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Systems of Governments Used Within the American Colonies

Summary: The various systems of government used within the American colonies have similarities and differences. All of the systems elect their own legislature. They all are democratic and they all had a governor, governor's court, and a court system. The various systems of the colonies are royal colonies, charter colonies, and proprietary colonies.
The various systems of government used within the American colonies have similarities and differences. All of the systems elect their own legislature. They all are democratic and they all had a governor, governor's court, and a court system. The various systems of the colonies are royal colonies, charter colonies, and proprietary colonies.

The royal system is the one that most colonies came under as of 1776. Eight of the 13 colonies ended under a royal system when the declaration of independence was written. The governor is chosen by the king or monarch. The governor has widespread powers. He could veto over the legislature. He also had control of the land grants. The colonies that were at once time royal included New Hampshire (1679-1776), Massachusetts and Plymouth (1692-1776), New York (1685-1776), New Jersey (1702-1776), Virginia (1624-1776), Maryland (1692-1715), North Carolina and South Carolina (1729-1776), and Georgia (1752-1776). The royal colonies/system...

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