The Role Of The North American Colonies In The 18th Century

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During the late 18th century, Great Britain and her North American colonies clashed voraciously. This combat was grounded upon their multiple political, social and economic differences. After several wars across the globe, including the one fought in the colonies, the French and Indian War, Britain emerged as the main player in North America. It had successfully stripped France and Spain of most of their territory and now owned the largest share of the North American colonies. Although Britain had emerged victorious in terms of territory owned, it had also produced the greatest debt. This debt caused Britain to more forcefully manage its colonies, abandoning the practice of benign neglect. To pay its debt, Britain imposed several economic
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