What were the benefits of being colonized by England? 

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Being colonies of Great Britain had several benefits. Great Britain was an established world power. The British had a developed economic system. We were able to benefit to some degree from that economic system. We got products from Great Britain. These products could be made cheaper in Great Britain than...

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Being colonies of Great Britain had several benefits. Great Britain was an established world power. The British had a developed economic system. We were able to benefit to some degree from that economic system. We got products from Great Britain. These products could be made cheaper in Great Britain than they could be made in the colonies. Thus, we did benefit to a degree economically by being British colonies.

We also received protection from the British. The British navy was very powerful and effective. The British army also protected us during conflicts. When the French and Indian War occurred, the British protected us from the Native American and French attacks. Great Britain gave us protection that we would have been hard pressed to provide by ourselves.

Great Britain also showed us how to develop a government system and a political system. We learned from the British how to govern ourselves. The British showed us how to develop an effective government. They also showed us what not to do as a government with some of the mistakes that Great Britain made that led to the Revolutionary War. We also learned how to establish a judicial system by being under British rule.

Part of the reason for having colonies is for those colonies to one day become independent. Great Britain showed us how to run a government, how to develop an economy, and how to create a judicial system. Learning these ideas from Great Britain helped us a great deal when we became independent.

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