During the many wars involving European powers in the 1700s, many English colonists in North America
A) remained strictly neutral as France, Spain, and Great Britain battled for imperial dominance in North America and the Caribbean.
B) failed to develop a strong sense of patriotism and loyal support for the British cause.
C) supported France because of economic trading and Indian warfare considerations.
D) developed their own militias to protect themselves because the British army was often not readily available to help these colonists when they battled Indians in North America.