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The population of the American colonies grew 10x between 1700-1780 (from 250,000 to 2.5 million inhabitants) while the population of England grew at a much slower rate.

ALL BUT WHICH of the following help explain this trend?

A

Immigration patterns to the colonies.

B

Natural increase.

C

The abundance of arable farmland and successful growing seasons in the colonies.

D

Colonists, unlike British subjects of the British Isles, were not taxed for each child born.

E

Population density was sparse in the colonies, discouraging the spread of infectious diseases.

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