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Colonial Government

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Mayflower Compact The first written framework of government established in the United States. Established a year after the Virginia House of Burgesses. A form of direct democracy government.
Mayflower Compact The purpose was a pledge to form a government to frame laws they all agree to follow. It was created on board of the Mayflower which was located at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Mayflower Compact John Carver was elected for governor of the new colony after they signed the Mayflower Compact. He was elected by the church members. This was a form of self-government.
Mayflower Compact Created out of necessity because they landed too far from Jamestown. all citizens pledged to follow and support the decisions made. Had a religious purpose as well as governmental.
Both Both were a form of government. Both established during the same time period and/or era. Only males could serve. Meet to discuss the Colonies business. Made the rules for the colony. Legislative body that was elected by the citizens.
House of Burgesses The House of Burgesses of Virginia was the first legislative assembly of elected representatives in North America. Established a year before the Mayflower Compact. A form of representative government.
House of Burgesses The purpose was to make colonists happy by drawing upon their claims to traditional rights. It was created in Jamestown, Virginia. It was a meeting for elected representatives from Virginia that met from 1643 to 1776.
House of Burgesses Only the members of the House of Burgesses were elected by a vote of the people. Formed in 1619.
House of Burgesses The Joint Stock Company allowed the citizens to choose their own representatives. 11 Districts that people were elected from. Met in Jamestown then moved to Williamsburg.
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