How did tobacco and sugar affected the social and economic development of cultural the US?

They provided something that England, France and various other nations wanted. There was a high value and demand for these products...then there was the navigation acts as a result that made England the only factor benefitting from the trade. It earned them respect and gave them a reputation, of which was good. They received other things when they traded with other places they got sugar, rum, and molasses which was of high value throughout the colonies.