3 Major Events That Changed Life in Colonial America

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Three events that were the most responsible for changing life in colonial America will be listed below. One even was the economies. In the northern colonies, they based their economy on trading, shipbuilding, fishing, and very little on this, but they also sort of used farming as an economic resource. In the middle colonies, they based their economy on farming;(not a lot, but more than the northern colonies), trading, and their industries. In the southern colonies, they based their economy mainly on farming and trading, but mostly farming on plantations because the land was very fertile and the climate was good for growing crops and the plantations could make a lot of money from the cash crops. Another thing that influenced the way of life in colonial America was the number of enslaved African Americans. In the northern colonies, there was very little to no enslaved African Americans basically. In the middle colonies, there was again very little enslaved African Americans because like in the northern colonies, very few people made their money off of farming. However, in the southern colonies, there were huge plantations that needed a lot of people to do a lot of physical labor for very little or no cost, so the number of enslaved African Americans were very high in the southern colonies due to the huge plantations that the economy needed. A third event that changed life in colonial America was the Navigation Act. The Navigation Act was the restrictions of who the colonists could trade with. The Navigation Act was good at first, but then merchants from the colonies could not trade with any other parts of the world other than England, and England wasn’t paying a lot for what the colonists traded. I chose these three events as the most important events responsible for changing life in colonial America because the way the colonies made their living effected the way of life, and I picked the number of enslaved African Americans because the amount of slaves needed...
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