In this class, Ralph D. Anske discusses the underlying causes of the American Revolution. He emphasizes that new taxes imposed by the British provoked discontentment and upheaval among the colonists, giving rise to the slogan "no taxation without representation." Anske also examines the many differences between the North American and Latin American colonial experiences. According to Anske, the North American colonies enjoyed a strong sense of community, which made it possible to build a nation under one vision.
Ralph D. Anske is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer. During his career he was assigned primarily to economic and political matters, in Mali, the Philippines, Mexico, Pakistan, Guatemala, and Kenya. He also worked on energy, democracy, and human rights issues at the Department of State and was an analyst for Central American affairs at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Anske earned the equivalent of a bachelor's of science degree in economics at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center and he did doctoral work at Carnegie-Mellon University. He has a MA in history and a BA in history, political science, and English from St. Mary’s University.
The Founding Fathers: Colonial and Early National America (Day 3, Part II) Ralph D. Anske
Academic Building, EN-203 Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, November 24, 2009
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, April 2010 Camera: Mario Estrada; digital editing: Adrián Méndez; index and synopsis: Ximena García; content reviser: Jennifer Keller; publication: Carlos Petz/Daphne Ortiz
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