Colonial Government

Colonial Government

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  • The Magna Carta
  • Sign it!
  • The Glorious Revolution
  • Leave now John
  • The English Bill of Rights 1689 
  • Rights for English Citizens finally
  • The Magna Carta Signed by King John, also known as the Great Charter, is a document that gave the people of England protection against unjust treatment or punishment. This is also where some of the amendments ideas came from.
  • Town Meetings 
  • We need more food so, We should let Jimmy use farm land. All in favor
  • The Glorious Revolution was a great shift in power. King James was removed and William and Mary were crowned. There was a great shift in power without any war at all. The shift in power was Johns protestant daughter parliament. What I mean it used to be monarchy then it was  parliament.
  • Mercantilism
  • We need to export more than we import come on.
  • The English Bill of Rights is just like our Bill of Rights it just English. The concept at least. It is a document that said the British have rights as in the name Bill of Rights. What it did was preserve the English  laws and protect peoples rights. Like Amendment 1  Free Speech, and Right to petition. There is also Amendment 2 right or bear arms. Amendment 5 is Due Process of law Last Amendment 8 no cruel and unusual punishment. 
  • Navigation Acts
  • We agree that we give you somebody to export to
  • We say that we will only export to you
  • town meetings at first were just some people talking then it got bigger and bigger and bigger until, they mad there own local government where they would make local decisions and elect legislators. They also started to gain confidants. This was a big step forwards for the colonies and maybe a revolution.
  • i'm in favor
  • Mercantilism holds that a country builds wealth and power by building its supplies of gold and silver. To achieve this goal, a country must export, or sell to other countries, more than it imports, or buys from other countries. The English followed a Mercantilism policy. They thought that the raw materials in America were like a gold mine so, they made the Navigation Acts. Mercantilism is what formed our economy today.
  • The Navigation Acts was a agreement that force Americans to only sell resources to England. At first it was a great idea because they had someone to sell to but, after a while they could get better deals and get more out of it but they can only export to England. Some of the Americans started to smuggle their resources.
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