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Encyclopedia > Dominion of New England

The Dominion of New England was the name of 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. In 1687, the colonies of New York and New Jersey were added to the dominion. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... The Flag of Plymouth Colony, also know as the First Flag of New England First Flag of New England, 1686-c. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the... Events The League of Augsburg is founded. ... James II of England and VII of Scotland ( 14 October 1633–16 September 1701 ) became King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 6 February 1685. ... The English Navigation Acts were a series of laws which, beginning in 1651, restricted foreign shipping. ... A Hupa man, 1923 The scope of this indigenous peoples of the Americas article encompasses the definitions of indigenous peoples and the Americas as established in their respective articles. ... Events March 19 - The men under explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle murder him while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River. ... The Province of New York (Dutch: Provincie Nieuw-Nederland or Provincie New York) was an English colony that existed roughly where the State of New York does now. ... The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. ...


The use of the word "dominion" in the title is unrelated to its use in the later Dominion of Canada. 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. ...


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. The actions of dominion governor Edmund Andros in promoting the Church of England, and well as the behavior of English soldiers garrisoned at Boston, greatly angered many colonists in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Mercator projection: New England Confederation in yellow The United Colonies of New England, commonly known as the New England Confederation, was a political and military alliance of the British colonies of Massachusetts, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven. ... Sir Edmund Andros (December 6, 1637 - February 24, 1714), was an early colonial governor in North America, and head of the short-lived Dominion of New England. ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... The Massachusetts Bay Colony (sometimes called the Massachusetts Bay Company, for the institution that founded it) was an English settlement on the coast of North America in the 1600s, centered around the present-day city of Boston, which is now in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, one of the 50 United...


Following the overthrow of James II in the Glorious Revolution in 1689, the Dominion ceased to exist. The Term Glorious Revolution refers to the generally popular overthrow of James II of England in 1688 by a conspiracy between some parliamentarians and the Dutch stadtholder, William III of Orange-Nassau. ... Events Louis XIV of France passed the Code Noir, allowing the full use of slaves in the French colonies. ...


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Dominion - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article (2648 words)
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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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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