57 min

Our Enemy the King; his despotic refusal to assent to our laws Patriot Lessons: American History and Civics

    • Government

Learn how the Founders finally determined that the King was their enemy and a despot, including through Thomas Paine’s masterpiece - Common Sense. Review how the Founders based the need for independence on facts, submitted to a candid world. Begin exploring the list of grievances in the Declaration of Independence, including the King’s refusal to assent to laws passed by colonial legislatures as well as the King’s instructing colonial governors to veto colonial laws. Learn how those actions subverted the Social Compact, the consent of the governed, unalienable rights and our First Principles.

Learn how the Founders finally determined that the King was their enemy and a despot, including through Thomas Paine’s masterpiece - Common Sense. Review how the Founders based the need for independence on facts, submitted to a candid world. Begin exploring the list of grievances in the Declaration of Independence, including the King’s refusal to assent to laws passed by colonial legislatures as well as the King’s instructing colonial governors to veto colonial laws. Learn how those actions subverted the Social Compact, the consent of the governed, unalienable rights and our First Principles.

57 min

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