Topic: Habit of Self-rule
Argument: Colonist believed they enjoyed self-rule before the Treaty of Paris (1763) because they remember their history, salutary neglect, and Enlightenment beliefs.
Thesis: In this essay, I am going to discuss England polices during the 1600s which led people to travel to the New World, John Locke's influence, and the influence of the Enlightenment.
Context: - events that led colonists to believe they had self-rule
-England: fear of standing army (Cromwell) fear of tyrannical government (divine right, religious enforcement, and taxation) economic and political turmoil Kings can be deposed - right to revolt - Glorious Revolution
Content: - ways colonists showed they enjoyed self-rule
-smuggling of goods into the colonies - defying Navigation Acts -assemblies coming together to set trade standards -boycotting of goods - women -moving past the Western boundary set by the Proclamation of 1763 - Washington -harassing tax collectors
Significance: - what was the effect?
led to the Revolution