The Constitution: The Colonial Experience

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The colonial experience also influenced the constitution. The colonial experience had many small parts within it such as, the house of burgesses, the mayflower compact, and the declaration of independence. The House of Burgesses was one of the first legislative branches is the colonies. The house of burgesses consisted of the legislative branch which had the upper house. The lower house which was elected by landowning males. We had a king but because the colonies were far away,, they needed a government for the colonies. The had a governor. One of the seven principles of the US is republicanism. Their government led to the making of our constitution because they elected representatives for governor and more positions. This represents republicanism, …show more content…
Thomas Jefferson authorized it. Limited colonial government against the king and stated, goals, of a new nation. The three included, life liberty and property, natural rights, and consent of the governed. The Declaration of Independence, signed in 1776, listed some of the grievances written about the king and how he overused his power, “He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us; For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent; For 6th Depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: For transporting us beyond S5eas to be tried for pretended offences.” (Document F). This showed limited government because they wanted his power to be limited. They wrote these grievances based on all of the times the monarch overused their power. The principle of limited government found in the US, was originally found in the US …show more content…
The three include Shays´ Rebellion, the rule of no power for the taxes to be collected, and the government had less power than the colonists did.The farmers were protesting for their rights. They protested for their rights because before the colonists left England, the king would take their crops and sell the in England. This is how they would earn their money. But due to their separation from England, they had to find a new way for them to earn money and make a living. The government did not have a lot of rights to stop and deal with his so they gave more rights to the federal government and evened out the power when they got rid of the articles of confederation, and creates the US constitution. they were having trouble with taxes and they did not have enough say to do it. This examined individual rights because the people were fighting for their rights. Meanwhile, during Shays´ Rebellion, they were realizing there was another problem, they were in debt from the revolutionary war and they had no way to earn the money back because they were unable to collect taxes. They were unable to collect taxes be used when they were writing the United States Articles of Confederation, they wanted to give they states the option if the wanted to collect taxes. This is because when they belonged to England, they had

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