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American revolution

  1. 1. American revolution<br />By Eduardo Vega<br />
  2. 2. Trade of Goods and Money<br />During the 18th century, trade was a very important thing, and it soon became a very complex thing.<br />Since many areas became involved in the trading, a multilateral trading system was developed and put to use.<br />During this time there was a consumer revolution and prices of good went down.<br />Thanks to the price drop of goods, more types of good became available. <br />American colonies consumed about 10 percent of British exports.<br />
  3. 3. Trade of Goods and Money<br />There was a growing number of poverty in the 1750’s and 1760’s in the urban seaports.<br />Since immigration became such a big thing, there was a very large increase in the number of poor people, since more and more poor newcomers immigrated to the colonies.<br />The number of unemployment went up and the wages were really low.<br />
  4. 4. Immigrants in the Colonies<br />Immigration was already a huge thing for people to do, but in 1713 to 1714 parliament started to send shipments of convicted felons to the colonies instead of executing them. <br />They were usually employed by planters in the colonies as tobacco field hands and were put to work. <br />In 1728, the governor pushed for a limitation in the immigration to try to stop an English plantation from being turned into a large colony of immigrants. <br />
  5. 5. Reasons for Immigration<br />The reasons why so many people chose, or were made to, immigrate to the colonies was all the new opportunities they would have once there. <br />Most of the immigrants that came to the America improved their status and their living conditions.<br />Even women saw a huge improvement, as some men even saw them as equals. Some were allowed to work and have things they would own.<br />Their housing standards improved as well as the things they could now afford. <br />
  6. 6. Piracy<br />During war time, Colonial governors gave pirates official privileges to take enemy boats.<br />Even places such as England found pirates as useful people, they used pirates for attacking the Spanish Empire, who at the time was more powerful.<br />By the 1700’s, pirates had become a very useful tool empires used in their advantage.<br />Captain William Kidd raided the Indian Ocean and became a well know and infamous convicted pirate of the time. <br />
  7. 7. Piracy<br />Places like New York, South Carolina and Jamaica became known for their hosting of pirates.<br />Pirates were well known for being able to “live well” as they liked to call it. Being able to eat, sleep, do pretty much everything in abandonment.<br />Every crew member got an equal share, except for the captain who would also get no more than a double share.<br />The captain could not punish a sailor without the consent of the rest of the crew. <br />
  8. 8. Independence <br />Soon after, the colonies didn’t really depend on the mainland. <br />Thanks to the trade they had with all the other places in the world, they had pretty much everything they needed and didn’t really require support.<br />Since the people there felt like they didn't belong to the mainland anymore, they learn to live on their own and learned skills that helped them survive and grow without the help of others.<br />