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  • The colonies had little occasion to feel or to resent direct royal prerogative.
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  • The participation of the people in their own government was the more significant, because the colonies actually had what England only seemed to have, - three departments of government.
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  • One of the strongest and most persistent elements in national development has been that inheritance of political traditions and usages which the new settlers brought with them.
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  • The growth of constitutional government, as we now understand it, was promoted by the establishment of two different sets of machinery for making laws and carrying on government.
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  • Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active military preparations on both sides.
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  • More emphasis was thus thrown upon the local governments than in England.
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  • The old charters of Massachusetts, Virginia, and the Carolinas had given title to strips of territory extending from the Atlantic westward to the Pacific.
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  • In any event, colonization and the grant of lands were provincial matters.
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  • As often happens during a war, some parts of the country prospered, notwithstanding the constant loss.
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  • Each colony became accustomed to planting new settlements and to claiming new boundaries.
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  • Many attempts had been made by colonial legislatures to cut off or to tax the importation of slaves.
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  • In appearance the labor system of all the colonies was the same.
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  • In comparison with other men of their time, the Americans were distinguished by the possession of new political and social ideas, which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.
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  • In government as well as in trade a new era came to the colonies in 1763.
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  • In some of the middle colonies the towns and counties were both active and had a relation with each other which was the forerunner of the present system of local government in the Western States.
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