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  British colonization of the Americas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colonies were established in North, Central and South America and in the Caribbean, and a protectorate was established in Hawaii.
The British were one of the most important colonizers of the Americas and their American Empire came to rival the Spanish American colonies in extent.
The Plymouth Colony was founded in 1620, and after the 1620s a series of colonies were established along the northeast coast of North America, including the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which was founded in 1632.
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 Thirteen Colonies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Thirteen Colonies were 13 British colonies in North America, separately chartered and governed, that signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and formally broke with the Kingdom of Great Britain, leading to the American Revolutionary War and the establishment of the United States of America.
Other British North American possessions—the former French colony of Quebec and the colonies of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island—remained loyal to the British Crown and much later were united as Canada.
In 1775, the British claimed authority over both the red and pink areas on this map and Spain ruled the orange west of the Mississippi river.
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 British colonies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Value of Money in Colonial America Essay: British policy was guided by the supposition that its colonies would contribute revenue, and stimulate industrial growth, by providing both raw materials and markets for British mercantile expansion.
Colonies in space may be only hope, says Hawking Interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph in which eminent cosmologist Stephen Hawking warns that the human race is likely to be wiped out before the millennium is out unless we set up colonies in space.
The Society of Colonial Wars in The British Isles Organized in 1999 in Great Britain as a lineage society to honour and perpetuate the memory of those who fought or worked to establish the British Colonies in North America in the period prior to the battle of Lexington in 1775.
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 Africans in America | Part 1 | Narrative | Map: The British Colonies
By the early 1600s, England was eager to gain a colonial foothold on the North American continent.
Colonies in Massachusetts and elsewhere up and down the eastern seaboard were settled as the century progressed.
From 1619 on, not long after the first settlement, the need for colonial labor was bolstered by the importation of African captives.
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 The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Victorian Age: Topic 4: Overview
Colonies like Canada and Australia with substantial European populations had become virtually self-governing by the end of the century and were increasingly considered near-equal partners in the imperial project.
British expansion was not allowed to progress unchallenged — the Empire went to war with the Ashanti, the Zulus, and the Boers, to name a few, and critics like J.
Colonialism involves the settling of those territories and the transformation — the Victorians would have said reformation — of the social structure, culture, government, and economy of the people found there.
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 Colonial Empires   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In the colonies, however, the intendants still cooperated with the governors; the system had the disadvantage of dividing responsibility for colonial affairs, and it was dropped in 1816.
By 1700 British "factories" (armed trading posts) were established at Bombay in the west, and Madras and Calcutta on the east coast, and were engaged in a thriving trade in cotton goods, silk, and spices.
British India was to become the most important nonwhite colony (as opposed to the colonies of settlement) in the nineteenth-century British Empire; in fact, many think it was the keystone of Victorian foreign policy.
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 Chp 1
The “royal veto” used by the British was greatly hated by colonists, since it went against their belief that the British were not fit to rule over the colonies.
But the colonies’ economic growth was stunted by mercantilism, which wasn’t fully enforced until the end of the period of “divine neglect.” Americans thought that the British government was exercising their powers too strongly, but this was only the beginning.
The British believed that the colonists were an imperialistic undertaking, and that it was the right of the monarchy to impose whatever government that they felt was appropriate.
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 The Struggle for American Independence.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Throughout the colonies, a network of secret organizations known as the Sons of Liberty was created, aimed at intimidating the stamp agents who collected Parliament's taxes.
British troops began to fortify Boston, and seized ammunition belonging to the colony of Massachusetts.
British troops continued to attempt to seize colonial ammunition, but were turned back in Massachusetts, without any violence.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outlines: American History (1994): Chapter One: Second Generation of British ...
As a result, when the British colonists began encroaching on Dutch lands in Long Island and Manhattan, the unpopular governor was unable to rally the population to their defense.
One of the colony's least appealing aspects was the early trade in Indian slaves.
