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  1. MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNMENT ACT 1774 OLIVIA SAMPOGNA, ZAC WEILMINSTER, STEVEN JURY, EDGARD RIVERA

  2. WHAT WAS IT?!?!?!?!?!?!? • AN ACT FOR BETTER REGULATING THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY, IN NEW ENGLAND.

  3. WHAT DID IT IMPLY?! • CHANGED THE CHARTER OF MASSACHSETTS. • PROHIBITED TOWN MEETINGS WITHOUT THE GOVERNERS PREMISSION, EXCEPT TO ELECT OFFICERS. • PROVIDED A COUNCIL APPOINTED BY THE CROWN.

  4. THE ROYAL GOVERNER  • THE MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNMENT ACT INCREASED THE POWER OF THE ROYAL GOVERNER BY REPLACING THE ELECTED COUNCIL WITH ONE APPOINTED PERSON

  5. SHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! • SPECIAL TOWN MEETINGS WERE FORBADE IN ORDER TO DISCOURAGE PUBLIC SPEAKING THEREFORE ELIMINATING THE INFLUENCE OF POLITICAL OPPONENTS.