The American Revolution 1740-1796 - IntroductionWhat are the main themes of the period? The decline of British power in North America following a period of war in Europe. Mercantilism and the exploitation of Empire. The idea of salutary neglect and the influence of Enlightenment political thinking on the colonies. Assessing how well Britain prepared for a war in America and the role of the colonies and France in helping to defeat Britain in the Revolutionary War. Forging a new nation socially, politically, economically and geographically.
Dr Ben Marsh