Albert B. Hart Quotes

26 Albert B. Hart quotes:

"Each colony became accustomed to planting new settlements and to claiming new boundaries."
"Everywhere among the English-speaking race criminal justice was rude, and punishments were barbarous; but the tendency was to do away with special privileges and legal exemptions."
"Few characters in history are indispensable."
"Foreseeing the struggle, the French began to construct a chain of forts connecting the St. Lawrence settlements with the Mississippi."
"From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger there was but one man without whom English history must have taken a different turn, and that was William Pitt the elder."
"In 1763 the English were the most powerful nation in the world."
"In any event, colonization and the grant of lands were provincial matters."
"In appearance the labor system of all the colonies was the same."
"In each colony in 1750 were to be found two sets of governing organizations, - the local and the general."
"In government as well as in trade a new era came to the colonies in 1763."
"In some of the middle colonies the towns and counties were both active and had a relation with each other which was the forerunner of the present system of local government in the Western States."
"More emphasis was thus thrown upon the local governments than in England."
"New Englanders were settled in compact little communities; they liked to live near the church, and where they could unite for protection from enemies."
"On March 10, 1764, preliminary resolutions passed the House of Commons looking towards the Stamp Act."
"The colonies had little occasion to feel or to resent direct royal prerogative."
"The county was also organized in New England, but took on chiefly judicial and military functions, and speedily abandoned local administration."
"The growth of constitutional government, as we now understand it, was promoted by the establishment of two different sets of machinery for making laws and carrying on government."
"The participation of the people in their own government was the more significant, because the colonies actually had what England only seemed to have, - three departments of government."
"The people on both sides of the water were accustomed to an orderly government, in which laws were made and administered with regularity and dignity."
"The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted to strengthen their power, and the resistance to that effort caused an immense growth of Parliamentary influence."

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