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Britains adoption of mercantilist policies set it apart from other European powers of the 17th Century
A parliamentary act of 1696 allowed smugglers and others accused of violating the Navigation Acts to be tried by a jury of their peers
Through the first half of the 18th century, the power of the colonial assemblies generally declined
The New England colonies were hurt more than the southern colonies in the colonial wars of the first half of the 18th century
The Quartering Act required the colonies to provide provisions and barracks for British soldiers.-
John and Sam Adams, the " Patriot brothers of Philadelphia" urged their fellow colonists to reject the arguments of Common Sense
In 1778, Parliament adopted a program that granted all the American demands made prior to independence
Before the Revolution was over, the British were fighting the Spanish, the French, and the Dutch as well as the Americans
During the war, Iroquois tribes like the Mohawks helped the Americans fight against the British
Benedict Arnold, originally a British officer, switched to the American side halfway through the war.-
The delay in ratifying the Articles of Confederation was caused mainly by the insistence that western lands be surrendered to the national government
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