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Victorian era

Chapter 4: The Bonds of Empire

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CHAPTER 4: The Bonds of Empire, 1660-1750 Rebellion and War, 1660-1713 Before Restoration (1660), England made little attempt to weld colonies Royal Centralization, 1660-1688 Restoration monarchs disliked representative government Charles II rarely called parliament into session after 1674, and none after 1681 James II wanted to rule as absolute monarch Meant he would never face an elected legislation These 2 kings had little sympathy for Am. Colonial assemblies Charles II?s brother, James (Duke of York) considered elected assemblies ?of dangerous consequence? and forbade them to meet in NY New Eng. tried to resist crown policies and defend self-gov. Mass. 1661= citizens free from laws & decrees from Eng. except for war Colony ignored Navigation Acts
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