The Colonial Perio2

The Colonial Perio2 - TheColonialPeriod

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The Colonial Period Culture and society in the 13 British colonies By the early 18 th  century, almost all the colonies had been brought under the direct  jurisdiction of the British Crown, but under the rules established by the Glorious  Revolution.   Colonial governors sought to exercise powers that the king had lost in  England, but the colonial assemblies, aware of events there, attempted to assert their  "rights" and "liberties."  Their leverage rested on two significant powers similar to those  held by the English Parliament: the right to vote on taxes and expenditures, and the right  to initiate legislation rather than merely react to proposals of the governor. The legislatures used these rights to check the power of royal governors and to pass  other measures to expand their power and influence. The recurring clashes between  governor and assembly made colonial politics tumultuous and worked increasingly to 
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