The administration of justice , the election of representatives, and the collection of taxes often took place on the manor itself. American Colonies Index. New Hampshire and Maine were originally proprietorships granted not by the king but the Council of New England. The pattern of settlement, once begun, followed two paths. This pattern of migration was not, however, as distinctive in North Carolina, where many of the residents were part of the spillover from the natural expansion of Virginians southward.
The New England Colonies got their names for a variety of reasons. King Charles II officially united Connecticut as a single colony in 1662. We strive for accuracy and fairness. Adam Bede has been added to your Reading List! By Linda Alchin.
The Lost Colony of Popham Many of the details of the Popham colony have been lost to history, but in its heyday the tiny settlement in Maine was considered a direct rival of Jamestown. Garfield and Chester A.
In some areas, particularly in the corporate colonies of New England during the 17th century and in the proprietary colonies throughout their entire existence, direct royal authority in the person of a governor responsible to the crown was nonexistent.
At first, the Separatists left England for the more tolerant atmosphere of the Netherlands, but after a while, their leaders found the Dutch a little too tolerant; their children were adopting Dutch habits and culture. Connecticut was named for an Algonquin word meaning 'beside the long tidal river. The British government establishes the Board of Trade to oversee colonial policies practicing a policy of "Salutary Neglect," in which it gives the colonies considerable freedom in economic matters.
The geography and climate impacted the trade and economic activities of New England Colonies. The narrow views of the Puritan leaders regarding religious conformity provoked opposition.
New Hampshire Colony. On arriving in Massachusetts, many disfranchised settlers immediately protested against this provision and caused the franchise to be widened to include all church members.
Land , which initially served only individual needs, came to be the fundamental source of economic enterprise. In both North and South Carolina armed risings of varying intensity erupted against the unresponsive nature of the eastern ruling elite. Constant clashes, however, developed between the New Jersey and the New York proprietors over the precise nature of the New Jersey grant.
Many New Englanders, however, refused to live within the orthodoxy imposed by the ruling elite of Massachusetts, and both Connecticut and Rhode Island were founded as a by-product of their discontent.
New Haven, on the other hand, was founded two years later by Puritans who found even Massachusetts Bay too liberal.
What made the events in Salem Village unique was the extent of the hysteria, which led to the imprisonment of more than one hundred men and women and the execution of twenty.
New Jersey remained in the shadow of both New York and Pennsylvania throughout most of the colonial period. Plymouth was later de-established and absorbed by the Massachusetts Bay Colony.