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  • British Colonies In The New World
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    British Mercantilism in the New World Although the purpose of establishing British colonies in the New World was to set up a mercantilist system that would feed the mother country, this is not what actually transpired. The mercantilist system was very popular among imperial European countries. Through this economic system the colonies were responsible for establishing settlements with sole purpose of providing raw materials for the parent country. In many situations, it did turn out to be benefi...
  • Separation Of The Colonies From England
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    Question: After the French and Indian War, the separation of colonies from England was inevitable. To what extent do you agree The struggle between France and England for North American sea power and colonial rule ended by the French and Indian War. The war began in 1754 in the upper Ohio Valley. Two years later, the conflict spread to Europe where it was known as the Seven Years War. One of the greatest battles of the war that practically ended France's power in America was the English capture ...
  • Economic And Political Social Differences
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    Since the historical conflict between Great Britain and her North American colonies began to unfold, historians have searched for the reasoning behind it. Many experts have discussed the various reasons for the conflict. Some experts believe the conflict occurred because America and Britain had become vastly different social and political entities. Others say that economical disagreements caused the conflict. However, these economical and social forces worked hand-in-hand to slowly erode away th...
  • Relationship Between Britain And The American Colonies
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    The Seven Years War proved to be a crossroads in the history of British colonial rule in America. Britain was victorious, but after defeating her French foes (along with their Indian allies), Britain was left to contemplate the ramifications of a war that would leave her relationship with her American colonies altered forever. This change would eventually lead to conflict between the colonies and Britain, and ultimately the Declaration of American Independence. In order to understand how the rel...
  • Decision To Coloni Se Botany Bay
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    "Why did the British Government decide to coloni se Botany Bay? In the evaluation of why Britain colonized Botany Bay, Australia, one can draw on many conclusions. When the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, little did they realise that for years to come historians would be contesting the real reasons as to why the British Parliament planned to establish a colony in Botany Bay. The Botany Bay debate, as it has been known to be called, began among historians in the 1950's when Geo...
  • Jails In The 18th Century Britain
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    The decision to coloni se New South Wales in the late 18th century was influence by a number of social and political situations, which developed throughout Britain in the 18th century. The British society was dramatically changing due to the Industrial Revolution, soaring birth rates and higher age of death. The dramatic rise in the birth rate led to a lot of people being unable to find work and in desperation turning to crime. In 1776, Britain lost America as a colony and also a place to send t...
  • Taxes Among Their Own Colonies
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    Britain had a new policy when it came to it's colonies. All they had to do was in force the laws they already had, not make new ones. George Greenville, Britains Prime Minister from 1763 to 1765, didn't realize this. To raise money for Britain after the expensive French and Indian war, they decided to tighten control on the colonies The Proclamation of 1763 was the first of five laws passed to accomplish this new goal. This 'proclamation' reserved lands west of the Appalachian Mtns. for use of t...
  • Taxes To Britain
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    Pro-Britain The British established colonies along the Atlantic coast in New England by the end of the 17th century. After a long series of wars with the French, Britain was in a financial bind. The pressing issue of taxing the colonists arose from this situation. Should the colonists be required to pay taxes to Britain? In my opinion, the answer to that question is yes. Britain founded the colonies. The country supplied the colonies with many valuable materials. The colonists should be grateful...
  • Rip Van Winkle
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    When superficially read, Washington Irving's short story "Rip Van Winkle" seems to be a simple tale of an unhappily married man whose happy-go-lucky, carefree attitude gains him loving adoration from the village women, children, and dogs; but only scorn from his wretched wife. However, when read more closely, the story takes on an entirely different meaning. Through his constant references to Dame Van Winkle and her turbulent relationship with Rip, Irving gives a perfect metaphoric image of the ...
  • Causes Tension Between The Colonies And Britain
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    During the middle-years of the development of the colonies, Britain let go of their colonial possessions, and let the colonies be a freestanding nation for a period of time in order for Britain to pursue political and military ventures elsewhere. This policy of salutary neglect gave the colonists a taste of freedom from the crown, and it gave the colonies a warming-up period to start their own legislature, commercial transactions, and religious affiliations. The colonies from early on have creat...
  • Colonies Against Britain
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    The year was 1775, and the American Revolution was destined to ignite. Many generations had already passed, since the first British colonists settled on the eastern coast of North America. The American man, wasnt the same as he was in the seventeenth century. In fact, the American man wasnt even English anymore, but instead a mixture of German, Irish, Dutch, Swede, and English. In time, people lost their ties of loyalty to Great Britain, and developed a sense of devotion to their own growing emp...
  • Navigation Acts And Other Mercantilist Restrictions
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    Whether British mercantilism had any effect on the occurrence of the American Revolution is a many years disputed question of historians. There are many questions that need to be asked before you can decide this ultimate question. Ex: Did the Navigation Acts hold back the growing American economy or did they help boost the American economy with a sure market for all America's products Or, were the Navigation Acts unfair quests asked of Britain Many historians have answered these questions, durin...
  • Legacy Of Colonial Religious And Political Ideas
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    There were many factors that prompted the Americans to rebel in 1776. The parliamentary taxation, the restriction of civil liberties, the British military measures, and the legacy of colonial religious and political ideas were major factors that led to the American Revolution. Some people believe that the parliamentary taxation was the most important factor to the American Revolution. Taxation without representation started the Americans rebelling and it gave them a reason to fight against the B...
  • Great Britain And The American Colonies
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    The Revolutionary War in America (1775-1783) led to the birth of a new nation. The war began on April 19, 1775 with the Battles of Lexington and Concord. For about a decade, tension had been mounting between Great Britain and the American Colonies. The British government had passed a series of laws in an attempt to increase control over the colonies. But Americans had become used to having control over their local government. They objected to the new laws and protested being taxed without their ...
  • Unity Among Every Colony
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    In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, there were numerous ideas and visions of what should become of America. Many of these ideas and visions, yet often contradicting and varying compared to one another, eventually led to an idea of unity and a identity among the majority of Americans. The time period of 1750 to 1776 displayed numerous events and actions relating to this general idea. During the early years of the 1740's and 50's, there was a great amount of unrest between colonies. ...
  • Colonies And Great Britain
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    There has been a lot of things that led to American Independence. Many things were done by both the colonies and Great Britain that all built up to the Declaration of Independance and the Revolution. Economics, religion, society, and government all had parts in the American Independence. Economics was a big issue with the colonists. The King of Britain issued many unfair taxes on them. He taxed tea, stamps, and other things. The money from the taxes went into the King's pocket and he also used i...

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