Jump to content


* * * * * 3 votes

Private Economy with Public Magnificence


167 replies to this topic

#161 status - Otis

status - Otis
  • Guests

Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:37 AM

Traditions of American Liberty

The whole reason for a weak central government was to make sure a single group didn't have control over the others. The idea wasn't up to the political class to change peoples behaviors. They were looking for practical means of growing their economies and sharing cooperation. But, all the colonies had an attachment to self government. Each one was an experiment in government. They were conservative with their traditions.

I don't believe the American Revolution was an engineered revolution. Not like the French Revolution. They started changing everything around. Days of the week, measurements, using legislation to create blueprints of behavior for the citizens. A new age of reason born in France. Americans didn't do these things in the beginning of its experience.

In the beginning the constitution was a restraining device for the government to adhere to. Today it seems as if the constitution is a restraining device against the people.

 

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History


  • 0



#162 status - Curriculum

status - Curriculum
  • Guests

Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:26 AM

The Articles of Confederation and Shays' Rebellion

https://www.khanacad...shays-rebellion

"Shay's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle" presented by Umass Prof. Leo Richards is the second annual Henry Steel Commager Lecture. Richards' research about Shay's Rebellion has totally reshaped the discussion about the significance of this event because Shays' fellow rebels were not all poor farmers. In researching the background of the people involved, Richards learned that many of them were prominent, affluent, powerful members of their community, not just disgruntled farmers trying to make a living.


  • 0

#163 status - Guest

status - Guest
  • Guests

Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:55 AM

don't get dazzled by the light of social revolution...

...the French Revolution explains why. The Jacobins became that which they hated the most.


  • 0

#164 status - Guest

status - Guest
  • Guests

Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:03 PM

don't get dazzled by the light of social revolution...

...the French Revolution explains why. The Jacobins became that which they hated the most.

 

That and more...

 

A range of wars in the Americas.

 

Profound violence sweeping away old fundamentals and rapid change.

Herbert Eugene Bolton

Study all the Americas as a single process of conquest, social engineering, and economic processes.

See the Atlantic World as a single unit...

 

atlantis.jpg

 

The Lost History of America

http://forum.chicken...ory-of-america/


  • 0

#165 status - Atlantis Rising

status - Atlantis Rising
  • Guests

Posted 13 May 2019 - 10:57 AM

That and more...

 

A range of wars in the Americas.

 

Profound violence sweeping away old fundamentals and rapid change.

Herbert Eugene Bolton

Study all the Americas as a single process of conquest, social engineering, and economic processes.

See the Atlantic World as a single unit...

 

atlantis.jpg

 

The Lost History of America

http://forum.chicken...ory-of-america/

 

Old world - ultimate authority of the bible controlled by church and state monarchy.

New  world - questions the written word with republicanism, democracy, and free trade. Using scientific methods to observe, experiment, calculate, draw conclusions, repeat. Expanding idealisms to more individuals who then began questioning authority with political power.

The revolution of the heavenly orbs challenges the written word.

This brings about passion, romance, adventure, dazzling visions of a new world dream. Characterized by intuition and emotion. Invention is motivated to bring about change. Glorifying the spirit of several nations of people. All competing with one another for control of resources.

Reason and logic can use these characteristics to inculcate new ideas into the groupthink.

The enlightenment ushered in the age of questioning authority. Ideas of the Earth being round and not being the center of the universe threw a wrench into the old world authority.

Machines begin to replace human and animal power...

Bringing forth the industrial revolution. Fueled by trade of all kinds.

Mercantile division begins to expand into the Atlantic World. A giant geo political zone of shipping routes and stations. Driving forth economic expansion across the holy sea.

!


  • 0

#166 status - Guest

status - Guest
  • Guests

Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:13 AM

Constant warfare in Europe was paid for by New World resources. Using slaves and other trade commodities to establish the new world system.

The semantics of the day allowed the conquistadors to 'enslave' the population. All natives became wards of the state. After a while, the natives started dying off or running away into the jungles. Then, slaves from Africa became a high commodity. Further fueling the economic boom.

Between the years 1550 and 1850 it's estimated that 30 million African slaves (with only half surviving) were transported across the Atlantic. Everyone became involved in the slave trade: African peoples themselves, Muslims, Arabs, Christians, and all the European powers. This caused a mixing of races. Effecting a caste system to develop.

All the resources obtained in the new world were spent in Europe on war and strife throughout the continent. Natives, slaves and silver became the driving economic force that drove the Spanish machine forward. Using restricted trade practices kept the Spanish monopoly in control for quite some time.

Of course, this made other nations jealous. Privateers enjoyed full autonomy granted by their respective monarchs to grab whatever they could on the high seas.
 


  • 0

#167 status - Ouroboros

status - Ouroboros
  • Guests

Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:24 AM

I don't think the conquest of the new world could have happened without the decimation of the population by germs brought over by the Europeans.

The Spanish Empire ate itself until it died.


  • 0

#168 status - Guest

status - Guest
  • Guests

Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:25 AM

I don't think the conquest of the new world could have happened without the decimation of the population by germs brought over by the Europeans.

The Spanish Empire ate itself until it died.

 

Maybe so. Only that snake left plenty of eggs around. And they hatched.


  • 0



Reply to this topic



  



Similar Topics Collapse

IPB Skin By Virteq