constitutional government in colonial governments

Natural Rights

  • The purpose of government was to protect the people's rights to life, liberty, and property.
  • These rights were included into the common law and were enforced by the courts.
  • Some people how ever could not own property and vote.
  • The people that could not have these rights were women, black free men, white men who were indentured servants.

Higher Law

  • Colonial governments could not make law that violated the English Constitutional Government.
  • The English Government was superior to any laws the colonial government made.

Separation of Powers

  • The powers of the government were separated into three branches Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.
  • This was to be done as England did to protect the abuse of power.

Our Teacher Ms. Caitlin Lee

Constitutional Governments in Colonial Governments