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Political and Social characteristics of the English Colonies. Standard 1.1 E.Q. How did the original types of government impact the US government today? . Social characteristics . Public education did not exist for some in the southern colonies. New England & Mid-Atlantic: Egalitarian

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Political and Social characteristics of the English Colonies

Standard 1.1

E.Q. How did the original types of government impact the US government today?


Social characteristics

  • Public education did not exist for some in the southern colonies.

  • New England & Mid-Atlantic: Egalitarian

    • The belief that all people should have equal political, economic, social, & civil rights.

  • South developed hierarchical structure:

    • Rich plantations, poor farmers, indentured servants & slaves.


Political characteristics

  • Democratic institutions, yet colonies were impacted by the political traditions of the Mother Country.

  • Magna Carta: the people through their representatives have the right:

    • The right to be consulted on taxes and by legal means.

    • Trail by jury.


VA House of Burgesses

  • Served as the first representative body in colonial America

    • given the exclusive right to initiate tax bill

    • Directly represent the people

    • Town meetings


Types of governments

  • Colonial Charter: an official permit granted by the king for the purpose of establishing a government.

    • Colonist would enjoy the rights of Englishman

  • Proprietary Colony: Colonies granted to a group of private owners for development.

    • 1st is Maryland

  • Joint – Stock Company: company in which a group of investors pool their wealth for a common purpose.

  • Royal Colony: a colony under the direct control of the king through an appointed royal governor.


Salutary Neglect

  • An English policy of relaxing the enforcement of regulations in its colonies in return for the colonies’ continued economic loyalty

    • Fostered a feeling of independence.

  • Colonists were loyal to the crown but believed that only their colonial assemblies had power to tax them based on the tradition of the Magna Carta.


Events of Importance

  • Nathaniel Bacon: landless frontiersman who led a revolt in Jamestown.

    • Were not being represented in the House of Burgesses.

    • Had to be white, male, landowner

    • Not exactly equal representation.

  • Pequot War & King Philip’s War: natives took a stand against the colonist, but were defeated when the colonist were aided by other Native Americans.


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