Colonial EconomyMercantile System• Countries create colonies so they have asource of raw materials and a place to sellfinished goods• You grow the ingredients for a cake but haveno oven• I bake the cake and sell it to you for moremoney
Furniture, Clothing, Tea, Cigarettes, Candy, and other finished goodsLumber, Fur, Tabaco, Cotton, Rice, Naval supplies, etc…AmericanColoniesGreatBritain
Salutary NeglectEngland followed a policy of ignoring thecolonies, letting them rule themselves.England followed a policy of ignoring thecolonies due to the French and Indian war.Allowing the American Colonists to gain asense of INDEPENDENCE
Mayflower Compact• Agreement signed at Plymouth Rockwhereby the pilgrims consented to beruled by government they created• This represents a step towards the ideaof self-government
House of Burgesses1619 Virginia colonists created aRepresentative government. Colonistschoose people to represent them andmake decisions.
Why did people come to the colonies?Religious Reasons- to escape persecution and find religious freedom-Pennsylvania and Maryland were found with the idea that people shouldhave religious freedomEconomic reasons- to find a better life than in EuropePolitical Reasons- to escape persecution for their political beliefs