Primary Sources of American Political Documents: Understanding the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1st Edition

  • James Wolfe
  • Barbara Moe
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766068714
  • ISBN-13: 9780766068711
  • DDC: 974.4
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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The Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was the first political document written in the United States, a first attempt at self-government. Discover who wrote this document and why, and how it influenced the creation of the United States government.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Looking to a New World.
2: Settling Colonies.
3: The Massachusetts Bay Colony.
4: Growing Pains.
5: The Colony’s Gain Comes at the Expense of Others.
Appendix: The 1629 Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Further Reading.
Web Sites.