Preconditions of the American Revolution

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Preconditions of the American Revolution - Mercantilism and shifting patterns of trade o Mercantilism National power and prestige come from domination trade and accumulating resources - The principles of mercantilism o o Self-sufficiency Colonies should be used as sources of raw materials and markets for finished goods o Favorable balance of trade - The navigation acts o The goal: regulate trade/enforce mercantilism o Examples: Navigation act of 1660-all ships trading in empire must: Be built in English ports
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Contain a crew of 75% English Send certain goods to English ports first Staple Act (Navigation Act of 1663) Foreign goods must go to ENGLAND first - The board of trade, 1696 - Consequences… how could this be a “precondition” of revolution? o New policies forced colonist to become more “British” o New trade route brought the colonies into great contact - The philosophical revolutions o The great awakening “evangelical” religious revivals that swept throughout the colonies in the mid 18 th century Important leaders Jonathan Edwards George Whitefield
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o Consequences Gave colonist a shared experience Continued and strengthened the theme of American evangelicalism
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course HIST 2113 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at LeTourneau.

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