ExportRaw materials or finished products that the colonists traded or sold to other countries
ImportAll the products brought into the colonies
Activity #1 Look at the list of “Suft Imported from London”. This is an actual list of items that were in Mr. Greenhow’s store in Williamsburg, Virginia. On your Google Doc, make a list of necessities and luxury items from the items on the lists on the next slides.
Instructions Create your own Google Doc by going into Documents/Drive and click on the red create. When the menu appears, choose document. Remember to click on “Untitled Document” and name your document Mercantilism Activity. Begin the document by answering this question: 1. Which items on the list would you consider to be luxury items? 2. Which items on the list would you consider to be necessities?
White calico Blankets anemoni Irish Linens Fashionable mens and boys hats fine large hyacinths Blue Cotton Low priced hats double polyanthus narcissus Red Ditto Fine night caps crocus, blue and yellow Stuffs of different kinds for women’s gowns Feathers for Ladies Hats best London calf leather Cruels and Marking Canvas Blue feathers leather of all kinds Handkerchiefs, blue White feathers pigtail and cut tobacco Handkerchiefs, red Ostrich feathers plain combs of all sorts Blankets of all sorts and sizes Latest fashion aprons, plain horn combs Wool cloaks Ditto, checked plain fans Ready made shirts A very complete assortment of caps in the all sorts of wedding fans newest taste Fine mens stockings, blue mortars and pestles Steel scissors Ditto, brown elegent snuff boxes Scissor snuffers Ditto, red House bells Raisins of the sun Ditto, white Candlesticks All sorts of spiceries Haberdashery Brass desk furniture A considerable assortment of flower roots Single and double bed Mixed tulip roots
Candles, dipped Tinware Bowls of all sizes Ditto, mould Coffee – pots Coffee Myrtle wax Lanterns Seeds Toys of various sorts Mugs Globe amaranth, viola tricolor and dianthus Dice and boxes Tinder boxes Caraway, dill, fennel marjoram, basil, savory Undressed dolls Iron kettles Spice boxes Dressed dolls Iron backs and dogs Split pease Babies of all prices Polishing powders Laces of all kinds Variety of queen’s china for children, sets Silversmiths casting sand Livery lace complete Great variety of glass, tin and stoneware Variety of figured ribands Whistles for children Crates of earthenware Variety of plain ditto Instructions for the tin whistle All sorts of china ware Trimming for ladies gowns Small and large tin funnels Large, noble and rich chinese bowls Shirt and waist coat buttons Wooden handled knives Delft wares of most sorts Gilt and several other forts of Empty canisters China tea cups and saucers Woodenware Stoneware sauce boats Hard metal plates and dishes Mugs
fashionable buttons white sugar candy Inkstands A very fancy assortment of paper boxes black pepper, ginger, fennel Dutch quills Baskets almonds Sealing wax Wool cards pontefract cakes Seals of all kinds Smoothing irons fine chocolate Fishing hooks Milliners common needles candied almonds licorice Powder flasks Fine needles and pins blank books unruled of all sizes Borax Needle cases memorandum books Brooms Silver thimbles a variety of children’s books Most sorts of nails Superfine hyson, Darjeeling, and oolong teas various other books and stationary Pumice and rotten stone Genuine fresh drugs slates and pencils Emory Sugar refined paper of all sorts and sizes Files of all sorts and sizes Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmegs fine prints by Bowles Chisels Figs Fine prints by Hogarth Pewter, all kinds confectionary of all sorts Playing cards Hardward, large assortment mixed sweetmeats Ink-powder Tin sheats brown sugar candy Pencils Wire
Pewter plates, dishes, basons and spoons of hard and common metal Window glass of all sizes Oats All sorts of cast iron Coarse salt in bags Iron of all kinds Flour Trivets Few cafes of preserved fruits Shutter dogs Rice Hooks Pickling jars of all sorts for family use Pipe kilns Sponges Skewer racks and skewers Glass bottles Coopers, carpenters, smiths and masons tools of all kinds Bottle corks Most sorts of materials for tradesmen and many hundred other useful articles Wash balls Soap Best painted floor cloths Tools of almost every occupation Garden tools Wooden garden rakes Bird bottles
Instructions – Cont’d Answer these questions on your Google Doc, 3. Why do the colonists need these items (the imported items)? 4. Why do they need to purchase these items from England instead of making them themselves? 5. Who is the balance of trade in favor of: England or the Colonies?
Mercantilism The economic system that prevailed in Europe in 16th and 17th century and stressed government regulation of the economy, profit from foreign trade the founding of colonies and trade monopolies Answer this question on your Google Document: 6. What effect do you think this policy had on the colonies? When finished, share the document with me.
When finished, Go to your Google Docs and open the Colonial Life document and follow the instructions.