British Colonial America. Vocabulary Part I Charter colony Proprietary colony Royal colony mercantilism salutary neglect Navigation Act 1660 Triangle Trade smuggling. (See textbook : glossary and pages 104-108). Part II Northwest Territory (Ohio Valley) Ben Franklin
Navigation Act 1660
(See textbook: glossary and pages 104-108)
Northwest Territory (Ohio Valley)
Albany Plan of Union
French and Indian War
Seven Years War (105)
The Thirteen Colonies
The 13 Colonies were Independentof one another.
Each was established in different years:
Virginia: 1607 Massachusetts 1620 New Hampshire 1623 Maryland 1632 Connecticut 1635 Rhode Island 1636 North Carolina 1663 South Carolina 1663 separated in 1712New York 1664 New Jersey 1664Pennsylvania 1681 Delaware 1704 Georgia 1732
Each was settled for different reasons.
Massachusetts Connecticut New Hampshire Rhode Island
Pennsylvania New York
New Jersey DelawareAll…diversified
-tolerant of Protestant religions
New York: only middle colony to have large plantations (along the Hudson River) and a large slave population (10%); very loyal to the king; royal government
New Jersey:Quaker refuge; royal government
Delaware: big tobacco growers; royal government
Pennsylvania:Quaker colony; only colony to remain a Proprietary colony (owned by a friend of the king and run by people of colony)
VA had 1st elected government called the House of Burgesses; largest & first colony MD: settled by Catholics to escape persecution GA:last colony; a debtors colony; last of 13 colonies to legalize slavery SC had more slaves (60%) than white people (40%)
The Colonies are there for the benefit of the Mother Country, Great Britain.
They owe Britain loyalty, respect, and all the goods they can transport back to Great Britain.
Relationship with Country, Great Britain. Great Britain
Thirteen British Colonies in America Country, Great Britain.
Mercantilism: Trade only with Britain to make Britain rich! YEAH RIGHT!
Summary: British Mercantilism & Empire Country, Great Britain.
Aimed at centering American trade around England
The Country, Great Britain. Navigation Act of 1660
England wrote laws to regulate trade in its colonies: “no goods shall be imported or exported out of any lands…of his Majesty … in any ship …except belonging to the people of England, under the penalty of the …loss of all the goods
…after …April 1661, no sugars, tobacco, cotton-wool, indigoes, ginger, woods…grown, produced, or manufactured on any English plantations in America shall be transported to any land…other than other English…”
In other words, all colonial raw materials and homemade goods must be sent on English ships to England and no other country.
All trade goes through England!
But Britain neglected the colonies and the laws were not enforced.
Great Britain was too busy at home to bother enforcing Country, Great Britain. Mercantilism.
Great Britain decided not to interfere in American affairs until 1760. This was called Salutary Neglect, when Britain lets the colonies do as they please in trade despite its laws.
America got used to being ignored!
Colonists did as they pleased.
The British government rarely enforced the trade rules.
So, the colonists loved Britain.
Hurray Britain! Go Brits!
BUT… Country, Great Britain.
at the end of the French and Indian War in 1763, Great Britain began to assert its control over the American colonies, levying taxes and pronouncing new trade regulations to benefit the mother country.
Naturally, colonists strongly objected.
Boston took advantage of Britain’s Country, Great Britain. salutary neglect & traded freely with other countries.
____________________________ Country, Great Britain.
By 1750 The British colonies traded with Europe and Africa as a result of salutary neglect.
Triangle Trade: Country, Great Britain. In the beginning, Great Britain traded rum and manufactured goods with Africa for for slaves, gold and spices. British ships then sailed across the Atlantic to the West Indies and Americas to trade slaves for sugar, tobacco, rum, rice & raw materials. The ships returned to Europe to sell these goods. But…
under salutary neglect the triangle changed a bit in direction…
The real Triangle trade & the Thirteen Colonies Country, Great Britain.
Triangle trade & the Colonies Country, Great Britain.
The green arrow shows what the colonists were supposed to do with their products under mercantilism…trade directly with England.
The blue arrow indicates New England’s triangle trade with Africa, a result of salutaryneglect on the part of the British.
Colonial Slave Trade Country, Great Britain.
Boston was the capital of slave trade until the early 1700s when Rhode Island took over and became the slave trade center in the American colonies.
