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I. The Thematic Framework

III. Development of the English Colonies, 1688-1763

This theme focuses on the physical, military, and political development of Great Britain's North American colonies during the 18th century, The period was marked by the defeat and occupation of New France; by a significant increase in population and wealth; and by a growing independence of thought and action stimulated by the distinctive environment of a new continent.

A. Physical Development:

1. Growth of Urban Areas and Previous Settlements
2. Territorial Expansion

B. Political and Diplomatic Affairs:
1. Intracolonial Matters
2. Relations with Parliament and Crown

C. Military Affairs:
1. French
2. Spanish

D. Social and Economic Affairs
1. Intellectual and Religious Affairs
2. Economic Affairs and Ways of Life

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