18th century zeitgeist: Competition

Reuben Muraga period 5

Competition

Throughout the 18th century several European nations: Spain, England, and France, were in gaged in economic, political, and territorial competition for the colonization of North America.

Join or die by Ben Franklin

This famous political cartoon by Ben Franklin before the revolutionary war is a very good example of the spirit of the time. It pretty much exemplifies the idea that if the colonies don't come together than they could not live to compete against a force like Britain.