Georgia was settled in 1732, the last of the 13 colonies to be established.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outlines: American History (1990): Chapter One: The land is settled (2/12)
The colonies were self-sufficient communities with their own outlets to the sea.
Two colonies, Virginia and Massachusetts, were founded by chartered companies whose funds, provided by investors, were used to equip, transport, and maintain the colonists.
The colony of New Netherland, founded in 1621 by the Dutch, came under English rule in 1664 and was renamed New York.
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 The History Place - Prelude to Revolution
The letter is sent to assemblies throughout the colonies and also instructs them on the methods the Massachusetts general court is using to oppose the Townshend Acts.
The captain of the British soldiers, Thomas Preston, is then arrested along with eight of his men and charged with murder.
Colonial lawyers John Adams and Josiah Quincy successfully defend Captain Preston and six of his men, who are acquitted.
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 The American Revolution
For even though the British were distributing the tax in America, the Americans feared that if they allowed revenue to be controlled by Britain, they would effectively lose all their control over colonial government.
Relations between colonists and the British soldiers were strained and frequently violent; in the days preceding that Sunday there were numerous tavern brawls and street fights between colonists and British soldiers and supporters—in one incident, three British soldiers were beaten and driven out of the town, but returned later with reinforcements.
Even though the British soldiers were put on trial (John Adams was their defense attorney), everyone seemed to realize that the bonds between Britain and England had been irreperably severed.
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 Thirteen Colonies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Contemporaneous documents almost always listed the colonies in geographical order, roughly from north to south, as follows (the division into three regions is a later construct of historians):
Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, later Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Britain held several other colonies in North America and the Caribbean in 1776 which did not join the 13 in their American Revolution against the Crown.
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 Reader's Companion to American History - -AMERICA IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In the royal colony of Virginia, the governor was nearly overthrown in a rebellion led by Nathaniel Bacon.
While the thirteen mainland British colonies were growing far more rapidly than French Canada, the British sugar colonies in the West Indies were being overtaken by their French rivals.
The British, although they generally beat George Washington's amateur troops in pitched battle, were unable to conquer the rebel army or to occupy the rebels' far-flung territories.
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 The Quest for Independence
The colonies were beginning to think of themselves as Americans, not as separate colonies.
The British passed laws that were in the best interest of England, not the colonies.
While the British continued to enforce their control of the colonies, they refused to allow the colonies government representation in England.
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 ABC News: British Minorities Slam Proposed Labels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The British government is discussing a variety of ways to improve community cohesion after last month's bombing attacks, and it was not clear in what ways such a label might be used.
Three of the four suicide bombers in the July 7 attack were British of Pakistani descent, and the fourth moved to Britain from Jamaica.
Britain has long struggled with the idea of what it means to be British, a problem that grew more acute after waves of immigrants began arriving a generation ago from former British colonies in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia.
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 The British Colonies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The British Colonies now form so prominent a portion of the Empire, that the Public will be compelled to acknowledge some interest in their welfare, and the Government to yield some attention to their wants.
The colonies of the Empire are the only lasting and inalienable markets for its produce; and the first aim of the political economist should be to develop to their utmost extent the vast resources possessed by Great Britain in these her own peculiar fields of national wealth.
The condition of the Colonies must be elevated to that of the counties of England.
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 13 Originals
Sir Richard Grenville led the fleet that brought them to the New World, the Governor of the colony was Master Ralph Lane and among the colonists was Walter Raleigh's confidant Thomas Harriot, author of "A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia", a chronicle of their adventure.
Rhode Island was the last of the 13 colonies to ratify the Federal Constitution and became a State in 1790.
This colonial charter was challenged by many Virginians who had settled in Albermarle Sound and resented their inclusion in the Carolina Charter.
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 Colonial Williamsburg
The British passed laws and forced taxes that were in the best interest of Britain, not the colonies.
While the British continued to enforce their control over the colonies, they refused to allow the colonies government representation in Britain.
