Summary Of Patrick Henry's Benign Neglect

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"Give me liberty, or give me death!" The frustrated Patrick Henry proclaimed reflecting on the passion about how much him and other colonists wanted their rights back from the British monarchy in his address to the Second Virginia Convention. As the colonist started colonizing the Americas, the king excited himself over the profit that could come from the expansion and the opportunity to set up Benign Neglect. The idea behind the Benign Neglect was to clear out the undesirables. He believed he could create a win-win situation by using the undesirable people to start the colonies. If it proved to be successful, his nation would become an even more dominate nation. The king was too busy thinking about the wealth that could come that he failed to account for the separation and disapproval that the colonists would soon start to feel. Once the colonist became overwhelmed with the taxation and other oppression against them they realized that they are going to have to revolt …show more content…
He contested that the notion of privilege of the king. They believed that monarchy was simply just another human crafted way system of politics instead of being of privilege handed down from God (Sampson). The republic lead by Cornwell proposed alternates way of political organization and saw the Americas as a perfect place to experiment a new system. The wealth proprietors bought in and got a chapter for the political experiment. John Locke was hired to draft the fundamental constitution for the experiment and it was enacted. The Carolina Experiment put proprietors on top and created the court to be the legislative and judicial branches combined. The practice of Religious tolerance was enacted for any sect of Christianity. This was the first example of radical political experiment that America saw and lead to other states to their own

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