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Charter - Proprietary - Royal Colonies

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Nicole Dickerson

on 2 February 2013

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Transcript of Charter - Proprietary - Royal Colonies

Charter Colonies Established by settlers
who had been given a charter. Colonists elected their own governor & legislators. Ruled by proprietors - who were free to rule as they wished. Generally the proprietors appointed the governor & members of upper house of legislature, while colonists elected the lower house. Ruled directly by Britain. The king appointed a governor and council, known as the upper house. The colonists elected an assembly, called the lower house. The governor and council usually did whatever the king told them to do. Royal Colonies Controlled
by the King Three Types of English Colonies in America Charter - Proprietary - Royal All three are ULTIMATELY a document giving power & rights to a person or group Connecticut
Rhode Island individuals or groups (usually friends of the king) to whom Britain had granted land Delaware, Maryland & Pennsylvania Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, & Virginia Proprietary Colonies The MOST
democratic type of colony Amount of control colonists had depended on the proprietor Probably not a surprise that this was the LEAST democratic type of colony
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