The Consumer Revolution And Economic Factors In The British Consumer Revolution

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The British colonies developed rapidly during the eighteenth-century due to the consumer revolution along with the optimism and hard work of the colonists. The consumer revolution allowed the colonists to represent themselves in a new way through goods and most importantly, grow economically. With hard work and optimism, the colonists not only survived, but they managed to keep up with the growing market and supply the demands needed for their colonies to grow.
The consumer revolution was a very important contributor to the growth of the colonies in the eighteenth-century. The consumer revolution represented the time in which British imported goods became a large demand throughout the colonies. When the population in the colonies increased, it was believed that they would face major challenges economically, however that was not the case. As the population increased in the colonies, surprisingly so did the spending on the demand for British goods. The per capita figure had jumped to £1.20, a rise made more impressive when set against the population explosion. During this population boom, the colonists raised the values of their exports and imports at an extremely fast rate. By the 1740’s the markets were almost all consumer goods from Great Britain. The colonists used these goods to create an identity for themselves and represent themselves socially. Breen explains that as the Americans participated more in the economy, they began to develop a sense of their rights as
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