America's Founding, Ep. 4: The Ideas Behind A Revolution - Learn Liberty

Learn Liberty  ( Original )
JUL 11, 2016

Published on Jul 11, 2016

“Freedom is hard to keep and easy to lose. For that reason, when government starts encroaching, it’s incumbent on a people to fight back.” Learn More: http://hayekandchill.com/founding/

How did “No taxation without representation” become a rallying cry for war? It wasn’t just the actions of the British, but the political beliefs of the colonists that caused this reaction. Many colonists were influenced by the ideology of radical Whigs, a political movement that began in England years earlier. Prof. Sarah Burns explains radical Whig theory, and how it convinced many colonists that it was their moral duty to fight back against oppressive rule.

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The Two Ideas that Made America (blog post): Blog post by Prof. Sarah Burns on Radical Whig Theory and Classical Liberal Theory influences in the founding. http://www.learnliberty.org/blog/the-... 
America’s Founding (playlist): Check out the rest of our videos about America’s Founding and the rest of our summer binge learning series at http://hayekandchill.com/founding/
No Taxation Without Representation - Schoolhouse Rock (Youtube video): Classic Schoolhouse Rock music video on the American Revolution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvOZs...


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