Chapter Three: Colonial Ways of Life
Section Three: The Imperial System
A. Mercantilism System
a. Theory which became popular amongst European _______________
in the 1600s and 1700s.
b. Theory stated a country’s power is based on its _______________.
c. Mercantilism believed:
i. Countries should try to ___________ more goods to other
nations than they bought from others.
ii. Countries should supply their own raw ________________ for
iii. Therefore, countries should have colonies to
_________________ these raw materials.
CHUNK #3 Page 98-99. Read Mercantilism and fill out the graphic organizer below.
Benefits for England
Benefits for American
d. Navigation Acts
i. England previously had little ___________________ in the colonies.
ii. When Charles II became king he wanted to expand the
colonies to make more ___________________ for England.
iii. King Charles passed a _______________________
iv. Said all goods must be _________________ on English
v. Certain goods from the colonies could only be sold to
vi. Later passed the ______________ Act another part of the
vii. Said all products ______________ to the colonies must come
x. These laws gained money for England but _______________ the colonies
viii. The laws were often __________________ and
ix. ___________________ was common.
B. The English Bill of Rights (1689)
a. Document ______________ the power of the king.
b. Guaranteed the right to ________________ speech.
c. Guaranteed the right to ___________________, etc.
d. These ideas had a great ____________________ on the colonies
and what they believed about government.
e. Another event which leads to ________________________!!!!!!!!!!
C. John Locke
a. ____________________ philosopher
b. Believed a governments’ power came from the ________________.
c. All people were born with ______________ rights (life, liberty, and
property) (inalienable rights).
d. The Social Contract Theory
i. People create government for ___________________.
ii. The people and the government make a _______________:
people agree to abide by the law; government agrees to protect
iii. If the government does not do this, the people can
________________ the government.