Quick History Question?

How did England become the dominant colonial power in North America? Extra credit if you can tell me how this impacted the development of democracy in the American colonies. 

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  • larry1
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    England became the dominant colonial power by planting actual colonies and sending 200,000 yeoman middle farmers and middle class English people to live their permanently.

    Extra credit...you need a middle class to make a democracy.

    France and Spain unlike England never sent their 'people' to America (except France Quebec) just some adventurers, exploiters, soldiers, traders and none of their middle class (except French Quebec).

  • bluto
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Both are due to the intervention of Marty Mcfly and doc brown.

  • 1 month ago

    In short, they were the dominant Naval Power at that time.  

    Naval power rose and waned for various nations,  with SPAIN once being  the strongest, or perhaps the French had a decent run....but in the end, Britain ruled the seas,   until the world wars came along, and then Germany had a lot to say about NAVAL prowness.  All the while  America, developed it's own  powerful navy,  and then England's power waned  and now America has an unmatched naval  worldwide reach. 

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That's NOT a 'quick' question.

    It warrants a lot of reading, research and thought.

    And exactly HOW are we supposed to get 'extra credit'?

    I suggest you start reading some history books and do your own homework.

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  • gerald
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Its the fact Britain is a northern part of Europe nearer to the north American part than any other nations as an Island it was strong in naval power and  Spain  and Portugal lower down were dominant in south America , and democracy ? It was a land that was untamed and the Brirish needed a system to bring law and order they didnt want a monarchy so adopted the Greece Roman system of government 

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