Discus the place of the colonies in the broader Atlantic world of the 18 th century? What

was the social and cultural world of 18 th century America? How did the colonies develop

different economies, and how did that influence society? What were the main cultural

developments of the 18 th century, and how did Americans take part in them? Where did the colonies fit into the wider British empire? How did colonial politics responder to events of the Atlantic world?