What Leading Enlightenment Ideals And What Was America's Role In The Movement?

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Question 2: What accounts for the growth and power of the lower house of the assembly as one of the most powerful institutions in America?

Governors, though displeased, were dependent on the colonial assembly due to the control of their salaries, weakening “thier positions” (pg. 71). The governors were touchy with the colonists and avoided angering them to make sure their paycheck was still in their pockets every payday. Since the colonist had so much control, “colonial assemblies came to act like and think of themselves as mini-parliaments, with full legislative power over local matters” (pg. 71). However colonial assemblies could be uncouth and if the colonists didn’t want a governor in office, then they could find a way to get him out. The colonists knew what they wanted and knew how to get it, that was a key reason that they grew and obtained power.

Question 3: What were the leading Enlightenment ideals, and what was the significance of America’s role in the movement? In what ways did colony of Georgia strive to embody Enlightenment ideals?

The Enlightenment provided a new focus to the Americans— reason and science. The colonists departed from whole-hearted beliefs and studies in God,
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The Boston Massacre only created more strain in the unstable relationship between the two; Paul Revere did not aid in the attempt to strengthen the relations, much rather the opposite. Revere had a heavy influence in the colony— taking use of that, Revere published an engraving known as the Boston Massacre. Revere made the incident appear worse than reality. “The orderly arrangement of the troops and the stance of the officer at their side suggests that they acted under orders” (pg. 101) and Revere even renamed the store in the background as “Butcher’s Hall” (pg. 101). Even though the incident was resolved, the event still darkened the colonists’ views on the

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