How Did The 13 Colonies Governed Themselves?

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The colonies governed themselves as individual colonies, subject to being under British colonial rule. They had their own charters and/or constitutions, but these could not contravene British law. The colonies formed the Continental Congress when the problems between them and Great Britain became more and more pronounced; but this Congress did not govern the colonies. It was simply a method of getting all the colonies together to discuss the issues that affected them.