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James ii wanted his son who he would raise catholic

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-James II wanted his son, who he would raise Catholic, to be his heir, but members of Parliament made the king’s daughter Mary and her husband, William of Orange to assume the throne together – when William and Mary arrived in England with a small army, James II fled to France – this was called the “Glorious Revolution” – no blood -when the Bostonians heard this, they quickly overthrew Andros and abolished the Dominion of New England -In 1691, the new sovereigns combined Massachusetts with Plymouth and made it a royal colony
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-“Leislerians” and “anti-Leislerians -In 1689, John Coode, an old opponent of Maryland’s governor Lord Baltimore, drove out his officials in the name of Protestantism – his supporters chose a committee to run the government and asked for a charter to make Maryland a royal colony – William and Mary agreed and in 1691, stripped Lord Baltimore of his authority -The Glorious Revolution helped colonies revive their representative governments and thwarted the plan for colonial unification Summary/Conclusion -In the British colonies of the Atlantic seaboard, the northern colonies featured more traditional food crops and was based on free labor while the southern colonies focused on tobacco and cotton and was reliant on slave labor -the British empire in North America often had conflicts with the presence of other Europeans, particularly the Spanish and French -the English had to learn to accommodate the many Indian tribes that they lived near -the British would soon dominate a much larger area of North America
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