Massachusetts Bay

Massachusetts Bay - February 11, 2008 Massachusetts Bay...

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February 11, 2008 Massachusetts Bay Colony Arbella o Massachusetts General Court o House of assistants o House of deputies Harvard College est. 1636 o Founded 6 years after the colony had been established. It was originally founded to teach ministers of the colony. Puritan government have more of an impact than most colonies started. o Massachusetts was founded with 17 ships in the beginning. o The major body of government was founded not long after the colony Massachusetts General Court The magistrates (judges), the governor, the unicameral legislature o Assistants – elected by church members. By 1644, the assistants decided to open up the Massachusetts general court to a broader area. o The Massachusetts is now a two house legislatures. House of assistants (elected by church members) upper house House of deputies (two men elected from each town) Do not cross the Massachusetts Bay Church Roger Williams Founded Rhode Island colony after banishment from Massachusetts Bay in 1635. o
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