US History Ch 5.2

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  • US History Ch 5.2

    1. 1. U.S. History Chapter 5: Life in the English Colonies Section 2: The Growth of Trade
    2. 2. English Trade Laws <ul><li>Mercantilism —creating & maintaining wealth by carefully controlling trade </li></ul>
    3. 3. Exports…
    4. 4. Imports…
    5. 5. English Trade Laws <ul><li>Balance of Trade —when a country has fewer imports than exports </li></ul>
    6. 7. English Trade Laws <ul><li>Navigation Acts —series of laws that required the colonists to do the bulk of their trading with England </li></ul>
    7. 8. Pros Cons
    8. 9. Colonial Trade <ul><li>Molasses Act —placed duties on sugar, molasses, & rum </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists violated Navigation Acts by smuggling goods from the non-English Caribbean </li></ul>
    9. 10. Colonial Trade <ul><li>Triangular Trade —pattern of transporting products between the colonies, the West Indies, & Britain </li></ul>
    10. 12. The Middle Passage <ul><li>Middle Passage —voyage from Africa to the Americas experienced by enslaved Africans </li></ul>
    11. 14. Olaudah Equiano
    12. 15. The Middle Passage <ul><li>Opposition by Quakers </li></ul><ul><li>Slave labor important in southern colonies </li></ul><ul><li>Salve ships built & owned by New Englanders </li></ul>

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