CONSERVATISM QUESTIONS – A2 (UNIT 4)
1. How do traditional conservatives and the New Right differ in their views of society? (Jan 02)
Traditional conservatives believe in an organic society, arguing that society is best understood as a living entity rather than an artefact or machine...
TWO CONCEPTS OF LIBERTY, Isaiah Berlin Berlin, I. (1958) “Two Concepts of Liberty.” In Isaiah Berlin (1969) Four Essays on Liberty. Oxford: Oxford University Press. If men never disagreed about the ends of life, if our ancestors had remained undisturbed in the Garden of Eden, the studies to which the...
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Representation – Stamp Act – first direct tax on the colonists (1765), colonists reacted with Stamp Act Congress, boycott, Virginia Resolves, Sons of Liberty formed in reaction – wanted the right of taxation to lie with their own colonial assemblies (upset about Declaratory Act passed afterward as well);Parliament...
students in a variety of ways. Many teachers have used it as a supplemental text to bridge the gap between a college-level history textbook and the needs of their high school students. Other teachers have successfully used it as their concise core textbook, in conjunction with other college-level resources...
9. Students will be able to describe how liberals and conservatives differ in their positions concerning the appropriate role and scope of government.
10. Students will be able to understand the importance of individualism in limiting the scope of American government.
11. Students will...
This chapter details the goings on in the South and the West following the Civil War, including the Jackson Frontier Thesis.
A. The West: Settlement of the Last Frontier. Following the War, many Americans now turned to settling the West, as the land between the Mississippi and the pacific...
support of throwing people in prison for political reasons. To make my position clear, I oppose the death penalty for both the guilty and the innocent. I mean innocent in a sense that people who convicted of crimes based on probable without solid evidence to support the accusation. Individuals found guilty...
increase their wealth and broaden their influence over world affairs. The Spanish were among the 1st to explore the New World and the 1st to settle in what is now the US.
By 1650, however, England had established a dominant presence on the Atlantic coast.
The 1st colony was founded by John Smith at Jamestown...
of society into three power centers: a political sector, an economic sector, and a moral-cultural sector. Each sector needs the others. Democracy needs the market economy and both need a pluralistic liberal culture.
Against the continuing growth of democratic capitalism, modern socialism has contracted...
Turner, "The Significance of the Frontier" http://newark.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Texts/frontier.html
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By Frederick Jackson Turner
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1. While understanding that this is humor, how does Ivins answer the question posed by her title?
1. Satire of how Texas works, corporations, cronyism.
2. Texas used to be America, French speakers, diversity.
3. Texas is what America used to be but Bush is destroying it with...
Ground: Lessons from Heroes on How to Get Along
After centuries of independence, political polarization, and international war, it’s hard to resolve what exactly America stands for these days. We’ve turned our nation into a moral authority, fighting wars constantly in the name of peace, occupying foreign...
these significant words: "Up to and including 1880 the country had a frontier of settlement, but at present the unsettled area has been so broken into by isolated bodies of settlement that there can hardly be said to be a frontier line. In the discussion of its extent, its westward movement, etc., it...
inherently corrupting and concentrations of power will lead to absolute corruption. This assumption is rooted in the liberal view of human nature: as individualism implies self- interest, those with power over others are apt to abuse it for their benefit and at the expense of others.
Describe the economic philosophy of mercantilism.
5. What was the Sugar Act and what was it significance?
6. Describe the Stamp Act and the colonial reaction.
7. Describe the philosophy of the American Revolution.
8. What were the Townshend Duties? What was Parliament’s rationale for them and how did...
million to John Adams, and 4.6 million to
Hamilton. They call upon them in to settle political debates: the Iraq war, free trade, taxes, religious
liberty, immigration reform. They rip them, historian Gordon Wood comments, “out of their
historical context, tear them out of their time and place, in order...
Principles and Purposes
" Nationality does not aim either at liberty or
prosperity, both of which it sacrifices to the
imperative necessity of making the nation the
mould and measure of the state. Its...
The most extreme reflection of nineteenth-century individualism is to be found in the encyclopedic system of Herbert Spencer (1820-1903). Both his paternal and maternal ancestors were of a long English and French nonconformists, dissenters and rebels, and Spencer traces...
a distinctive European identity. If there is something that distinguishes all
Europeans, no matter their national or local differences, what is it, and how
is it being changed by recent events? This book addresses these questions in
essays that range from ancient Greece to the end of the...