What governing body made laws that colonists had to abide by (pre-revolution)?

1 Answer
Sep 21, 2017

Colonial governments.


The 13 original colonies each had their own constitution which like the US Constitution prescribed a form of government. There was little variation from one colony to another however, as each embraced popular election of a governor and representatives to the colony's "general court." Many of the original constitutions are sill in effect although they have been modified with deference to the U.S. Constitution.