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Five sectors of society had interests that were important in colonial politics: (1) the New England merchants; (2) the southern planters; (3) the "royalists" --holders of royal lands, offices, and patents (licenses to engage in a profession or business activity); (4) shopkeepers, artisans, and labors; and (5) small farmers.AmericanGovernment Power and Purpose; Lowi, Ginsberg, Shepsle, Ansolabehere; 12th edition,

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