Between the settlement at Jamestown in 1607 and the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the most important change that occurred in the colonies was the extension of British ideals far beyond the practice in England itself. America was becoming "Baby England."
Changes in religion, economics, politics, and social structures illustrate the Americanization of the transplanted Europeans. The European ways of doing things were fading away. The Europeans were slowly becoming Americans with a different style and culture.
By 1763, although some colonies still maintained established churches, other colonies had accomplished a virtual revolution for religious toleration and separation of church and state. The Anglican Church and the CongregationalChurch were both established. Meaning, theywere financially supported. After the Revolution, the Anglican Church did not receive support because of separation of church and state. This principle was adopted because most states did not want to give financial support to any religious group. The Anglicans were successful farmers and merchants. Theyhad no Anglican Bishop in America to appoint ministers. That was a hindrance to the church’s development. The Congregational Church members of other established churches did not have to give tax support because of the religious differences. The Act of Toleration promised religious freedom, but then was taken away. In the Protestant churches the sermons were long, but they were not like the sermons before that were focused on the sinfulness of humanity. These sermons showed God as a powerful creator of a perfectly ordered universe. Thereligious movement that took place in the beginning of th1 18th century was called the Great Awakening. This movement came about because of radical
In a similar economic revolution, the colonies outgrew their mercantile relationship with the mother country and developed an expand