AMH 2010 - Midterm Essay

AMH 2010 - Midterm Essay - Jeff Nettles Dr. Carl Garrigus...

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Jeff Nettles Dr. Carl Garrigus AMH 2010 03/06/11 Economic Development of Early America By the 17 th century, most of the population of the new world was English. However, there were also Dutch, Swedes, German, French, Africans, Spaniards, Italians, and Portuguese. In 1690 the American population was estimated to be a quarter of a million and reached 2.5 million by 1775. To get to this immense population size, Colonies developed by creating towns which played the role of big commerce centers (such as Philadelphia in Pennsylvania). One very important factor that helped the development of the colonies is that although those colonies' citizens were from different origins, they forced their efforts together lived in harmony under a unique government. Religion, however, influenced the economical growth of the colonies the most. Since, religion was so important to the people of the colonies, and in many instances, the reason they moved to America, the way these people spent their money reflected that. Much money was spent
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