Difference of the 13 American Colonies

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To say that the 13 colonies were similar by the time of the Revolution is not completely true. Although the colonies may have been more united by the Revolution, they did not necessarily share all the same characteristics. Agriculturally the colonies were vastly different. The South was consisted in many large plantations. The primary crop of these plantations was tobacco and cotton. These crops required much manual labor to plant and harvest. This made much of …

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…with the most profitable trade partners they would totally be at the mercy of England. If they wanted to prosper and grow they needed to make decisions based on what was best for their own lot. This contrasted to the hierarchical beliefs of England where everything was decided by the king and the ruling class. While England may of had an elected Parliament it didnít represent all people. It just represented the upper classes.