2 History- American Provincialism Being Colonial

2 History- American Provincialism Being Colonial - American...

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18th century, London "the City" was the center of the empire Politically, economically, and culturally colonial Americans looked toward Britain, and especially to London, the great cosmo politan city In 1760, Philidelphia was the largest city in colony By 1760 all of the colonies were royal colonies Colonial governments modeled themselves and their procedures on the British Government in London Provincial Politics: Bonds of Empire Existed not on paper but in practice (Common Law) A mixed system, idealized for containing and balancing different interests and modes of government King could act quickly but could be come a tyrant Lords had resources but could become corrupted Democracy protected people's liberties but could lead to anarchy King (Monarchy), Lords (Aristocracy), Commons (democracy) 18th century British Constitution (King's representative in the colony) Appointed by Crown- usually sent from Britain Governors had an absolute veto, could call and dissolve assemblies, appointed all Militia Officers, Judges, and Justices of Peace, could pardon convicted criminals
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