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Colonial Life and Society. A03 7.8.31. American Colonies at the End of the Seventeenth Century. Population Growth. Estimated Total Population of New Spain, New France, and the British North American Colonies, 1700 – 1780. Population: Geographic Expansion.

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Estimated Total Population of New Spain, New France, and the British North American Colonies, 1700–1780
population geographic expansion
Population: Geographic Expansion

Movement into the Backcountry, 1720–1760

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Population: Age

Population Structure by Gender and Age:

British Mainland Colonies, 1760s, and United States, 1980s

religion diversity
Religion: Diversity
  • Tolerance?
  • Great Awakening
  • George Whitefield

Religious Diversity in 1750

education
Education
  • New England
  • “Old Satan Deluder” Act (1647)
economy
Economy
  • Mercantilism – theory, purpose
  • Navigation Acts
  • “triangular” trade
  • Smuggling – quality of royal officials
government britain its colonies
Government: Britain & Its Colonies
  • Tradition of Lax Rule
    • English Civil War
    • Glorious Revolution - triumph of Parliament
    • George I and II reliance on Parliament
    • “Whigs”
  • Salutary Neglect
  • Colonial tradition of self-rule
    • Colonial assemblies - powers
    • Weakness of governors