Colonial History


The American and Britain colonist had difference which led to separation of the colonies. The difference which emerged led to disputes, which led to separation of the colonies. The differences begun as early as 1640s when colonies of New England sought to establish a confederation aimed in coordinating judiciary and military matters. The differences between the two colonists outweigh the similarities, and this led to separation. The separation led to emergency of wars such the Australian Succession War aimed at separating the shared identity. The American colonist wanted to rule over the colonies, but Britain did not want to surrender the colonies.

In 1754, during the Albany congress, Benjamin Franklin proposed that the colonies should be united by the Grand Council that oversaw common policies of expansion, defense and Indian affairs. This plan led to Britain colonies in North America to head towards unification since the plan was thwarted by King George II and colonial legislation.  During the French and Indian War together with Father Rale’s War the Northern Colonies experienced assaults from Wabanaki Confederacy (James, 2006).

Many American Colonies were different from Britain colonies, but they were part of British Empire in one way or the other. Boston, Charleston, Philadelphia and New York identified themselves as Britain. They did not have been to Britain but adopted British way of life like dressing, dance, and etiquette. American colonies saw the colonies system as adopted from the British constitution. British economy begun to grow in 17th and 18th century leading to consumption of Britain good in North American Colonies. The North American Colonies imported goods from Britain, which made them, feel more similar to the British colonies. The Americans formed their political systems, which led to America revolution (Judith, 2009). They defined themselves as Englishmen and American and decided to establish their colonies free from the influence of Britain policies.

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