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1.) Politics as Literature

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    A.) American statemans in 1770's and 1780's

    - James Otis of Mass: "Taxation without Representation is tyranny"

    - Patrick Henry: speech against Stamp Act and to Virginia Convention

    - Thomas Paine: "Common Sense"


    B.) Documents

    - Declaration of Independence: by Thoas Jefferson and the committe of five

    - Constitution of the United States:

    1.) written by committe, drafted in 1787

    2.) amended 27 times

    3.) not everyone happy (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay-"Federalist")



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