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Unformatted text preview: ould sell its goods in the colonies. The colonies should not trade with other countries. Their manufacturing industries would be limited. However, some colonists smuggled goods. New ideas of the Enlightenment spread. Equality Freedom Freedom and equality A picture of about 1800: Happy family Good life in the eyes of the colonists New knowledge According to Fig. 7 on p.4, what was the Navigation Acts? The American colonists had to use English ships for _____________ and _______________ The Acts also limited manufacturing in the colonies. To b_ _ _ _ _ _ England England could e_ _ _ more by forcing the American colonists to use their ships for transportation. England could also e_ _ _ more by forcing the colonists to buy m_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ products from her. At first the American colonists were not discontented with the Navigation Acts. Why? They Smuggled goods from other countries and they developed their own manufacturing But starting from 1763, the English government changed the policies and led to discontentment. The English government was badly in need of money – strictly enforced the policies But why? Group work Compare the map on slide 32 with Fig. 8 on p. 5, what are the two major differences? 1. Britain and Spain were bigger in size and 2. France no longer had any colonies in North America North America in 1730 British land French land Spanish land The Seven Years’ War 1756-1763 France Britain 1750 1755 1760 The Seven Years’ War 1765 1770 1775 1780 Britain France Britain won. In 1763, the two sides signed the Treaty of Paris. Britain got all French land in North America. French land British land North America before 1763 North America after 1763 After the war Britain increased its control over the colonies. After the war Britain increased its control over the colonies. Because: The war had cost Britain much money. After the war Britain increased its control over the colonies. French Britain Because: France was no longer a threat to the colonists. The colonists should help to pay for the war. New policy British officials in the colonies had greater power. British soldiers could search the colonists’ homes...
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