Mandamus - ∙ Mandamus is a right of authority by a supreme court over a lower court. In the United States, such a right was initially established by the Judiciary Act of 1789, but later repealed by Chief Justice John Marshall in the Marbury v. Madison decision of 1803. Massachusetts Bay Company - ∙ The Massachusetts Bay Company was a mercantile enterprise chartered by a group of English entrepreneurs in 1629 to establish a firmer second foothold along the Atlantic seaboard, in competition with the existing enterprise in Virginia. Mercantile System - ∙ The mercantile system is an arrangement by which an imperial power strips raw materials and profits from a colony, providing manufactured goods for sale in return. Thus, a system of dependency and exploitation is developed, fueling globalization through industrialization. Far from merely a seventeenth-century
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