In the first year the taxes raised 295 pounds, but the cost of sending British troops to Boston was 170,000 pounds, so they raised tax on tea even more...so called by the coloniers dumping the tea over board
The Fundamental Orders were adopted by the Connecticut Colony council on January 14, 1638/39 OS (January 24, 1639 NS). The orders describe the government set up by the Connecticut River towns, setting its structure and powers.
The Mayflower Compact was a document signed by 41 male Pilgrims on November 21, 1620. By signing this document, the men agreed to form a temporary government and be bound by its laws. The compact became the basis of government in the Plymouth Colony.