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The Declaration of American Independence

Ann Fairfax Withington

in Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195068351
eISBN:
9780199853984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068351.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the gradual processes which gave way to the independence of American colonists from British rule. The chapter looks at the ideology and principles that surrounded the Boston ... More


1797: Pennsylvania Friends' Yearly Meeting Memorial to the Congress of the United States

Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0027
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting held in September 1797 presented to Congress a memorial touching on the situation in North Carolina. The memorial recalls the Continental Association that was adopted ... More


The First Continental Congress: The Consolidation of an American Constitutional Trope

Mark Somos

in American States of Nature: The Origins of Independence, 1761-1775

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190462857
eISBN:
9780190462871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462857.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Following overviews of revolutionary, moderate, loyalist, and shifting usages, chapter 7 introduces state of nature arguments during and around the First Continental Congress in order to reconstruct ... More


A Matter of Honor and a Test of Virtue: Riots, Boycotts, and Resistance during the Coming of the Revolution

Craig Bruce Smith

in American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces the period from the end of the French and Indian War to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It analyzes the formation of a communal sense of self before and during the ... More


American States of Nature: The Origins of Independence, 1761-1775

Mark Somos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190462857
eISBN:
9780190462871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462857.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The exact phrase, “state of nature,” was used thousands of times in the British colonies between 1630 and 1810, in juridical, theological, medical, political, economic, and other senses. From the ... More


What Are Honor, Virtue, and Ethics and How Did They Influence the American Revolution?

Craig Bruce Smith

in American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The introduction frames the ethical concepts of honor and virtue historically and historiographically, while examining the influence of these ideas on the modern world. It contends that honor and ... More


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