Weak national 1. The delegates created
government new system of government
2. Delegates distrusted 2. They established
a powerful central three separate branches
3. Anti-federalists feared 3. Congress formally added
that the constitution gave the Bill of Rights to the
the central government Constitution
I think that the Bill of Rights represented a compromise because it protected the rights of individual citizens and gave them trust in the constitution and central government.
Three: The colonists criticized the stamp act as "taxation with representation" because they had never paid taxes directly to the British government before.
Four: John Locke's notion of the contract influenced the American colonists by asserting that people had the right to rebel against unjust rulers.
Five: The colonists were able to achieve victory in the American Revolution because the American's motivation for fighting was much stronger than the British, the British general made several mistakes, time was on their side, and Louis XVI of France helped them.
Critical Writing & Thinking
Six: It might be important to have a Bill of Rights that guarantees basic rights of citizens to protect their rights and not b able to lose them or have anyone take them away.
Seven: I do not think that the American Revolution would have happened if there had not been an age of Enlightenment.
Eight: I think the colonists at first created such a weak central government because maybe they didn't trust or have enough power for a strong one. [continues]
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