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9-20-10II. Government within the coloniesA.)Governorsa.Royal Governors in every Colonyb.Very high ranking and typically live in grand palacesc.They call legislature and dismiss assembliesd.Has veto power over legislaturee.Has power to appointment judgesf.Appoint upper house of legislatureB.) Assembliesa.Lower house is elected by the coloniesb.Upper house is appointed by governorc.Typically there was conflict between lower house and royal governor.d.Lower house wanted power to control taxes, control governors salary, anddismiss and call legislature when they wantC.) Struggle for controla.Royal governors have problemsd.i.One big problem is that the royal governor had to report back to theCrown and parliament. Colonists can go to the crown and tell themwhat they want and the royal governor had to listen to the crown if thecrown agreed with the lower colonists.D.) Local governmentVoters defer to their bettersIII. Political culture – deferential politicsA.) Rule by elite

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Term
Spring
Professor
Rand
Tags
American Revolution, Townshend Acts, Stamp Act 1765, royal governor

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