unit 2- POS2041.docx - Unit 2 The British colonial system in North America England set up 13 colonies to expand the state Structure of the British

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Unit 2: The British colonial system in North America - England set up 13 colonies to expand the state Structure of the British colonial system (external condition) - Protection along western border for there to be trade - Trade carried by British shipment - Money- British pounds - Legal system: imposed on the colonist from the outside - Territory allows them to have more power - Population lets them have a bigger army Internal colonial power structure (highest-lowest) - British administrators - Colonial elite 2 groups: Southern elite- plantation owners; Northern merchants-market economy (slaves weren’t apart of the economy) (such as wall-street elite) - Small Farmers & Mechanics (middle class) - White women and children - Slaves The Seven Years war (France and England war) (1756-1763) - Mostly was fought in north America; western part of France - England wins the war which kicked France out of North America; it expanded to the Mississippi British War Debt Explosion: - England comes out with a large dept - British population were overtaxed Paying For the War Debt: - wanted to get tax from colonies to pay off debt - Proclamation line (1763): No more westward expansion Affected the Southern planters because they had a limited space to plant which
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