Social and Economic Changes 1750-1800

             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
             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,
             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.

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