Lecture 12 - Lecture#12: TheBritishEmpire, TheWarfareState,...

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Lecture #12:  The British Empire,  The Warfare State,  and the Coming of the  American Revolution
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I. The Making of the British Warfare  State
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I.A. Expanding the Fiscal Power of  the British State 1. The Bank of England 2. Funding the National Debt 3. Reforming the Tax System a. Excise Taxes in Britain b. The Navigation Acts and the  Regulation   (NOT TAXATION) of Colonial Trade 4. Commerce as the Key – Britain as an  Empire of Trade
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I. B. Expanding Britain’s Military  Power 1.  The Importance of Naval Power for an Empire  of Trade:  “Rule Britannia, Britannia Rule the Waves” 2.  The European Balance of Power and Britain’s  Opposition to “Universal Monarchy” 3.  European Wars with Colonial Consequences – a.  King William’s War = The War of the Grand  Alliance, 1689-1697 – b.  Queen Anne’s War = The War of the Spanish 
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