Government Develops in the Colonies
Colonial Governments –
Royal control over colonies, cont.
Kings could take back a charter – most of early
trading companies lost their charters, so colonies
” – ruled directly by monarch.
The governor and council –
Colonial governments were similar in some ways –
all had a governor, usually an English aristocrat,
appointed by the king or proprietor (with approval
all had a council of advisors chosen by governor
all had a separate court system, appointed by king
Governor, council of advisors, judges were linked
closely to England and British official policy.