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Unit 2 Birth of Democracy. Chapter 2 . Freedom and Trade. A colony is a territory under the control of a more powerful country. First Colonists. Some colonists came over for new opportunities in land and trade Jamestown, first permanent settlement Others came for religious freedom

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freedom and trade
Freedom and Trade
  • A colony is a territory under the control of a more powerful country
first colonists
First Colonists
  • Some colonists came over for new opportunities in land and trade
    • Jamestown, first permanent settlement
  • Others came for religious freedom
    • Pilgrims (Puritans)
triangular trade
Triangular Trade
  • Triangular trade was a system of trades between Africa, the American colonies and Europe
    • Raw materials for finished goods
    • Middle Passage
mercantilism
Mercantilism
  • Mercantilism is the practice of creating a favorable balance of trade.
  • This happens when a country exports more than it imports.
however
However…
  • G.B. also practiced a policy called salutary neglect allowing colonies to govern their own internal(domestic) affairs.
self governing in the colonies
Self-Governing in the Colonies

Mayflower Compact

House of Burgesses

Est. by Jamestown colony

Elected officials represented and voted on town matters

Form of Gov’t: Representative Democracy

  • Established by the Pilgrims in Massachusetts
  • Created local town meetings to debate issues
  • Form of Gov’t: Direct Democracy
long term causes of the american revolution
Long Term Causes of the American Revolution

Navigation Acts

French and Indian War

Fought 1754 - 1763

Great Britain vs. France (who was allied with some Native American tribes)

British fought for borders they could easily defend

Colonists wanted more land; to move WEST.

British won; now had large DEBT to pay back, which meant no more NEGLECT

  • Passed in 1651 (and on)
  • Required certain goods to only be sold to Great Britain.
  • If colonists sold to any other country, they were forced to pay an export tax.
  • Writs of Assistance were used to search any suspected cargo of smuggling
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