What role did colonial assemblies play?
Moreover, why did the colonies create representative assemblies?
The Great Awakening inspired colonists to help others. Also, it encouraged the colonists to question the authority of the British government. Why did colonies have representative assemblies? English colonists in America wanted to have a say in the law governing them so they formed their own elected assemblies.
Also Know, who composed the colonial assembly? The first colonial assembly was the Virginia House of Burgesses, created on 30 July 1619, with a governor, Sir George Yeardley, four members of the council, and two burgesses from each of the Virginia boroughs as a unicameral body enlisting the settlers' support for the decisions passed by the company headquarters in
People also ask, how were the colonial assembly and royal governor different?
The Governor and the Assembly British rule in the colonies was enforced by the colonial governor. He was usually appointed by the King and he served as the chief law enforcement officer in the colony. The governor seemed all powerful. But the royal governors often met determined resistance from colonial assemblies.
How did colonial assemblies Control royal governors?
Colonial Governments Charters of royal colonies provided for direct rule by the king. A colonial legislature was elected by property holding males. But governors were appointed by the king and had almost complete authority — in theory.