The early American colonies were settlements in North America that were controlled by Great Britain. The colonists were mainly immigrants from Europe who decided to settle in the New World. The colonies could be divided into three regions: the New England colonies, the middle colonies, and the Southern colonies. The New England colonies had dense forests, the middle colonies had fertile farmland, and the Southern colonies boasted profitable plantations.
Great Britain had lost a great deal of money during the French and Indian War, and it tried to get some of this money back by imposing heavy taxes on the American colonists. The colonists were upset by this. They were not represented in British parliament, yet they had to pay...Read more