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1600-1754: Government and Politics

1600-1754: Chapter Six: Government and Politics

by SAMUEL SMITH

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 206

OVERVIEW 214

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

English Imperial System 216

The Franchise 219

Early Pennsylvania Government Appointments 220

Local Government 221

The Mayflower Compact 222

The Militia 225

The Non-English 226

Political Stability 229

Face-to-Face Politics 230

Proprietary Colonies 232

The Rise of the Assembly 234

Royal Colonies 235

Ruling Familes 237

Taxation 238

HEADLINE MAKERS

William Dawson 240

James De Lancey 241

Robert Johnson 242

Jacob Leisler 244

PUBLICATIONS 246

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