British Mercantilism

British Mercantilism

Aim: How did the colonial experience under Great Britain foster a revolution in America? Do Now: How and why did the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies develop differently from one another? Word Bank

Foster: to promote the growth or development of; further; encourage British Mercantilism Economic policy used by the British in which the American Colonies served as a source of raw materials and a market to sell goods. Raw materials from colonies England makes goods sells goods 2 colonies

Salutary Neglect Period of time (1607-1763) when the British were lenient with the colonies based on the desire to benefit from the economic prosperity of the colonies. British leave colonies alone bec they are making them $$. Leads to the development of

independent colonial trade practices as well as a self sufficient government. Colonies begin to trade on their own and govern themselves. Colonial Self Government Mayflower Compact Virginia House of

Burgesses Town Hall Meetings Early colonial efforts in self-government. All contributed to the development of representative democracy. French and Indian War War between the French and British that was part

of a larger conflict known as the Seven Years War. Both the French and British had different Native American allies. American colonists were allied with the British French and Indian War Caused by disputed land claims in the Ohio River valley between the French and the British.

French v. British over Ohio River Valley War led to the end of the period of Salutary Neglect. Salutary Neglect ends. French and Indian War British increase taxes on colonists and begin to enforce

mercantilist policies in order to pay for the French & Indian war. These factors help lead to the Revolutionary War (war for American independence). British inc taxes Revolutionary War

NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION Many colonists believed they could not be taxed by the British because they had no representatives in the British Parliament, which means that the

British did not have consent of the governed. Summary Write at least one paragraph explaining how the colonial experience under Great Britain led to a war for independence.

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