Colonial Governance: Royal, Proprietary, And Charter Colonies

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There are three different models of colonial governance that are widely discussed during this time period. These colonies are Royal, Proprietary, and Charter Colonies. The royal colonies were directly controlled by the crown meanwhile, the proprietary was an individual or group essentially owned and controlled the colony, and finally the charter was largely self-governing. The charter colony “was formed when the British king granted a charter to a trading company. With the permission of the British crown, the colony could decide on the type of government for that colony. The charter colonies were more independent than others because they had more control of the type of government they were under. Often their governments were structured to

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