Chapter 7. The Road to Revolution

Chapter 7. The Road to Revolution - Dan Herber Period 2...

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Dan Herber Period 2 Ritter Chapter 7 The Road to Revolution 1763 – 1775 I. The Deep Roots of Revolution The revolution technically stated when the first colonists came to America Since London was very far away, sailing across the Atlantic in a ship often took 6 to 8 weeks, many Americans started to think for themselves II. The Mercantile Theory Only one company was started by England, the rest were founded by other groups of people or companies The reason why the British wanted the colonies was based on the principle of Mercantilism This meant the Americans had to give the English whatever they wanted III. Mercantilist Trammels on Trade The Navigation Laws were first enforced in 1650 These laws stated that the colonies could only trade with British ships There was also restrictions on what they could manufacture in their homes America had no currency = problems with trade IV. The Merits of Mercantilism The Navigation Laws were not really enforced until the mid 1700’s
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