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WHY AND HOW IT WAS MADE-
WHO MADE IT, AND WHAT IT IS

BY

EDWARD WATERMAN TOWNSEND

NEW YORK
MOFFAT, YARD & COMPANY

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

PAGE

BEGINNINGS OF STATES......

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Stuart Kings' influence in shaping Ameri-

can destiny-Political training of the

early ColonistsBred in struggles for po-

litical libertiesFirst settlers in Virginia

-Prompt protests against misgovernment

-Proprietary government in Maryland-

Connecticut's Constitution inspired by
Hooker-All Colonies secure some degree
of representative governmentThree suc-
cessful Colonies founded by Liberals ban-
ished from Massachusetts-New York's
turbulent beginning-Carolina founded
for poor debtors-Government in all Colo-
nies gradually assumes similar forms
Ideas of political freedom develop fast.

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