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Unformatted text preview: every colony, giving all the power to monarchs since they could veto any law passed by both houses and by the governor. This royal rule lasted until about halfway through the 18 th century, when England started to make crucial mistakes that were very harsh and unfair to the colonists. During this time period, colonists wanted to have basic political rights and basic god-given rights. And because the Royal power made everything very complicated for the colonists, members of representative assemblies grew more skilled at dealing with royal governors and became more protective of their rights. They focused on maintaining their strongest level of power—the right of the lower houses to levy taxes. Although the colonists were able to live under English rule for a long while, they soon became more and more unwilling to cooperate with England’s barbaric practices, paving the way to the American Revolution....
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2010 for the course AMH 2010 taught by Professor Adams during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Fall '08