Social and Economic Changes 1750-1800

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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 colonial era. The Iron Act. In 1 Continue...


Under this act, passed by the English Parliament in 1751, the use of paper money was banned in New England colonies (The History Place, 1998). 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. As a result, social changes also took place. America's social and economic aspects, however, changed when the Revolutionary War officially ended with the ratification of the Treaty of Paris in 1784 (The History Place, 1998). Along with this is the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Passed in 1765 by the English Parliament, the taxes paid by the Americans will be directed to England. 750, 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). Such includes the Townshead Revenue Acts of 1767, the Tea Act of 1773, the Boston Port Bill of 1774, and the Massachusetts Regulating Act and Government Act of 1774. Several acts that affected the economy of America followed after the Declaratory Act of 1766. The Stamp Act was abolished by King George III in 1766 to avoid America's revolt. Passed in 1766, this act provides total power to the British government in all its American colonies (The History Place, 1998).