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Charters for Colonies
English colonists in North America required charters from the monarchy to legally exist. Charters could be taken away, as well as granted, and varied widely from colony to colony, presenting a record of how a colony and its power structure were envisioned by a charter's drafters. Answer the following questions about colonies and their charters.