Some factors that contributed to the prosperity of British colonies were the dethroning of King James II, mercantilism, population growth, and expansion. The crowning of William and Mary opened up a new era for the colonists. William dismantled the Dominion of New England and brought back self-governing colonies rather than crown appointed governors. Mercantilism helped further develop England’s economy. Mercantilism maximized sales while minimizing foreign purchase. The colonies wouldn’t purchase things from other nations but they would encourage other nations to buy from them. Mercantilism became the commercial economy of England. The income produced from mercantilism enhanced commerce. All the colonies had a population growth, not from immigration but from natural increase. In the early 1700s, England expanded many of their colonies like Delaware. England also spread their empire south to Georgia. Georgia became a refugee for debtors to work off their debts.