Foundations of American Government.docx - We must all hang together or assuredly we will all hand separately Ben Franklin-1776 As time went by colonists

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“We must all hang together, or assuredly we will all hand separately” Ben Franklin-1776 As time went by, colonists were granted greater freedom of self-government. King George ascends the throne in 1760, and starts to lighten control of the colonies once more. Types of Colonies: Royal: owned and controlled by the monarchy. (8 of the 13 colonies) o New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Massachusetts Charter: Based on charters granted to the colonies and were largely self-governing. o Connecticut, Rhode Island Proprietary: King gives a grant of land to an individual to run as a business. o Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware Basic Concepts of American Government: Ordered Gov: saw a need for an orderly regulation Limited Gov: government should not be too powerful Representative: government should serve the will of the people Attempts at Colonial Unity: Albany Plan: 1754 Seven northern colonies meet to discuss trade in the colonies and danger of attack by Native Americans and the French. Franklin proposes an annual meeting of the delegates from each of the 13 colonies. Stamp Act Congress: 1765 Colonial protest to the Stamp Act. Americans claim “Taxation without representation”. Nine colonies attended. Committees of correspondence created leading to the Boston Tea Party. First Continental Congress: 1774. Delegates from every colony except Georgia to debate actions on new British laws. Send a declaration of Rights to King George III.

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