The Birth Of Republic By Edmund Morgan

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In the book, the birth of republic, Edmund Morgan showed the challenge of British taxation imposed on Americans and the quest for search of constitutional principles so as to protect their freedom leading to revolution. In this book, the author portrayed how the experience of the founders of the nation shaped the convictions and how these elements were fit into the constitution and governmental legislatures. “In 1649, as Harrington saw it, the people who owned the property of England deposed the kind and began to take charge of the government. Their action proved premature. Monarchy and Aristocracy turned out to be stronger than Harrington had supposed, but he gave the people (or at least those who owned property) the nerve to think that…show more content…
In our case it was the other way round: we struck for independence. And were thereby stirred into nationality; our nation was the child, not the father, of our revolution” In the US, the weaving of ideas about constituent power and representation let, in Edmund Morgan’s phase, to ‘inventing the people’; Republican and representative government marched and hand-in-hand, although it look more than a century before the people impose themselves on the senate through seventeenth amendment . Although the predecessors in the US were English, but an increasing nationalism emerged in the US and this is prevalent in the history of Europe, Asia and Africa that the people tend to form tribes and greater communities and societies that are transformed into nations. The American civil war revolution set the foundation of the typical US liberty that resulted in the formation of the US constitution. In this book, the New Colonial Policies after 1763 were reviewed that were the main source of revolution. The revolution as portrayed in Morgan book was revolt against England whereas the internal dispute among colonies had the secondary importance as compared to revolt against England .The driving force of the revolution was to form an independent government that is free from the rule of Britain, so it was considered as a revolt against the English. There were
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