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  Dominion - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
A Dominion is a wholly self-governing or virtually self-governing state of the British Empire or British Commonwealth, particularly one which reached that stage of constitutional development in the late 19th and early 20th centuries such as Canada and New Zealand.
The short-lived Dominion of New England (1686–89) was not a Dominion in the later, generally-accepted sense of the word.
Nigeria became a Dominion in 1960 and a republic in 1963, Tanganyika a Dominion in 1961 and a republic in 1962, Uganda a Dominion in 1962 and republic in 1963, Kenya a Dominion in 1963 and a republic in 1964, Malawi a Dominion in 1964 and republic in 1966.
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 Connecticut's Heritage Gateway
The Dominion of New England served as the backdrop for one of the most dramatic episodes in Connecticut history, the hiding of the Charter in the "Charter Oak."
The challenge to Connecticut's charter liberties occurred when England was ruled by the authoritarian James II (1685-1688), and the English government made a concerted effort to consolidate its rule over the American Colonies.
The intent was to annul all colonial charters and join the New England Colonies and New York into a "Dominion of New England" ruled by Sir Edmund Andros.
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 New York - MSN Encarta
In 1664 King Charles II of England decided to take over the entire region, basing his claim on the explorations made for England by explorer John Cabot in 1497 and 1498.
New Yorkers were infuriated when James dismissed Dongan and placed them under Sir Edmund Andros, the dominion’s governor, who ruled from Boston.
In 1689 news arrived in New York that James II had been overthrown in England’s Glorious Revolution and that Andros, governor of the Dominion of New England, had been captured by Boston rebels.
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 State of New York History
English, mostly from New England, came to Long Island where the boundary between New Netherland and New England had to be settled by treaty in 1650.
The Dutch claimed New Netherland from the New York to the Delaware rivers but were overthrown in 1664 by the English, who renamed the colony for the Duke of York.
New York had disputed areas with Massachusetts in Columbia County and over six million upstate acres, with New York in Dutchess County, and with Vermont over the counties of Gloucester, Cumberland, and part of Charlotte.
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 New England flags (U.S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The New England flag, used in colonial times [and noted at Logan Airport, Boston], was a red ensign with the Cross of St. George in the canton.
At one point the New England states were joined administratively for about three years as the Dominion of New England, which I think is unrelated to the later concept of Dominions such as Canada.
Note: There is a flag being touted as "THE Flag of New England" that is blue with the cross and tree in the canton and six stars in a circle in the fly.
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 Dominion of New England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dominion of New England was a short-lived administrative union of English colonies in the New England region of North America.
The union was decreed in 1686 by King James II as a measure to enforce the Navigation Acts and to coordinate the mutual defense of colonies against the French and hostile Native Americans.
Although the New England colonists had previously sought a loose voluntary association in the New England Confederation, the imposition of a centralized authority from England was highly unpopular.
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 Interactive State House
As Governor of the Colony of New York, Edmund Andros improved the Colony's defenses and settled a boarder dispute.
He was knighted in 1681 and sent back to the American colonies as the Royal Governor of the Dominion of New England, which included New York and the Jerseys north to New Hampshire and Maine.
At the news of the accession of William and Mary, the Boston colonials rebelled.
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 Dominion Agrees To Buy USGen Assets In Northeast
The acquisition of USGen New England assets is part of a bankruptcy court-supervised divestiture of USGen New England's fossil assets.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with an energy portfolio of about 25,500 megawatts of generation, 6.4 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves and 7,900 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline.
Dominion also operates the nation's largest underground natural gas storage system with more than 960 billion cubic feet of storage capacity, including Cove Point, the nation's biggest and most active LNG facility.
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 hss_boydston_concise_1|Creating the Empire, 1660-1720|The Empire Strikes|Summary
The Dominion of New England: When James II became King of England (1685) he took the opportunity to bring his own kind of discipline to the colonies of Massachusetts, Plymouth, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.
He revoked their charters and along with New Hampshire and Rhode Island combined them under the Dominion of New England under the governorship of Edmond Andros.
News of the revolution in the colonies was met with enthusiasm.
