Systems of Government in the Thirteen Colonies


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What was a royal colony?

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1. What was a charter?

2. Who was the most powerful person who lived in the colonies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Colonial governments vary, even within one territory. Use these assessments to review the information in this lesson about the 13 colonies that existed before American became an independent nation. You will need to know about the structure of the colonies, as well as the last impact of the colonial assemblies in addition to other facts in the lesson to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Definition of a charter
  • Royal colony
  • Colony chain of command
  • Colonial assemblies
  • Impact of the assemblies on the government of the United States

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how democracy began in the United States
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about colonial assemblies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the structure of a colony and interpret it accurately

Additional Learning

To learn more about colonial governments, review the accompanying lesson called Systems of Government in the Thirteen Colonies. The following objectives are covered:

  • Understand what a royal colony was like
  • Know the proprietary colonies
  • Explain the structure of charter colonies