RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GREAT
BRITAIN AND THE COLONIES
Portsmouth Public Schools
Great Britain established and attempted to maintain
control over the colonies.
(England became Great Britain in the early 1700’s.)
How did Great Britain impose it’s political and
economic control over the colonies?
French and Indian War: England and France
claimed land in the Ohio River Valley. They fought
for land claims between 1754 and 1763. England
won most of France’s land in North America, as well
as Florida and all lands east of the Mississippi
River. France, to get Spain to enter the war, gave
Louisiana to Spain.
Proprietor: representative of the King.
Great Britain imposed
strict control over trade.
Great Britain taxed the
colonies after the
French and Indian War.
Colonies traded raw
materials for goods.
Colonies had to obey
British laws enforced
were appointed by the
king or by the
made laws for each
colony and were
monitored by colonial
King George III