Social Studies - 2018-19

USI.5e - Colonial Political and Economic Relationship with Great Britain

The student will apply social science skills to understand the factors that shaped colonial America by  

e) explaining the political and economic relationships between the colonies and Great Britain. 

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Great Britain established and attempted to maintain control over the colonies. 

ESSENTIALS

Economic relationships 

 Great Britain imposed strict control over trade. 

 Great Britain taxed the colonies after the French and Indian War. 

 The colonies traded raw materials for goods made in Great Britain. 

Political relationships 

 Colonists had to obey British laws, which were enforced by governors. 

 Colonial governors were appointed by the king or by the proprietor. 

 A colonial legislature made laws for each colony but was monitored by the colonial governor. 


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 16, 2018