By 1750, The English colonizers of America were already in its more than 80
years of control. At that time, the English colonists were manning most of
the social-economic aspects of America. America experienced various wars
caused by disputes between its colonizers such as New England and France.
This colonization led to diverse rebellions by the American people, most
significant to which was the American Revolutionary War.
The colonial era of America presented radical changes socially and
economically. In 1760, the population of colonists in America grew to
about 1,500,000. The English's control over the nation's economy
established various laws and acts involving trade and industry, which in
turn affected the social living of the American people. Following are some
of the specific acts that affected the United States during the English
The Iron Act. In 1750, this act, limiting the industry of iron in America,
was passed by the English Parliament in protection to England's iron
industry (The History Place, 1998).
Currency Act. Under this act, passed by the English Parliament in 1751,
the use of paper money was banned in New England colonies (The History
Sugar Act. Passed in 1764 by the English Parliament, this act increases
the duties on America's imported goods such as sugar, coffees, textiles,
etc (The History Place, 1998).
1764. During this year, the custom systems of America was changed by New
England to enable a stronger implementation of British trade law on its
colonies. In this same year, the Currency Act was passed banning
colonists' paper money (The History Place, 1998).
Stamp Act. Passed in 1765 by the English Parliament, the taxes paid by the
Americans will be directed to England. This led to the cessation of
businesses and transactions in American colonies. The Stamp Act was
abolished by King George III in 1766 to avoid America's revolt.