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The territory embraced by "New England" included all the land lying between the Delaware and Connecticut Rivers and between the Kennebec and Croix Rivers.
Because of the fact that the lands of the New World had not been efficiently surveyed and mapped, the boundaries, as defined in the original charters for the various colonies, tended to overlap.
A year later, on 01 November, 1687, Andros would dissolve the assembly of Connecticut and announce that the colony was then part of the Dominion of New England, effectively making him the governor of all the colonies north of Pennsylvania.
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 National Park Service - Explorers and Settlers (Historical Background)
New York was quickly amalgamated into the English colonial system and enjoyed a continuing prosperity.
In New England, the Puritans were dominant; and, in Pennsylvania, the Quakers.
Especially in the New England colonies, the local or village church was the hub of community life; the authorities strictly enforced the Sabbath and sometimes banished nonbelievers and dissenters.
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 John Peter Zenger, Carolinas, Dominion of New England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
John Peter Zenger, a newspaper editor, was imprisoned in New York in 1735 for publishing in his newspaper intense criticism of the New York governor's actions written by the former chief justice of New York.
The Dominion of New England was an attempt by James II to unify New England, New York, and New Jersey into a unified government sans representative assemblies and Puritanism (the Dominion was to be wholly Anglican).
He believed that the New Englanders were the best smugglers in the New World, and he objected to the imposition of Puritanism on non-Congregationalists and the maintenance of laws contrary to English practice.
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 The Middle Colonies
The Middle Colonies were not as cohesive as the New England colonies because colonists in this region were not united by single religion or code of beliefs.
This incensed James who was particularly ambivalent toward New England and New York because the colonists were ignoring the Navigation Acts and continuing to trade with the Dutch.
The Dominion of New England was important because it demonstrated that the colonies had grown accustomed to relative independence from England.
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 Dominion of New England
James II became apprehensive about the New England colonies' increasingly independent ways; he and other British officials were particularly upset by the open flouting of the Navigation Acts.
The Dominion came to an abrupt halt in 1689, when word arrived in the colonies about the removal of James II from the throne in the Glorious Revolution.
New Hampshire Also see: New England Affairs When North America was first settled by the English race the blessings of religious freedom had not yet fully dawned upon mankind.
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 Osgood, The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century. Volume III. Part IV. Chapter XIII.
The extent to which the sympathies of Puritan New England were divorced from the England of the Restoration is indicated by the sharp criticism which Dudley’s career called forth from the Mathers at the time, and has elicited from those in later times who have found in the Puritan commonwealth a peculiar object of admiration.
In New York conformity with English law and recognition of the sovereignty of the crown were sought as objects of prime importance.
He failed in New England because the New York system, as it then was, and the spirit of royal administration which was substantially in harmony therewith, were so different from the conditions that were original in New England.
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 New England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 18th century, New England was one of the first North American British colonies to demonstrate ambitions of independence from the British Crown, although it would later oppose the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain.
The name "New England" was officially sanctioned on November 3, 1620, when the charter of the Virginia Company of Plymouth was replaced by a royal charter for the Plymouth Council for New England, a joint stock company established to colonize and govern the region.
New England's geography is the result of retreating ice sheets that shaped the landscape thousands of years ago, leaving behind long rolling hills, mountains, and a jagged coastline.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_England   (6258 words)

 The Avalon Project : Commission of Sir Edmund Andros for the Dominion of New England. April 7, 1688
Commission of Sir Edmund Andros for the Dominion of New England.
Which said grants are to pass and be sealed by our Seal of New England and (being entred upon record by such officer or officers as you shall appoint thereunto, shall be good and effectual in law against us, our heires and successors.
Bay and New Plymouth and the Provinces of New Hampshire and Maine, the Narragansett Country, otherwise called The Kings Province was very similar in its provisions to this document.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/states/mass06.htm   (483 words)

 New England Confederation
As a result of the Pequot War of 1637, New England settlements were receptive to plans for strengthening colonial defenses against the threat of Indian attacks.
After several years of negotiations, delegates from Connecticut, New Haven, Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth Colony met in Boston in 1643 and formed The United Colonies of New England, more commonly known as the New England Confederation.
