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How did the three mainland regions in British North America—New England, the Middle colonies, and the South—become more like one another between 1720 and 1750? 

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The colonies in these three regions became more like each other due to the American colonists' isolation from Britain. The colonists valued local control over their own affairs and resented any attempt by Parliament to enforce taxation or trade rules. The three regions were largely Protestant in terms of religion and many valued the fact that they were not Spanish or French; for this reason, the three regions backed Great Britain in a series of wars which spilled over onto the North American continent. The colonies also started to trade with each other; trade between the colonies, while difficult due to a lack of good roads, proved vital in establishing a culture which was uniquely "American." The Great Awakening also led to preachers becoming household names throughout the colonies. Many prominent sermons appeared in print all over the colonies. While there were still many cultural differences at the time of the American Revolution, the English tradition of self governance and...

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