Thirteen Colonies Research Paper

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The thirteen colonies consisted of British colonies along the east coast of North America. Each of the thirteen colonies had similar ideas on laws and politics. Each of them were also controlled by Protestant English-speakers. Each of the Colonies developed its own system under an appointed royal governor. The British government operated its Colonies under a policy of mercantilism in which the central government administered its possessions for the economic benefit of the mother country. Great Britain viewed the Colonies as a source of raw materials while also being a market for English goods. The Colonies did not sell enough raw materials to cover the cost of imports and were expected to make up the shortfall in gold and silver. England profited
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