Identify the ways that English politics and political traditions influenced the political and legal institutions of colonial America.
What aspects of the English political heritage did the colonists claim for themselves? The colonist claimed for themselves the basis of Britain’s “common law” rules.
In the beginning the American colonies followed the British government authority (Benedict, 2006). After the British government began its tightening it took control over the colonies, the colonies began to argue and reject the new taxes. Thou they stood up for their rights, they still followed the “common law” basis of the day to day rules and laws. The common law’s rule was that “no one person could be deprived of life, liberty, or property except by due process of law” (Benedict, 2006. p.23-24).
How did English institutions and principles evolve in the colonies?
Religious freedom in the American colonies attracted more settlers. In England the church had great control over the peoples and politics, where as America you were free to believe in other faiths. Though at this time, the freedom of religion still had boundaries. It was okay to believe in a faith that shared the same one and only God, known as the Christian faith.
How and why had English and American conception of their shared political heritage diverged so sharply by the middle of the 1700s? Once Parliament began to impose new taxes and attempt to control the people in colonies, they often had to separate themselves. They need to protect their new way of life and liberty.
What constitutional disagreements brought about the American Revolution? The problems began when Britain began tightening up the control; they impose taxes, and created duties on the colonies.
When they issues The Stamp Act of 1765, because this was an precursory event that led them to the revolution.
Benedict, M.L. (2006). The blessings of liberty: A concise history of the Constitution of the United...