From 1699 to 1780, Williamsburg was the capital of the colony of Virginia.
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 Canada and the World Backgrounder: London Conference.(federation of British colonies)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Two years ago, the 72 Resolutions on creating a federation of British colonies in North America were agreed to in Quebec.
Their task is to convince the British Parliament to legislate the union of British North America.
London is raw and cold at this time of year but the members of the delegation from across the Atlantic Ocean have managed to warm themselves up.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Perhaps it is Greene's relentless determination to debunk the traditional interpretation of early America in which New England is held to be "normative" (5) of Britain's colonial settlement that leads one to question his approach to this question and to cast some doubt as to the credibility of his argument.
Second, to evaluate and compare among the experiences of other societies in the early modern British Empire and to formulate a model of colonial social development that made be more broadly applicable than the heretofore used declension model of British colonial history.
Colonial historians have used the declension model to explain the early experiences of the Orthodox European colonies of Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut.
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 The Sun Never Set on the British Empire
In 1909 the British Empire encompassed 20% of the land area of the Earth and 23% of its population.
The Union of South Africa was formed from the British colonies of the Natal and the Cape Colony, together with the subjugated Boer Republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.
The flag of the Union was, significantly, an archaizing Dutch flag, with an orange instead of a red stripe, and the flag of Britain, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal on the middle stripe.
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 Conflict between the Colonies and British Empire Example Essays.com - Over 101,000 essays, term papers and book reports!
Conflict between the Colonies and British Empire During the time where North American colonies were thriving and the British Empire was overseeing the livelihood of the colonies, a sense of differing attitudes were brewing between the colonies and the English.
The attitudes of the colonies was that since they were a part of Britain they should be treated with the up most respect and gratitude as any other British subjects.
On the other hand, the attitude of the British Empire was that since the status of the colonies was of part of the great empire the colonies should be more than obligated to follow through any aspects even taxation put upon the colonists.
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 Rights of the British Colonies - 1764   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
At that rate no British subjects in the dominions could, without a manifest contradiction, be declared entitled to all the privileges of subjects born with the realm to all intents and purposes which are rightly given foreigners by Parliament after residing seven years.
I can see no reason to doubt but the imposition of taxes, whether on trade, or on land, or houses, or ships, on real or personal, fixed ort floating property, in the colonies is absolutely irreconcilable with the rights of the colonists as British subjects and as men.
The ministry in all future generations may rely on it that British America will never prove undutiful till driven to it as the last fatal resort against ministerial oppression, which will make the wisest mad, and the weakest strong....
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 The Tide of Emigration to The United States And to The British Colonies
The Tide of Emigration to The United States And to The British Colonies.
It is a contemporary account of the procedure of Emigration from the port of Liverpool to the New World and the Colonies.
The colonies of Great Britain offer powerful attractions to the great bulk of the English and Scottish emigrants who forsake their native land to make homes in the wilderness.
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 British Empire
When colonial flags were introduced in 1869 few colonies had arms.
In 1905 the Colonial Office issued a Circular Despatch (No14 of 1905) encouraging colonies to apply for arms.
However since the cost was not a Colonial Office expense, but a charge on the budget of the colony, the decision to apply was the choice of the Colonial Government.
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 Modern History Sourcebook: British Missionary Letters: Urging the Annexation of The South Sea Islands, 1883
Because she has already taken possession of Fiji in the east, and we hope it will soon be known authoritatively that she has taken possession of New Guinea at the northwest, adjoining her Australian possessions, and the islands between complete this chain of islands lying along the Australian coast.
Sir John Robertson, then colonial secretary of New South Wales, addressed a communication to the Earl of Kimberley, the British minister for the colonies, urging the importance of annexation.
They were discovered for the most part by British navigators, traded with by British vessels, regularly visited by her Majesty's ships of war, and finally evangelized by the labors and munificence of British subjects.
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