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Colonial Government and Politics

Actually, in the context of the day "dread" was a term implying great respect. It was considered proper (and was quite common) for one to speak of a monarch in lofty terms such as this. Revered...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2012 5:57 am UTC

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Colonial Government and Politics

The colonial assemblies that developed in the colonies were excellent examples of self-government. Beginning with the Virginia House of Burgesses (established in 1619), colonial assemblies made up...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2019 1:06 pm UTC

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The primary answer to this question is white male landowners. The colonies essentially followed the English way of voting rights. Colonists believed that only the white male had the mental capacity...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2018 12:09 pm UTC

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All of these documents asserted that a monarch or ruler had limited rights to govern and, in one way or another, needed the consent of the governed to rule. Taken together, all of these documents...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2019 11:47 am UTC

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Colonial Government and Politics

Attitudes toward Great Britain and France served to polarize the already bitter and fractious world of American politics in the late eighteenth century. Democratic-Republicans such as Thomas...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2019 7:48 am UTC

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Colonial Government and Politics

The Mayflower Compact was an agreement signed by 41 of the Pilgrim men on the Mayflower. The men and the other Pilgrims were travelling to America to set up a colony that they could run according...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2015 3:32 am UTC

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Colonial Government and Politics

The power of the purse refers to the ability of the colonial elected legislatures to vote on public monetary issues in the colonies. At the time, the governors of the various colonies held a great...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2018 3:23 pm UTC

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The thirteen colonies can be divided into three distinct regions—the South, the Middle, and the Northeast. The Northeast was perhaps the most democratic, as a lot of local politics was handled at...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2018 6:17 pm UTC

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In short, the British government at the time of the American Revolution was not at all democratic. The British government operated according to what they called the English "constitution," shaped...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2015 12:53 am UTC

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Colonial Government and Politics

The colonies had some democratic features, though they were not democracies. Each colony with a royal charter had a governor appointed by the King. This governor was nominally in charge of running...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2019 1:19 pm UTC

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Colonial Government and Politics

The Mayflower Compact is important because in law, everything is about precedent. When the constitution was written, the founders looked at all precedents, and the Mayflower was one of the first...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2011 1:46 pm UTC

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Colonial Government and Politics

Colonial rule is the rule over a weaker nation or area by a larger nation or area. Colonial rule is not monolithic with regard to how it is implemented, as several different types of colonial rule...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2019 12:46 pm UTC

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As the American colonies were run by and for the benefit of the English, political changes in the mother country inevitably had a knock-on effect on colonial government. One of the biggest of such...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2019 12:17 pm UTC

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When the Mayflower reached the shores of New England, there were two competing factions on the boat: the religious separatists that are today known as Pilgrims, and merchants that traveled to...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2016 2:19 pm UTC

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The importance of the Mayflower Compact lies in the fact that it was the first written framework of government in American history. The drawing up and signing of the Compact came at a moment of...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2018 8:35 am UTC

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Colonial Government and Politics

The above answer is correct in that the Glorious Revolution did end the Dominion of New England, but incorrect in stating that it led to significant reduction of royal control over the colonies....

Latest answer posted November 27, 2011 2:47 am UTC

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The previous post was accurate. If we are looking for advantages that the Colonists had under the British, I would say that the sense of being part of the "parent nation" held an incredible amount...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2010 5:32 am UTC

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Colonial Government and Politics

A direct democracy involves the entire community or tribe being involved in every decision, with majority rule in effect. While none of the colonial government truly had this in effect, the...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2010 9:29 am UTC

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The colonists' rugged individualism definitely shaped our country. We do things for ourselves, and we don't let anything stop us. We owe that to them. They also fought for thier rights,...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 12:01 pm UTC

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There are at least two reasons why the Pilgrims felt that they needed the Mayflower Compact. First, the idea of covenants was very important to them. Puritans saw their relationship with God as...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2012 10:16 pm UTC

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Governance varied among the thirteen colonies and while they were far from the democracies we know today, they laid the foundation for our American democracy in many ways. In the early settlement...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019 6:24 pm UTC

