Explain how the English colonies in North America developed ideas of self-government.

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The main way in which the people of the English colonies developed these sorts of ideas was through the fact that they were English.  By the time the American colonies were founded, England had been moving toward more democracy for almost four centuries.  England was the most democratic country in the world.  Over the course of the 17th century, England became even more democratic.  By 1700, the Glorious...

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