The political structure in the new england colonies was different at different times in colonial history there were also multiple levels of government at the lowest level, new england government was centered around town governments.
New york was settled by the dutch, who called it new amsterdam, but it was taken over by the english new york city was a cosmopolitan place with settlers from all over the world maryland was established as a haven for catholics this region was the breadbasket for the colonies, and colonists were able to export wheat and vegetables back to britain.
Between the years of 1740-1766, the political, economic, and ideological relations between britain and the american colonies were altered in effect of the french and indian war due to the british bringing in more troops to control the expanding colonies controlling the trade and enforcing taxation along with the unfair treatment of the colonists threatening their rights as englishmen.
The colonists in new england (economy based on shipbuilding and trade) really hated these laws excluded dutch ships from colonies and enforced legislation with war great britain now controlled commerce goods imported on english ships colonies were to produce staple crops and to consume british manufactured goods. So the colonial experience was one of absorbing british models of government, the economy, and religion over the course of about 150 years, american colonists practiced these rudimentary forms of self-government that eventually led to their decision to revolt against british rule.
Chapter 4: the american colonies and their government study play the british colonists also felt that their government put british interests ahead of their own what was the great awakening proof of how the king had broken the social contract, or english bill of rights, and a long list of ways in which king george had abused his.
British government in the colonial era the american colonies and the empire to fully understand the relationship of colonial america with the british empire, we should keep in mind first of all that the colonists did not question the idea of being part of the british empire until shortly before the american revolution began. Political, social, and economic causes of the american revolution 1442 words 6 pages it is easy to interpret the american revolution simply as a struggle for freedom.