AP U.S. History Exam 1.7

AP U.S. History Exam 1.7. Over time, how did the trade shown in the image impact the relationship between Britain and its North American colonies?

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Competition and Conflict Between Europeans and American IndiansThe New Atlantic Economy
Early British ColoniesChesapeake and North Carolina
New England
Southernmost Atlantic Coast and British West Indies
The Middle Colonies
Economic and Imperial Goals of ColonizersEnglish Colonization
Evolving Political and Cultural Attitudes in the ColoniesBritish Efforts to Regulate the Colonies
LanguageEnglish Language
Slavery in the English ColoniesColonial Participation in the Atlantic Slave Trade
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impact the relationship between Britain

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and its North American colonies?

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Hmm. And here are your potential answers.

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[ mumbles ]

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Okay. After Virginians made it through the first

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rough winters at Jamestown

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and started growing profitable crops,

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Britain knew it had hit the colonial jackpot.

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More or less.

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Was a result of this lucrative trading system

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between and its North American colonies that

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B - colonial dependence on Britain

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increased due to its role in the slave trade?

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Well, quite the opposite, really.

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With Atlantic trade flourishing, the colonists grew

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increasingly less dependent -

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or they grew more independent -

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on their mother and father land.

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So that knocks out B and D.

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Was the impact of the trading system on British-colonial relations

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that C - Britain shifted its focus from North America

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to Africa as a provider of resources?

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Huh. Well, though Africa also had natural resources,

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Britain saw the continent more as a means to an end.

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A terrible end, really, but an end nonetheless.

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So it's not C, either.

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That means the triangular trade impacted

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the relationship between Britain and its North American colonies because

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A - Britain's desire to continue trading

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led to increased control over their colonies.

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In hopes of staying in power and maintaining strong ties,

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Britain responded to the colonies' increasing independence

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by tightening the reigns, hoping to solidify their control.

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So A is the right answer.

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Of course, cracking the whip eventually led to the colonies'

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declaration of independence,

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robbing Britain of the most valuable jewel in its crown.

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Sorry, guys. You should've been more generous with the stock options.