A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Galloway Plan of Union

Galloway Plan of Union At the first Continental Congress, Joseph Galloway drafted this constitutional compromise to protect the political rights of the thirteen colonies in the British Empire. He proposed the creation of a Grand Council, to which all colonies would elect delegates every three years, and a governor general, who would be appointed by the crown as its executive representative. The Grand Council could legislate on matters concerning more than one colony, but its ordinances would require Parliament’s approval to be lawful (save in wartime); it would likewise possess a veto over any parliamentary statutes concerning North America. Congress rejected the plan of union on 28 September 1774 by a vote of 6–5.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Galloway Plan of Union," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed July 6, 2022, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NMMRUSZV8GDH961.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Galloway Plan of Union." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 6 Jul. 2022. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NMMRUSZV8GDH961.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Galloway Plan of Union' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 6 July 2022, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NMMRUSZV8GDH961.