fedewajEX1 - SHORT IDENTIFICATION Mercantilism Mercantilism...

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SHORT IDENTIFICATION Mercantilism Mercantilism was a European concept that made competition over areas  like Michigan tougher.  People of this time period believed that their was only a  certain amount of wealth in the world.  So in order to make your country wealthier  they believed you had to take it from someone else.  I order for this to work you  had to bring in as much wealth as possible from foreign lands and export as little  as possible from your home land.  You can imagine the possibilities of bringing in  wealth for essentially no cost compared to trying to take it away from occupied  lands. The Development of the Keweenaw Copper Mining Industry The development of the Keweenaw Peninsula is attributed to the fact that  the copper was so free of adulterants that it could be thrown into the furnace  without refining or processing.  Lewis Cass was the first to discover copper when  he found a large piece of float copper along the Ontonagon River.  Little activity  happened in the area until a few years after the U.P. was added to Michigan  when the Pittsburgh and Boston Mining Company began mining near Copper  Harbor.  This was the first large scale attempt to mine copper in the peninsula.  As more technology was introduced into the area more development occurred  until Keweenaw was a large scale mining industry. Lewis Cass Lewis Cass first appears in history during the War of 1812 where he was a 
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brigadier general and participated in the  Battle of the Thames .  Shortly after on  October 29 th  1813 he was appointed governor of the Michigan Territory by 
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