Early Colonial Governments FINAL Essay

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Early Colonial Governments

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Introduction
•Similarities of American Colonial
Government and British Government
•Differences of American Colonial
Government and British Government
•Social Challenges Faced by Colonists
•Political Challenges Faced by Colonists
•Economic Challenges Faced by
Colonists
•Were the Early English Colonies Truly
Representative?

Similarities of American Colonial
Government and British Government


Both settled in America and granted control of their territories.

Both had a Governor's court system.

Both systems had a council in their courts.

Both had a governor that had control of the court system, whether Royal or American.


Differences of American Colonial
Government and British Government






Both had different laws that were confirmed by their specific court system.
Ruled different territories of America.
Court systems were run differently depending on the court system. Social Challenges Faced by
Colonists


Development was mostly isolated to settlements. •

No modern infrastructure beyond the settlements. •

People would flock to the towns center looking for food and work.



Language barriers when in came to the early colonist and the Native
Americans.



Early colonist were unprepared for the New World.

Political Challenges Faced by
Colonists


Poor Leadership



Poor Communication



Only people who paid taxes and owned land had the right to vote.



Women were not allowed to vote or own land



Governor of colonies was chosen by the English King.

Economic Challenges Faced by
Colonists


Tobacco culture began in 1612.



Fur Trade with Indians



Lumbering



Servants and Slaves

Were the Early English Colonies
Truly Representative?
•Three types of colonies
• Royal colonies
• Proprietary colonies
• Self-governing colonies
•Charters
•Colonial Legislature
• Virginia House of Burgesses
•Mayflower Compact…