Cause of the Growth of the British Empiree (Navy (It was the most powerful…
Cause of the Growth of the British Empiree
It was the most powerful navy on Earth
It developed fighting instructions which made attacks quicker and deadlier
They made the Frigate, a ship with 28 guns to protect traders
Britain needed outposts to trade from as the only source of trade was from the sea.
The Government gave charters to companies who used them to fight off rival traders.
The Slave Trade
Slaves generated huge amounts of money
It provided workers that developed the empire in Africa
The money the Government made helped grow the economy and empire
It stated only British colonies could travel in British ships.
It meant all Britain's oversea trade flowed into Britain's economy.
It meant traders would want to explore and establish new colonies.
Sea travel became safer, as advanced equipment meant more people could sail by sea
It meant sea attacks could be more structured and organised
France and Holland had huge empires that crumbled when under attack. This gave Britain a chance to rise
The Industrial Revolution
The inventions made boosted the economy and gave Britain money to win wars
It created jobs to fund the empire