The three types of colonial government are royal, proprietary and charter governments. Although all three colony types were considered part of the reigning sovereign's territory, the law-making process was different for ... More »

Colonial Georgia was originally under a trustee system. The Board of Trustees served in humanitarian roles, and they elected 15 members, called the Common Council, to conduct business for the colony. The colony defaulted... More »

Colonial New Jersey had a proprietary type of government. A proprietary colony was chartered to a person or several people who were entitled to rule the land with utmost authority. More »

Maryland was the first colony to be founded on the proprietary system of government in which a private land owner or corporation was granted express power over all ruling aspects of the colony by the king. Maryland was t... More »

Colonial New Jersey had a proprietary type of government. A proprietary colony was chartered to a person or several people who were entitled to rule the land with utmost authority. More »

People that lived in colonial Georgia included northern Europeans, Caribbean natives, Africans, people from the Mediterranean and some Native Americans. Georgia gained citizens from other colonies in the United States as... More »

In 1767, Parliament introduced the Townshend Acts in the American colonies to cover the expenses of running the colonial government. From 1756 to 1763, the British government had incurred major financial debts during the... More »

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