The Plan For Self Rule

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Unit II Vocab 1. Albany Plan • Created in 1974 by Benjamin Franklin. Franklin calls for the meeting of a congress in Albany and proposes his plan for self-rule via the creation of a single, unified government to rule the thirteen colonies. All of the members at the Albany meeting agreed with the plan, though London and the other colonies were not willing to accept it. • The Albany Plan and the congress that it was situated at is a sign that even though it was obvious that the colonies wanted to be unified in some form, but were not yet entirely ready for accomplishing this union or even agreeing on it. 2. Pontiac’s Rebellion • Also known as Pontiac’s Uprising, this describes the event in 1763 in which Pontiac, the Ottawa Chief, led a…show more content…
It was created to protect colonists from another incident like Pontiac’s Rebellion, but many saw it as some sort of punishment. • As a result, there was a rapid rise of tension in the thirteen colonies. The tension would lead to the colonies ignoring the proclamation and eventually the British punishing them for it. 4. Thomas Paine & Common Sense • The pamphlet written by Thomas Paine, common sense, urged the colonies to aim for independence from England as well as formulate a republican government. One of his most famous quotes involved the government needing to be run with “the consent of the governed”. He sold thousands of copies and it can be seen as a major turning point for colonists who were not quite loyalists or patriots. • Since the vast majority of colonists were still undecided about being a die-hard loyalist or patriot, Common Sense was able to educate them and convinced the majority of them to refuse to reconcile with England and instead become patriots fighting for independence. This document could be seen as the turning point in the independence movement as well as a crucial framework for the fundamentals of the Declaration of Independence. 5. Stamp Act Congress • Angered by the Stamp Act, this group of delegates was formed in 1765 in New York to petition that Britain repeal the stamp act. Twenty Seven delegates from nine of the colonies went and agreed to write a list of grievances to the king and protest the
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