King Charles II grants land that includes N.Y., N.J.,
Penn family takes advantage of "Walking Purchase"
William Penn receives charter for Pennsylvania
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Proprietors receive charter for a Carolina colony
Treaty of Tordesillas
Control in Colonial times rested in the hands of European rulers who dictated the early exploration and settling of America. A review of the documents and royal decrees of the period provides insight into how European rulers exercised this authority.
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Massachusetts Bay Company charter
How inequalities contribute to social differences and perpetuate differences in power