Leonard And Thomas Hobbes And Political Views Of The Thirteen American Colonies

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Throughout the years 1765-1783 the Thirteen American Colonies separated from the British Empire and their ruling in hope to form a strong, stable independent nation of their own, which is now known as the United States of America according to Political Thought In America. During this time the people of the Thirteen American Colonies were left with two options, which were to either remain loyal to the British government and their ruling or rebel. The colonists who chose to remain loyal to Great Britain were known as Loyalists and the colonists who chose the patriotic approach and rebel against the government were known as Revolutionaries.
The Loyalists such as Samuel Seabury felt as though the strive for independence was bad, according to
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To talk of the country, is no better sense than to talk of a limb independence of the body to which it belongs.” Samuel Seabury also believes that it is essential in any form of government that legislation and taxation or the right of raising revenue, must be conjoined. Many Loyalists like Daniel Leonard, Thomas Hobbes, and John Wise shared the same views and opinions on establishing and an independent republic as Samuel Seabury did. Daniel Leonard and Thomas Hobbes believed that “Disobedience to authority inevitably brought ruin” according to the Massachusettensis. Now on the other hand Revolutionaries seen the independence movement created opportunity to begin anew with a fresh and just civil order. Unlike the Loyalist John Adams a very active Revolutionist viewed the legitimacy of the British government as corrupt and unjust. According to Political Thought In America John Adams says, “ Americans would have no way of giving or withholding their consent to the acts of this parliament, therefore they would not be freemen.” Thomas Paine also added “For a government to be legitimate it must have consent from the government. …show more content…
Federalist was the first American political party according to Political Thought In America. Federalists came about in the 1790s as a temporary alliance of political parties, who supported a strong national government, diplomatic ties with Great Britain, and the political leadership of men of property and experience according to Political Thought In America. According to Political Thought In America a constitutional convention was call in Philadelphia in 1787 to discuss this new theory of politics. This meeting established a “bicameral legislature with a Senate representing the states and a House of Representatives.” Not to mention, it finally “appointed independent judiciary to adjudicate disputes and interpret the law”. To add, “each separate branch of government had the power to check and balance the others to prevent a

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