Did British North America ultimately progress as a result of the conflicts and challenges of the 1700's?
No, I don't think British North America ultimately progressed as a result of the conflicts and challenges of the 1700's. I believe this, because a common factor in all of the conflicts was that really only one group of people was benefitted while the rest were treated unfairly. First of all, in the Expulsion of the Acadians, the Acadians were treated extremely unjustly. They showed no harm and posed no threat, yet they were unrightfully kicked out of their homes and shipped off somewhere foreign to them, ending with many of them dying and being separated from their families. Meanwhile, the British lived blissfully ignorant and unaware of the repercussions, because obviously it didn't have any negative affects on them. Another case of this, was in 1763 after the Seven Years' War when the French sent out the Royal Proclamation. There were only several hundred British in the entire colony, while there were thousands of French colonists. James Murray, the first British Governor in the colony of Quebec, felt this was unfair and that the French and British needed to live together. However, the British merchants didn't agree, because they wanted political power and control of the fur trade. So they had him replaced. People didn't want to cooperate or learn to live together in peace. This always ended with one group of people satisfied while the rest were treated unfairly, because it didn't result with them having any misfortunes. This led to people harbouring resentments and even more fights. Ultimately I would say British North America Didn't progress as a result of the conflicts and challenges of the 1700's.