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US History I Capstone Paper Role of Government through History From the time the continent of North America was discovered, people have associated it with fresh starts, new beginnings. That is exactly what it provided for the people of Great Brittan. As people wanted to leave Brittan to govern themselves, they were presented with the perfect opportunity in America. The people who left Brittan to colonize in America, were generally people looking for economic prosperity, religious freedom, or just to start a new life. The English started colonies mostly along the east cost. These colonies were established in order to expand the reach of Brittan, and also to become trading posts to bring revenue and goods back to the motherland. Some colonies had leaders that were appointed by the King of England and others were given the ability to select their governors and leaders. However, due to the isolation away from Great Brittan, the colonies were not bothered much by the goings on in British society and all of the colonies experienced forms of self-government. Each of they colonies had their own systems of governing, which they formed themselves. As the colonies prospered, the colonists were content to live as British citizens, following orders from the King, but and ruling themselves rather than being involved with parliament, where they
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US History I Capstone Paper held no representation. Nonetheless, life would not stay quite so simple and satisfactory. Soon war broke out in the colonies. As other nations began invading the British colonies, as well as the French invading Brittan, the colonists looked to the motherland for support. As a result, the British government became more involved in the overseeing of the colonies. Those that lived in the colonies could no longer live as if they were separate from Great Brittan. Along with the war on both the colonies and Brittan came great debt.
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