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THE MAKING OF A NATION
INDEPENDENCE
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-after 1600, Eur

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The United States THE MAKING OF A NATION INDEPENDENCE -history of the US began with Columbus's discovery of America (1492) -after 1600, European colonists began to arrive (mostly from England) -> they wanted to practice their religion freely or to take advantage of the opportunities the "empty" continent presented; some were sent against their will to avoid prison or to repay debts -early settlers hoped for a better life than the one they had left behind in Europe → main reasons for leaving Europe: religious persecution, political oppression and poverty -Frontier Spirit: more settlers arrived and gradually moved westward towards the frontier; pushing the border between civilization and wilderness further and further back -"manifest destiny": believe that the US was a country chosen by god with the right to expand its territory stresses the virtue of the American people, as they are the ones to establish moral rules and values across the globe -at first colonies were dependent on goods and support from Europe over time, they prospered and became more economically independent -major decisions for the colonies were made in Britain rift between Britain and the colonies -Britain set heavy taxes on certain goods colonists refused to pay, unless they had representation in Parliament -Revolutionary War (1775-1783) DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE -was written by Thomas Jefferson and announced on July 4, 1776 -declared the colonists' independence...

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from their former mother country -asserted that "all men are created equal" with the unalienable rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" -guaranteed that every American would have the opportunity to make their personal dreams come true -included only land-owning white men at first; did not include women, blacks or Native Americans CONSTITUTION -formal Constitution was adopted in 1787: system of checks and balances the executive (President), the judicial (the Supreme Court) and legislative (Congress) would share power BILL OF RIGHTS -first 10 amendments of the American Constitution -written because some delegates feared that the new American government would threaten everyone's ability to achieve personal freedom and the pursuit of happiness -guaranteed America's citizens certain unalienable rights regardless of class and background → religious freedom, freedom of speech and the press; right to bear arms; equal rights and opportunities for all American citizens EQUALITY AND FREEDOM -equality and freedom are cornerstones of American society -Bill of Rights guaranteed religious freedom, freedom of speech as well as equal rights and opportunities for all American citizens regardless of class and background -separation of church and state has led to modern America having a wide spectrum of creeds and believers -equality and freedom weren't granted to all American citizens automatically → after the Civil War slavery was finally abolished in 1865; equal rights for black people were achieved through the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s -American women had to fight for their rights; they gained the right to vote in 1920 -Native Americans and gays and lesbians still have to fight for their rights -equality of social order which offers equal opportunities for all in theory has often has a more sobering reality -education is free and available to all → but quality of education can depend on where a child goes to school; higher education is often a question of money -even in a democratic society, there are still class differences -Americans are proud of their ideals of equality and freedom -deep-seated patriotism is often regarded as arrogance by other people

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The United States THE MAKING OF A NATION INDEPENDENCE -history of the US began with Columbus's discovery of America (1492) -after 1600, European colonists began to arrive (mostly from England) -> they wanted to practice their religion freely or to take advantage of the opportunities the "empty" continent presented; some were sent against their will to avoid prison or to repay debts -early settlers hoped for a better life than the one they had left behind in Europe → main reasons for leaving Europe: religious persecution, political oppression and poverty -Frontier Spirit: more settlers arrived and gradually moved westward towards the frontier; pushing the border between civilization and wilderness further and further back -"manifest destiny": believe that the US was a country chosen by god with the right to expand its territory stresses the virtue of the American people, as they are the ones to establish moral rules and values across the globe -at first colonies were dependent on goods and support from Europe over time, they prospered and became more economically independent -major decisions for the colonies were made in Britain rift between Britain and the colonies -Britain set heavy taxes on certain goods colonists refused to pay, unless they had representation in Parliament -Revolutionary War (1775-1783) DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE -was written by Thomas Jefferson and announced on July 4, 1776 -declared the colonists' independence...

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from their former mother country -asserted that "all men are created equal" with the unalienable rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" -guaranteed that every American would have the opportunity to make their personal dreams come true -included only land-owning white men at first; did not include women, blacks or Native Americans CONSTITUTION -formal Constitution was adopted in 1787: system of checks and balances the executive (President), the judicial (the Supreme Court) and legislative (Congress) would share power BILL OF RIGHTS -first 10 amendments of the American Constitution -written because some delegates feared that the new American government would threaten everyone's ability to achieve personal freedom and the pursuit of happiness -guaranteed America's citizens certain unalienable rights regardless of class and background → religious freedom, freedom of speech and the press; right to bear arms; equal rights and opportunities for all American citizens EQUALITY AND FREEDOM -equality and freedom are cornerstones of American society -Bill of Rights guaranteed religious freedom, freedom of speech as well as equal rights and opportunities for all American citizens regardless of class and background -separation of church and state has led to modern America having a wide spectrum of creeds and believers -equality and freedom weren't granted to all American citizens automatically → after the Civil War slavery was finally abolished in 1865; equal rights for black people were achieved through the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s -American women had to fight for their rights; they gained the right to vote in 1920 -Native Americans and gays and lesbians still have to fight for their rights -equality of social order which offers equal opportunities for all in theory has often has a more sobering reality -education is free and available to all → but quality of education can depend on where a child goes to school; higher education is often a question of money -even in a democratic society, there are still class differences -Americans are proud of their ideals of equality and freedom -deep-seated patriotism is often regarded as arrogance by other people