Introduction To The History Of The Nineteenth Century; From The German, With A Brief Notice Of The…

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byGeorg Gottfried Gervinus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...may be remarked that freedom of action and democratic development continued to prosper, which can only be attributed to this cause--that those institutions which impede the progress of state and church, viz. the hierarchy and the aristocracy, did not reach them from Europe, and that they prospered exactly in proportion as the remaining institution, viz. monarchy, found no occasion or opportunity to make them sensible of its existence. That the republican spirit of the colonists only submitted to this rule while the power was wanting to assert their independence, was perceived by all wise men from the beginning of the eighteenth century. Democracy, which was rooted in the principles of the earliest emigrants, was, after a long struggle, by that time firmly established. For its sake, the Puritans had fled from the tyranny in church and state in Europe; they came to America, resolved not to allow the mother country to lay claim to the possessions they had paid for, on the plea of a right derived from the discovery, though they also came with the intention of maintaining in all uprightness the general connexion with England, following the example of the Greek colonies; but they were.determined to oppose every interference in their government, all dictation on matters of religion, every attempt at legislation from a parliament across the ocean to which they could send no delegates, or at jurisdiction from a distant authority. In 1646 Massachusetts regarded her relations with England in the same light as the Hanseatic towns did theirs to the German empire; and this fundamental principle of independence, increased more and more with the numbers and power of the KORTH AMERICAN COLONIES. 65 colonists. The same spirit of democracy, which grew so...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...may be remarked that freedom of action and democratic development continued to prosper, which can only be attri...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217492851

ISBN - 13:9780217492850

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