Massachusetts was founded by John Winthrop and other Puritans John Winthrop eventually became the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Rhode Island: From the beginning, Rhode Island has been distinguished by its support for freedom of conscience and action. Clergyman Roger Williams founded the present state capitol, Providence, after being exiled by the Massachusetts Bay Colony Puritans in 1636. The Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was one the original 13 colonies established on the east coast of North America. After the American Revolution, it became U.S. state Rhode Island.
The Petition of Right was signed in 1627 and was written by Parliament as a way to stop King Charles I from overreaching authority. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut was signed on January fourteenth, 1639 and was an early constitution that established a rule of law that governed the towns of Wethersfield, Windsor, and Hartford. Although there are
Initially the British East India Company made considerable trade with India and searched for a safe harbor in Malaya and therefore in 1819 they founded a trading post at Singapore. Then, in 1824, came into play the treaty of London dividing the land between the British and the Dutch and therefore Britain gained Melaka. Some revolutions arose and were violently repressed but this firmer clutch, as well, started to soften up and in 1853. Britain removed the taxes on tin, then established a protectorate and with increasing influence more Malayan states joined its protectorate, and Britain respected it’s terms. Britain faced the Japanese, even if she lost, in 1942 and then regained control in late 1944 and in 1946 formed the Malayan Union therefore placing the former crown controlled colonies under a unified administration but because it wanted to separate Singapore from it keeping it as a directly controlled crown colony, dissent increased and finally the Malayan Union was replaced 2 years later by the Federation of Malaya which echoed the original positions of the Malayan
A constitution according to Haywood (???) is a set of rules written and unwritten. These rules enable powers and establish duties and define the relationships between the individual and the state. This constitution in the UK can be traced back to the Magna Carter (1215) where the separation of powers from the monarch to parliament began in response to unrest. The English Civil War (1642-1651) saw the Parliamentary victory that set the precedent that the monarch could not govern without parliament’s consent then in 1689 The Bill of Rights was introduced.
To begin with, the Eighth Amendment was adopted, as part of the Bill of Rights, in 1791. It is almost identical to a provision in the English Bill of Rights of 1689, in which Parliament declared, "as their ancestors in like cases have usually done...that excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." This criminal punishment exception to the 13th Amendment is all the more brazen when one considers the inhumanity of lengthy prison sentences today – often handed out in assembly-line fashion, and dispensed more often to
The Stamp Act was repealed on March 18, 1766. However, the British Parliament wanted to send a message to the colonies. The Stamp Act may not have been a good way to tax the colonies, but they still felt they had the right to tax the colonies. The same day they repealed the Stamp Act, they passed the Declaratory Act, which stated that the British Parliament had the right to make laws and taxes in the
Arriving in India in 1498, Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer who had navigated the first European nautical path to India across a body of water. However, the British arrived later from Britain later in the early 1600’s, while utilizing the same paths used by Vasco da Gama. Led by Sir William Hawkins, Hector was the first British ship to anchor in India on August 24, 1608. Subsequently, trading ports were established in various cities by the British. Exerting power through numerous methods, the British influence and control in India increased to an extent that it was controlling many parts of the country.
The imperial power of the British was, therefore, predominant in Southern Asia, in Europe, and across the Atlantic and Indian Ocean (Ludden:1). The British conquest of these regions led to the evolving and the opening of the modern living conditions, introducing new political regulation. For instance, the British East India Company (EIC) started their trading system in the 1600s. While the British was interested in the spice markets in Southeast Asia, the Dutch had already placed themselves in such trade. Therefore, the British turned their attention to India; EIC began to build small factories and bases on India’s eastern and western coasts where they closely encountered with Indian artisans and producers (Cawthorne).
The Constitution of the United States can be seen as a reaction to the British. The Constitution was a piece of work that took many revisions as it was the main framework to our government. When the 13 colonies were under the ruling of Britain, they didn’t want to break away from them. Instead, they wanted to be recognized as part of their government and so in the Stamp Act Congress Resolution of 1765, the English colonies wrote a document that was addressed to the King and British Government. The Stamp Act Congress wrote in a
Then, in 1602 they arrived near there and then continued to sail to Bantam. There the English East India company was allowed to build Jolliff 4 posts for trading. A little later on down the road, Batavia became the primary place for trading posts. They were the main trading post for the English until around 1682. When World War two came around the Dutch fell under the rule of Japan, and Batavia was called Batavia until Indonesia got full independence around 1949.
Also, Pontiac’s Rebellion and predication of 1763. All of this leads to the British Actions, The French and Indian war, The Pontiac’s Rebellion and proclamation of 1763, The Sugar Act of 1764,The Stamp Act of 1764, The Declaratory Act of 1766,The Townsend Act of 1778, The Boston Massacre of 1770, The Boston Tea party, The Intolerable Acts of 1774. This all happened during The Road to Revolution. Navigation Acts of 1660 was the British Actions. In 1650 and 1698 British passed a series of Navigation traded by using
Before the Commonwealth was settled by Europeans, the area was home to the Delaware (also known as Lenni Lenape), Susquehannock, Iroquois, Eriez, Shawnee, and other American Indian Nations.  Both the Dutch and the English claimed both sides of the Delaware River as part of their colonial lands in America.  The Dutch were the first to take possession.  By June 3, 1631, the Dutch had begun settling the Delmarva Peninsula by establishing the Zwaanendael Colony on the site of present-day Lewes, Delaware.  In 1638, Sweden established the New Sweden Colony, in the region of Fort Christina, on the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware.
When explorers first voyaged west, new towns sprouted in North America such as; Jamestown, Virginia and Plymouth, Massachusetts. These towns set laws and rights in which to obey on their long trip to the Americas. Eventually in the course of history the thirteen American Colonies we controlled by the English. The English were viewed as the mother country and profited greatly through trade and commerce within the colonies. Although over time the colonist government adopted British rights.
“The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture.” “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with the New England Way and the word became ‘America’(p. 213).” Pursuits of Happiness, written by Jack P. Greene, scrutinizes the early American social history, and draws on virtually all the recent social-history literature produced in the early modern British colonies. It presents a summary of recent books and journal articles, as well as providing new interpretations of colonial society.It reinterprets what American social developments once meant in a spectacularly illustrative way. Its refinement and brevity makes it extraordinarily easy to understand. The most sententious re-evalution offered
Legal Studies How well does the Australian Legal System deal with the contemporary issue (drug use and the law) The Australian legal system was developed from the legal system of Britain originally, between 1855 and 1890 the British parliament granted a limited right to set up a local system of governments to each of the British colonies within Australia. This allowed each of the colonies the right to develop their own laws and legal systems to deal with its particular situation. There was a move towards creating a central legal system during the late 19th century, a referendum was held in each colony to approve the draft constitution. The Australian Constitution Act was passed as an Act of the British Government and took effect on January