The Development of Self-Government in British North America

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The Development of Self-Government in British North America Although America was under the rule of Great Britain during the colonial time, the country had a very efficient self-government system. The Mayflower Compact, the House of Burgesses, the Albany Plan of Union, the Stamp Act Congress, and the First and Second Continental Congresses all showed how the self-government system developed in America. These events and documents are considered the building blocks of our government today. In addition, they were also many of the “firsts” in the U.S. history. First of all, the Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colonies, and also the first written framework of government established in the United States. The leader of the Pilgrims, William Bradford, learned that some of the people didn’t want to obey the rules of the Pilgrim and non-Pilgrim, so he and a group of man made the document that will connect all signers to accept whatever government was established after landing in America. The compact was signed on November 11 1620 by passengers on the ship called Mayflower. It created a "Civil Body Politic" to endorse "just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices." Second, the House of Burgesses was the first elected legislative assembly in
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