In 1686, the Crown would create the Dominion of New England, a highly unpopular merger of New York and New Jersey with the New England colonies.
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In 1681, King Charles II of England signed a charter giving the territory now known as Pennsylvania to William Penn. Penn was a devout person and desired to found a colony based on Christian teachings, "to see what love could do." Under Penn's leadership, Pennsylvania was opened up to the dispossessed of Europe.
In March 1681, King Charles II of England signed a charter giving the region to William Penn in payment of a debt of £16,000 owed by him to Penn's father, Admiral Sir William Penn. The charter, officially proclaimed on 2 April 1681, named the territory for Admiral Penn and included...
King Charles II of England, restored to the throne, wanted to centralize New England under one governor, doing away with separate governors for each colony.
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 New Netherlands
In 1664, King Charles II of England sent his brother James, who was the Duke of York, to take New Netherland from Stuyvesant and the Dutch.
In 1691, New York became a royal colony and was ruled by the King and Queen of England.
England began to tax the colonists for sugar and paper, so that they could pay off their debt.
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 John Winthrop (Fitz-John)
However, when it was overthrown in 1689, Fitz-John was in New London and his participation in the Dominion government did not seem to affect his overall popularity; he was elected as an Assistant to the next General Court in 1690.
New York and Massachusetts, both chartered from the beginning, often tried to infringe on its territory.
Massachusetts and New York officials had friends at Court, and in August 1692, the new governor of New York, Benjamin Fletcher, arrived with power to command the military forces of both New York and Connecticut.
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 New York colony history
The next year more colonists arrived and made their home on the lower tip of Manhattan, at a site that came to be known as New Amsterdam.
The Dutch colony, called New Netherland, grew slowly at first, because the Dutch West India Company neglected the northern outposts in favor of its holdings in the rich West Indies.
James II, and he included New York within the Dominion of New England, a colony that incorporated most of New England under the close control of a royal governor.
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 NEW ENGLAND: eBook Search Results (e-Book, e-Books, eBooks)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Fathers of New England: A chronicle of the Puritan commonwealths [Chronicles of Amer.
The Conquest of New England by the Immigrant
The Conquest of New England by the Immigrant [the Yankee, expansion and deterioration - homogeneity to heteroge
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 Welcome to Plymouth
The Puritans, who were also known as Pilgrims, left England in 1620 on the Mayflower.
Those not killed were sent to England to be sold as slaves.
King James II made the colonies from Massachusetts to New Jersey part of the Dominion of New England, and decided upon their new leader.
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 Chapter 3 Review Quiz
led to the dissolution of the Dominion of New England.
The New England colonies were hurt more than the southern colonies in the early eighteenth-century wars.
Taxes were levied without the consent of the assembly in the Dominion of New England.
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The governor of the Dominion of New England was:
The man that led the attack on the natives in the Virginia frontier and later on the royal governor's troops was:
The royal governor of New York attemtped to have John Peter Zenger arrested for _____, or publication of harmful and false statements.
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 Connecticut's Heritage Gateway
To set the Connecticut experience in its imperial context, see David S. Lovejoy The Glorious Revolution in America (New York: Harper and Row, 1972) or Viola Barnes, Dominion of New England (1923; reprinted by F. Unger Co. in 1960).
Welles sets the Andros era in the context of the abrogation of city and borough charters in England.
A Yale doctoral dissertation, "Sir Edmund Andros: A Study in Seventeenth Century Colonial Administration," by Jeanne Gould Bloom (1962), devotes a major section to the Dominion of New England but focuses on Massachusetts.
www.ctheritage.org /biography/colonialperiod/androsinter.htm   (186 words)

 Amazon.com: The Devil's Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England: Books: Richard Godbeer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England by Carol F. Karlsen
Early New Englanders used magical techniques to divine the future, to heal the sick, to protect against harm and to inflict harm.
Protestant ministers of the time claimed that religious faith and magical practice were incompatible, and yet, as Richard Godbeer shows, there were significant affinities between the two that enabled layfolk to switch from one to the other without any immediate sense of wrongdoing.
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