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  1. Colonial Life and Society A03 7.8.31

  2. American Colonies at the End of the Seventeenth Century

  3. Population Growth

  4. Estimated Total Population of New Spain, New France, and the British North American Colonies, 1700–1780

  5. Population: Geographic Expansion Movement into the Backcountry, 1720–1760

  6. Population: Ethnic & Racial Diversity

  7. Population: Age Population Structure by Gender and Age: British Mainland Colonies, 1760s, and United States, 1980s

  8. Societies & Economies

  9. Religion: Diversity • Tolerance? • Great Awakening • George Whitefield Religious Diversity in 1750

  10. Education • New England • “Old Satan Deluder” Act (1647)

  11. Economy • Mercantilism – theory, purpose • Navigation Acts • “triangular” trade • Smuggling – quality of royal officials

  12. The Rise of the American Merchant, 1750

  13. Value of Colonial Exports by Region, Annual Average, 1768–1772

  14. Colonial Products in the Mid-1700s

  15. 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

  16. Government and religion in the British Colonies, 1720

  17. Eighteenth century merchants conducting business in a coffeehouse

  18. Snake cartoon by Benjamin Franklin