Political motivation before 1763

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  • Created on: 12-02-18 10:31
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  • Political motivation before 1763
    • British rule over the colonies
      • Salutary neglect - left to own devices,  America  subject to parliamentary legislation?
      • Governor only removed by British Govt, Privy Council disallowed 5% of  Colonial Laws 1696
        • Royal, King chose governor, Proprietary power with certain families, Corp. elected WMWP
        • Colonial assembly - upper house advisory, lower houses elected, responsible for finance
      • British rule in Colonies - charters confirmed authority. Authority ambiguous in Prop, tenuous in Corp. 
      • Sec of State for South - routine admin, communicate governors on policy w/BofT 
        • BofT - colonial appointmentsdrew up govt. instructions, reviewed legislation 


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