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COLONIAL AMERICA AND ENGLAND - HOW COLONIAL AMERICANS BROUGHT POLITICAL LIBERTY TO THE ENGLISH NATION STEVERLYNCK JORGE MARIA

COLONIAL AMERICA AND ENGLAND - HOW COLONIAL AMERICANS BROUGHT POLITICAL LIBERTY TO THE ENGLISH NATION

STEVERLYNCK JORGE MARIA

Published December 8th 2008
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Although the fi rst English Colonies were founded while in England the divine right of kings had not yet been rejected, and it was the King alone who authorized his subjects to settle in America, an authority 3000 miles away was not as awesome as inMoreAlthough the fi rst English Colonies were founded while in England the divine right of kings had not yet been rejected, and it was the King alone who authorized his subjects to settle in America, an authority 3000 miles away was not as awesome as in the home country- facts of life allowed to Colonials a popular participation in government un known in England, which had up to then known only different degrees of ab solutism. What happened in the Colonies was quite new, as not even before the Norman Conquest in 1066 the people enjoyed such a freedom- this was enjoyed in the best of cases by nobility and rich burghers in cities, never in an extended form.These facts mean that the political system born in the American Colonies had no debt towards precedents in England- it was a miracle, something never lived before. The old European ways sought a degree of freedom in feu dalism, never in the people at large or serfs- but it was they, with no rights whatsoever in England, that created the new political reality that grew up tobe the gate to modern Democracy.England never gave America the theoretical or experimental knowledge to achieve Democracy. Even today, separation of powers between the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial does not exist in Great Britain and in most European countries- this true invention was American, as vouchsafed by Tocqueville.