Lecture 9 - Lecture 9 Mid-Century Challenge War and...

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Lecture 9Mid-Century Challenge: War and Trade-Britain: War of Empire against France-become a world-wide conflict-surge in trade across the Atlantic-colonial consumption goes up (consumer revolution)-raises standard of living, but puts many in debt to creditors in England-Westward migrationI. War-After 1690, colonists increasingly involved in imperial wars-France and Britain claimed area west of Appalachians-Native Americans opposed extensive white settlementA. End of the Play-off system-deteriorating relations with NA’s-English: tired of the gifts and money supposed to be given to Native Americans-Albany Congress 1754: British delegates met with Iroquois-prevent French from developing further settlement-Ben Franklin’s Albany Plan of Union-propose the idea that the various colonies work together to achieve goal-colonies too suspicious of each other-first time proposed inter-colonial cooperation-“Join or Die”Tensions on the Frontier-population growth-250,000 in 1700-1.25 million in 1750-1.75 million in 1760’s

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