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The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut were established in 1638 as a formal plan of government for the colony of Connecticut. Previously, that colony was a collection of three loosely-affiliated...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2019 12:57 pm UTC

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The early American colonies did have English Common Law, though not in identical form. Common law is law that is derived through legal precedents identified in specific legal decisions. This...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2019 1:10 pm UTC

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The Mayflower Compact was written to guide the English settlers arriving on the American shores by way of the sailing vessel "the Mayflower". The rules established how the new arrivals intended to...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2019 11:50 am UTC

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Actually, there was not a great deal of difference between American and British ideals. Almost all Americans prior to the revolution considered themselves the King's good and loyal servants and...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2011 12:15 am UTC

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People typically say that the Mayflower Compact was important to the founding of our country because it established the ideas of self-government, of democracy, and of written constitutions. These...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2015 1:30 am UTC

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Between the start of the "age of discovery" in the mid-1400s and the independence of most of the last major European colonies after World War II, European powers like Spain, Portugal, France, Great...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2019 12:44 pm UTC

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The type of government the Thirteen Colonies practiced varied by colony and depended on how the land was chartered by the King. One type of government was the basic Royal Colony. These colonies...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2019 12:58 pm UTC

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During the Colonial period of American history, settlers made the move from European nations, namely England, in order to escape religious persecution and rely on themselves and their brethren....

Latest answer posted April 27, 2019 11:48 am UTC

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There are at least four reasons why the United States never had a king. These were: the fight against George III, the theory of natural rights, the Founding Fathers and separation of powers, and...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2019 11:41 am UTC

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Most of the American colonies shared a few basic governmental features, all of which were derived from English political tradition. All had a governor that was either royally appointed or chosen by...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2016 1:40 pm UTC

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When the colonists first arrived in the new, unsettled continent, they quickly realized many of the traditional laws and regulations that worked well in the civil society of England were not as...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2019 11:41 am UTC

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No single document called for religious freedom across all of the colonies because religious freedom was not supported by all of the colonies. The New England colonies of Connecticut and...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2019 1:36 pm UTC

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The thirteen British colonies in what is now the United States met the people's need for government by having both local and colony-wide governments. These governments tried, for the most part, to...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2011 12:04 pm UTC

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Any answer to this question would be largely a matter of opinion, but there's no doubt that George III has earned the reputation of a bad king in the eyes of successive generations of historians,...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2019 11:38 am UTC

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Jamestown, established in 1607, managed to avoid full-scale conflict with the Powhatan Indian confederacy for more than a decade. There were several causes for the Powhatan War (1622–1646)....

Latest answer posted August 9, 2019 6:35 pm UTC

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The Mayflower Compact is a very short agreement that was written up and signed by the Separatists (better known as the Pilgrims) on the Mayflower before they disembarked in Massachusetts. The ship...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2012 6:23 pm UTC

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This is a true statement of how New France differed from the English colonies. At that time France was an absolutist state, which meant that the king enjoyed largely unchecked power to do as he...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2019 9:46 am UTC

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In the context of American history, a charter colonial government was one that had been formally granted by the English king. Although English settlements in the New World such as Jamestown were...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2019 11:36 am UTC

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The nationalization laws in the colonies were born of both Parliamentary law and colonial law. On the Parliamentary end, citizenship had previously been granted by Parliament. Individuals born in...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2019 12:38 pm UTC

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Prior to the American Revolution, the thirteen colonies from which the United States would originate were provinces of the British Empire, each under its own governor. Citizens of the colonies were...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2019 3:17 pm UTC

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The American colonies never achieved democratic government. They made great strides towards it and laid the foundation for the democratic republic formed by the United States Constitution, but the...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2017 10:21 pm UTC

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British laws mostly applied in the Thirteen Colonies. Since the colonies were British territories and the colonists were, mostly, British citizens, the laws of Britain were applicable in the...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2019 11:47 am UTC

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The first American colony was Virginia. Virginia was granted a royal charter to found a colony, with rule of the colony being granted to an elected legislature and a governor appointed by the king....

Latest answer posted March 15, 2019 12:22 pm UTC

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