== == Because the colonies were British colonies, belonging to the British king and populated by British people. The so called War of American Independence was a civil war between British people in the colonies and their king.
Here is alist of Crown Colonies active in 1900 (please note that the UK owned many other lands, but they weren't colonies). Basutoland Bermuda Cape of Good Hope Ceylon Falkland Islands Gibraltar British Guiana New Zealand British Honduras Hong Kong… Full Answer
Colonies started to thrive, which led British government to realize they could make a profit from the colonies because colonies had things the the British government did not. British government could import goods they did not have, and export things… Full Answer