This map shows the Triangle Trade route of the American ship Sanderson. It carried 8220 gallons of rum from Newport to the Gold Coast of Africa in 1752. From Africa it sailed to Barbados in the West Indies with 56 slaves, gold dust and pepper. From Barbados it carried molasses and sugar for making rum and British pounds (paper money).
Colonial Independence Caused Concern: Country, Great Britain.
Triangle Trade was an economic issue . Westward Expansion by British colonists was a political problem.
England's American empire needed to expand. The colonies pressed westward to Ohio and Kentucky as colonists sought new agricultural lands and trade opportunities. Settlers crossed landmasses into French and Indian territory, where they were not welcome.
Colonists want to move into the Northwest Territory Country, Great Britain.
(Ohio Valley) claimed by the French and Indians.
Land claimed by French
The French did not Country, Great Britain. settle the Ohio Valley in the Northwest Territory. They built trading posts & forts, and paid natives for the use of the land. They got along with the natives for these reasons.
In addition, French trappers worked with natives. They traded furs, guns, horses, etc. Both profited from this trade relationship and lived in peace.
British colonists from western PA and VA move “west” into French & Indian territory in 1750s.
1749- British build forts in Ohio Valley on French land.
1752- French attack the British forts to drive them out.
1754- Colonel George Washington, age 22, led his Virginia militia… civilian military force, into western PA in May, captured French scouts, killing French officers. The he built Fort Necessity for his men.
1754-The French and Indians retaliate in July, take the fort, kill VA militiamen!
Meanwhile in Albany, NY…
Washington’s map of the Ohio River 1753-1754 with notes on French intentions
Colonies try to unite into French & Indian territory in 1750s.
On the brink of war, some colonists urged unity.
Ben Franklin, went to Albany, NY in June 1754 to meet with delegates from seven northern colonies.
They met to discuss ways to strengthen colonial ties with the Iroquois League of 5 Indian nations.
They hoped to become allies to protect themselves from the French & hostile Indians in the west.
Franklin’s into French & Indian territory in 1750s.Albany Plan of Union
In 1754 Benjamin Franklin proposed the into French & Indian territory in 1750s.Albany Plan of Union to unite the British North American colonies. He wanted a legislative body with the power to control trade and organize defenses. His plan called for legislators to be under the authority of the king of England.
Franklin’s political cartoon from his newspaper into French & Indian territory in 1750s.
The Pennsylvania Gazette 9 May 1754
“Union of the colonies is absolutely necessary for their preservation.”
Reason for the
Albany Plan of Union, July, 1754
The beginning of the Plan into French & Indian territory in 1750s.…That the said general government be administered by a President-General, to be appointed and supported by the crown; and a Grand Council, to be chosen by the representatives of the people of the several Colonies met in their respective assemblies.
2. That within -- months after the passing such act, the House of Representatives that happen to be sitting within that time, or that shall be especially for that purpose convened, may and shall choose members for the Grand Council, in the following proportion, that is to say,
Massachusetts Bay 7
New Hampshire 2
Rhode Island 2
New York 4
New Jersey 3
North Carolina 4
South Carolina 4
3. -- who shall meet for the first time at the city of Philadelphia, being called by the President-General as soon as conveniently may be after his appointment….etc.
The Albany Plan was rejected by both the colonists and the British government in England.
The King worried that the Plan would create a powerful colonial government, difficult to control.
The colonists did not see the value of unity & worried about losing individual power.
No Albany Plan! No Colonial Unity! British government in England. This Means War!!!
July, 1754- French surrounded Fort Necessity. Colonel Washington surrendered.
The surrender of Fort Necessity starts theFrench and Indian War.
The French & Indian War British government in England.
The British & their American colonists waged war against the French & Indians along the Great Lakes, in the Ohio Valley and in New France (Canada) from 1754 to 1763 and called it the French and Indian War.
Another war between Britain and France raged in Europe called the Seven Years’ War from 1756 to 1763.
These wars were all about LAND, ECONOMICS and POWER. Whoever owns the land, boosts the economy and has domination over over all.
Causes: in Textbook: British government in England.
American migration (page 89-90)
British and French rivalry (see pages 104-5)
British v French colonization practices (105)
Overall Causes of the War: