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Maurice Greiffenhagen - An American history (1919) (14596402938)


Maurice Greiffenhagen - An American history (1919) (14596402938)



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Title: An American history
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Authors: Stephenson, Nathaniel W. (Nathaniel Wright), 1867-1935
Publisher: Boston, New York (etc.) Ginn and company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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onstration in favor ofCharles II. To check this royalist movement in the SouthParliament sent out a commission with a military force thatspeedily reduced the Southern colonies to submission.- 99. The Situation in the North. Among the northerncolonies a difterent situation developed. Though the EnglishPuritans did not want to use force against their Americanbrethren, the Long Parhament in 1651 commanded Massa- * It should be borne in mind that Scotland and Ireland also refused to admitthe authority of the one great state, England, to administer the empire as itsaw fit. Scotland promptly resumed its independence, and crowned CharlesII king. It was brought back into the empire by the push of pike. Theempire was held together, during the commonwealth and the protectorate, inEurope by force, in America by diplomacy. 2 Subsequently the commissioners allowed the Virginia Burgesses to electa governor. Virginia was practically a free republic during this period. Seesection 112 of this chapter.
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Courtesy of the Century Piiblishuig Co. THE LONG PARLIAMENT IN SESSION Reception of an Ambassador from the King of Spain. The costumes ofPuritans and Cavaliers are well represented in this picture MIDDLE OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY 71 chusetts to surrender its charter and take out a new onegranted by Parliament. But Massachusetts had no mind toadmit that the EngHsh Parhament was supreme in the empire.During more than a year the colony evaded answering. Atlast, a memorial was sent to Parliament setting forth that thepeople of Massachusetts were satisfied with their present formof government andhoped it would notbe changed. It is worth notingthat at this time, in1652, Massachusettsissued a coinage ofits own. On oneside of the coins were Massachusetts and a pine tree, and on the other, NewEngland and the date. There is nothing on the coins tosuggest that the colony was subject to England. 100. Intentions of Massachusetts. There is no reason tosuppose that Massachusetts had any thought at





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