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Unformatted text preview: History 151 4/10/08 F rom British to American – North America in the 18 th Century No longer want to be British – want to be called American Origins of American Revolution Changes from 17 th to 18 th centuries- From disunity to unity- From diversity to British to American The American Revolution as a product of global processes- Not a unique event that sprang from events in North America- Exchange: trade, migration, religion, knowledge, war How did these diverse people unite as Americans?- First had to find common identity as British citizens Mercantilism - Mother Country and colonial possessions- Extract raw materials and agricultural products- Export manufactured goods to colonies- Government regulated economy to promote prosperity and national power- Navigation Acts, 1650-1733- Zero sum game (wealth creates wealth) The Atlantic World- The flow of goods, people, money, and ideas to and from Europe/Africa and North/South America- Atlantic Ocean vs. Mediterranean Sea- Boosted Europe to global prominence...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Coil during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.
- Spring '08