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APUSH Revolution DBQ Essay

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Declaration of Independence
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Shows John Locke’s unalienable rights, not property, pursuit of American Individualism, power from the governed
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Reverend Devereux Jarratt
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Openly criticized government, similar to Abigail, Black Valedictorian, and Indians – connects to Churchill quote
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Billiards at Hanover-Town by Benjamin Latrobe
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Drawing shows the poor playing with the rich, connects to equality from declaration, social and economic
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The Breakup of a New York Tory Estate from Beatrice Reubens
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Majority of land give to lower class farmers and trades people – preemption rights gave the tenants who work hard on the land first dibs
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Last Seven States to Abolish Primogeniture by Harry Ward
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Social, shows the shift towards meritocracy, only two were after constitution ratification, one being south carolina
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Charles Beard
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Points out that most were wealthy lawyers – have the best, most qualified people on the government
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Economic Status of the Representatives in Six colonial legislatures from Jackson Turner Main
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Increase in moderate representatives giving people, no poor because they dont have experience and typically dont vote
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United States Constitution
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Prohibited Atlantic Slave trade, connects to the abolition map, took time because of the economic reliance
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The Abolition of Slavery from Leon Litwack
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Northwest territory banning in 1787 whih started the process, south took longer because of the economic reliance
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Speech made by a young africanamerican in 1819 reprinted by Leon Litwack
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American individualism of him working hard for an education, openly criticized, progress for him to get educated
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Letter from Abigail to John Adams
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She shares opinion and openly criticizes men, threatened rebellion, he listened to his wife and respected her opinion
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Charts in Massachusetts Divorce Petitions from Nancy F Cott
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Female petitioners nd favorable decrees increased, beginning to respect women
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Utmost Good Faith clause from the Northwest Ordinance
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Starting to give native americans rights, not perfect but progress
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Letter from Seneca Indian Leaders to Washington from Great Documents in American Indian History
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Openly criticizing government and voicing opinion like abigail and african-american
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Gordon Wood
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Believes they created the most liberal, most democratic society in the world
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Gordon Wood
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Destroyed aristocracy and brought respectability to ordinary people
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Gordon Wood
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Moses Cooper rose from insignificance to the richest man in town, american individualism
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Meritocracy
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George Washington working his way up to president without noble blood
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Revolution
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a dramatic and wide-reaching change in the way something works or is organized or in people’s ideas about it