Unit 4, Lesson 7

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Unit 4, Lesson 7

  1. 1. What brought on democratic ideas in colonial america? Unit 4, Lesson 7: Mr. Casey
  2. 2. AGENDA New vocabulary Early colonial government colonial government (Limitations)
  3. 3. democracy (noun) a government that is run by the people
  4. 4. citizen (noun) a member of a country
  5. 5. representatives (noun) a person who is chosen to act for others
  6. 6. assembly (noun) a gathering of elected representatives for a specific purpose
  7. 7. town meeting (noun) a gathering of people who live a town to discuss issues
  8. 8. county seat (noun) a place where a county government is located
  9. 9. Early Colonial governments Early governments formed out of necessity. they needed a way to keep orderThe early governments were based on “The HOUSE OF COMMONS”
  10. 10. Early Colonial governments The house of Commons was a representativ e body that advised the king on courses of action
  11. 11. Early Colonial governments house of burgesses (jamestown, 1619) mayflower Compact (Massachusetts, 1620) Fundamental orders of connecticut (1639)
  12. 12. Early Colonial governments These governments allowed colonists to make decisions on local issues, but the ultimate authority was... THE KING!
  13. 13. Limited representation & Powers Limited Representation 1. Only white land owners could be part of colonial governments 2. could vote on local matters Limited powers 1.The British government could pass laws on the colonies without their consent ... THIS IS GOING TO CAUSE PROBLEMS!
  14. 14. DISCUSSION Why do you think limited representation and power would be a problem? What do you think it would be like to have a “foreign” power making laws for you?

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