US History 211
9 September 2012
Their Magistrates and Officials
In chapter three of Their Magistrates and Officials by R.J Rockefeller, expressed that in the eighteen century to completely understand colonial Maryland’s executive government you have to take notice to the symbolism of homes, art and furniture around the governor and his council. It was completely recognized that the members of the social elite council and colonial government emphasize their position with metaphorical items. However, the basic legal political process had to include Everyday methods such as Ceremonies, noticeable feasting, likability, amusement as well as the governors home and government buildings. Material cultures being used as a tool in creating meaning and stability in the world. The Colonial governmental methods and practice totally indicated that frequent and successful ceremonial use of Physical items allows metaphorical items to be symbols of power. Even though these items are for external luxury there is no uncertainty that ceremonies and Physical items aided in the reactions of those who were governed by Maryland’s colonial executive government.
To aid in establishing the governors image like parades ,government ceremonies, privet affairs , lavish entertainments and sport , such as horse racing. Executive governments Informal and cultural audiences were limited to the capital city. In Annapolis governors and council displayed their wealth on tours to the families of the countries seats of power. In colonial Maryland, Importance was also communicated through the size, location, style and look of government buildings. These buildings included the State House and the more privet home of the governor. The structures were the very extravagant buildings in colony. They were built this way intentionally. In The eighteen century, impression that grand status should be displayed through construction and decor.
The governors and council made sure to preserve the image they...