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Massachusetts Bay Colony


massachusetts Bay Colony

Wealthier individuals would extend their house by legalizing Death adding a leanto on the back, which allowed a larger kitchen (possibly with a brick or stone chimney including an oven additional rooms, and a sleeping loft. New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians. Towns were obligated to provide education for their children, which was usually satisfied by hiring a teacher of some sort. 102 It is known in Massachusetts as the "Old Colony Line and is still visible as the boundary between Norfolk County to the north and Bristol and Plymouth Counties to the south. Adultery and rape were more serious crimes, and both were punishable by death. This union subsisted more than forty years, until the charters of the colonies were either taken away or suspended by James II and his commissioners. 9 The experience proved exceptionally difficult for the 120 settlers, however, and the surviving colonists abandoned the colony after only one year.

Massachusetts Bay Colony
massachusetts Bay Colony

Political differences with England after the English Restoration led to the revocation of the colonial charter in 1684. Endicott, being in the country, was appointed the first governor. For example, mill operators were required to weigh grain before and after milling, to ensure that the customer received back what he delivered (minus the miller's percentage). Mayhew and the devoted John Eliot had made considerable progress towards modernizing the Indians, and converting them to Christianity.

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49 It ended with a governor and deputy governor, a bicameral legislature that included a representative lower house, and a body of freemen, a subset of the colony's adult inhabitants who were authorized to vote in elections. 65 Children, newcomers, and people with disabilities were exempt from punishment for such infractions. 58 So it was in effect a self-ruling republic for some decades, also practicing separation of powers. He served as Governor four different times and was one of the strongest and most successful pioneers of Colonial America. The Lords of Trade had decided for a variety of reasons to consolidate the New England colonies; they issued quo warranto writs in 1681 for the charters of several North American colonies, including Massachusetts. Seeking land of their own, groups of families would petition the government for land on which to establish a new town; the government would typically allow the group's leaders to select the land. 50 This restriction on the franchise was not liberalized until after the English Restoration. Vaughan, Alden T (1995). The Indians, at first, made great opposition to Christianity; and such was their aversion to it, that, had they not been over-awed by the United Colonies, it is probable they would have put to death those among them who embraced. 98 The Body of Liberties enacted in 1641 included rules governing the treatment and handling of slaves. 46 Men who lost their wives often remarried fairly quickly, especially if they had children needing care.

CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list ( link ) (five volume history of Massachusetts until the early 20th century) Hayes, Kevin (2008). The Puritans never anticipated actually enforcing the laws that required the death penalty for banishment, instead they were meant more as a bluff. 109 This line, south of the present boundary, was protested by Connecticut, but stood until the 1690s, when Connecticut performed its own survey.


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