What were the major characteristics of the Restoration colonies?

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In 1660, the British monarchy was restored when the rule of Oliver Cromwell ended and Charles II was crowned King of England. At that time, King Charles resumed the colonization of North America by establishing what were called Restoration Colonies. To attract settlers to the colonies, he established land grants to individual proprietors, most of them men of means who helped him win back the crown. These proprietary colonies were New York, New England, Pennsylvania...

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