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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|AP U.S. History||Exam|
|Competition and Conflict Between Europeans and American Indians||The New Atlantic Economy|
|Early British Colonies||Chesapeake and North Carolina|
Southernmost Atlantic Coast and British West Indies
The Middle Colonies
|Economic and Imperial Goals of Colonizers||English Colonization|
|Evolving Political and Cultural Attitudes in the Colonies||British Efforts to Regulate the Colonies|
|Slavery in the English Colonies||Colonial Participation in the Atlantic Slave Trade|
|Test Prep||AP U.S. History|
|U.S. History||AP U.S. History|
impact the relationship between Britain
and its North American colonies?
Hmm. And here are your potential answers.
[ mumbles ]
Okay. After Virginians made it through the first
rough winters at Jamestown
and started growing profitable crops,
Britain knew it had hit the colonial jackpot.
More or less.
Was a result of this lucrative trading system
between and its North American colonies that
B - colonial dependence on Britain
increased due to its role in the slave trade?
Well, quite the opposite, really.
With Atlantic trade flourishing, the colonists grew
increasingly less dependent -
or they grew more independent -
on their mother and father land.
So that knocks out B and D.
Was the impact of the trading system on British-colonial relations
that C - Britain shifted its focus from North America
to Africa as a provider of resources?
Huh. Well, though Africa also had natural resources,
Britain saw the continent more as a means to an end.
A terrible end, really, but an end nonetheless.
So it's not C, either.
That means the triangular trade impacted
the relationship between Britain and its North American colonies because
A - Britain's desire to continue trading
led to increased control over their colonies.
In hopes of staying in power and maintaining strong ties,
Britain responded to the colonies' increasing independence
by tightening the reigns, hoping to solidify their control.
So A is the right answer.
Of course, cracking the whip eventually led to the colonies'
declaration of independence,
robbing Britain of the most valuable jewel in its crown.
Sorry, guys. You should've been more generous with the stock options.