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Independence, Expansion, and War The first Americans and the road to Expansion Native Americans: 8.5-10 million Americans in 1492 600 different societies, 200 languages, initially lived in peace with settlers, began to fear Europeans as numbers grew Settlers developed racism: not technologically sophisticated, not educated in European culture, not individualistic, Christian, monotheistic Some tribes not opposed to Christianity. Sheer numbers Euro-ameriacans overwhelm Indian pop Multiplication table: rate of growth of American population doubling every 20 years with far reaching consequences Road to Revolution Br hoped to operate colonies for profit: govt directed trade and profit garnering In return, provided protection: act independently and largely protected themselves, 1700 ½ trade in Boston illegal, didn’t care since profits of colonies spent in England Americans believe they should run colonial affairs 7yrs War (1756-1963) Br parliament: tax colonies to pay for war, kept troops in colonies to protect against
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