Triangular Trade, Mercantilism, and Slavery by Meghan Hudson on Prezi
Mercantilism was an economic theory that encouraged government regulation of the economy for the purpose of enhancing state power. The primary goal was. I must thank native French speaker, Julie Cordier, for hints and tips on the French mercantilism in relation to economic theory, and uses the concept to engage with Hence, James Henretta's use of the label 'salutary neglect', which he. Mercantilism also referred to as great britain's economic system, relied on the Under salutary neglect, the colonists could trade their goods with whatever party .
The Navigation Acts inflamed the hostilities of American colonists and proved a significant contributing event leading up to the revolution. Mercantilism was an economic theory that encouraged government regulation of the economy for the purpose of enhancing state power. The predominant school of economic thought from the 15th through the 18th centuries, mercantilism rejected free trade and fueled European imperialism.
The Navigation Acts
Mercantilism led to wars between European powers for control of maritime trade routes—such as the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th and 18th centuries. It also created the triangular trade in the North Atlantic, which involved the export of raw materials from the colonies to Britain, the transportation of enslaved Africans to the Americas, and the subsequent importation of manufactured goods from Britain to the colonies.
The British Parliament enacted such mechanisms as protectionist trade barriers, governmental regulations, and subsidies to domestic industries for the purpose of augmenting British finances at the expense of colonial territories and other European imperial powers. England also sought to prevent its colonies in North America from trading with other European countries and from developing a robust manufacturing industry.
To this end, beginning inthe British Parliament adopted a series of legislation known as the Navigation Acts. This led the colonies to establish trade relations with the Dutch and the French in order to encourage the flow of manufactured goods into North America.
As the English Civil War drew to a close, the British sought to reimpose control over colonial trade relations. This effectively prevented the colonies from trading with other European countries. The act was followed by several others that imposed additional limitations on colonial trade and increased customs duties.
More gold coming into a nation than going out made a nation powerful. England saw the American colonies to be an economic resource. England had to export sell abroad more goods than it imported bought from foreign markets. Favorable balance of trade. Why or why not? These trade laws were extremely restrictive one-sided.
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Colonists could only conduct business on English or colonial-made ships. To trade with another country all goods had to be sent to England first so that they could be taxed.
Tobacco, sugar, timber and cotton could only be traded with England. What would be your reaction to the English colonizers? What do you think could happen as a result of the Navigation Acts? Trade regulations were not rigidly enforced for decades. In England begins to enforce these laws that will cause the colonies to protest harshly. One of the many conflicts with England that will lead to American independence. You will be researching who traded with which country, the relationships between trading companies, or the goods exchanged between the countries.
Once you have finished researching your role in the triangular trade, have your group create a poster containing the information you have found on your section, with pictures of the triangular trade to present to the rest of the class. Research your given topic. Create a presentation on your groups information. You will be presenting your information to other groups, with the goal of having a completed graphic organizer at the end of the class.
One person in your group will stay with your information, and present to the other groups.
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After minutes, we will rotate. The idea is that everyone presents at least once. Seating arrangements have changed. Your assigned seat has not, so please get to it. What is the main idea of this reading List 3 things you learned from the reading.Mercantilism, Navigation Acts, vesves Salutary Neglect APUSH Review
Create a map key, and color code the different regions of the colonies. One color for north, one for middle, one for south. Other regions can be pulled up on the bottom. You will be expected to create a code for your given topic. Include types of government, religious beliefs, geography, and types of people as your resources that you will code for your map. Resources will be different from region to region 23 Exit Ticket What factors led to regional differences in the colonies? Provide 3 examples to support your answer.
What were they used for? You will have 30 minutes after the Warm up to complete the map activity from yesterday, including the questions in Step 3. This will be turned in for a grade. Quick recap of steps: Label states, and create a key identifying northern, southern, middle colonies. Add to your key by labeling the resources found in each region. Google Life in the Southern colonies, look at the 3 regions to get an idea of the resources of each region. How was government organized in the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies?
Think about who was in charge, how the land was organized, how people were elected, etc. Which groups of people settled in the Northern, Middle, and Southern Colonies?
Why did they decide to settle where they did? What resources were available in Northern, Southern, and Middle colonies, and what were they used for?