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Mercantilism aanndd tthhee NNaavviiggaattiioonn AAccttss ((11666600ss)) 
A painting of a French seaport from 1638, at the ...
cotton 
iron 
lumber 
furniture 
tools 
textiles 
I’m filthy 
rich! 
Navigation Acts (1660s) 
1) Most products could be so...
2) All products going to the colonies had to first go through 
England where the products were taxed. 
spices 
tea 
spices...
3) All ships used in trade had to be built in either England or 
the colonies. 
Mercantilism – An economic system based on...
cotton 
iron 
lumber 
furniture 
tools 
textiles 
I’m filthy 
rich! 
Navigation Acts (1660s) 
Remember - Most products cou...
• There was an increase in 
smuggling in the colonies. 
Effects of the 
Navigation Acts 
• Colonists became angry when Eng...
• There was an increase in 
smuggling in the colonies. 
Effects of the 
Navigation Acts 
• Colonists became angry when Eng...
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Mercantilism and the navigation acts

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Mercantilism and the navigation acts

  1. 1. Mercantilism aanndd tthhee NNaavviiggaattiioonn AAccttss ((11666600ss)) A painting of a French seaport from 1638, at the height of mercantilism, by Claude Lorrain.
  2. 2. cotton iron lumber furniture tools textiles I’m filthy rich! Navigation Acts (1660s) 1) Most products could be sold only to England. Example: sugar, tobacco, indigo
  3. 3. 2) All products going to the colonies had to first go through England where the products were taxed. spices tea spices tea
  4. 4. 3) All ships used in trade had to be built in either England or the colonies. Mercantilism – An economic system based on the idea that a nation could increase its wealth by importing raw materials from, and export finished goods to, its colonies. Click on the link below for a 5 minute video Video: The Navigation Acts From www.mrberlin.com
  5. 5. cotton iron lumber furniture tools textiles I’m filthy rich! Navigation Acts (1660s) Remember - Most products could be sold only to England. Example: sugar, tobacco, indigo
  6. 6. • There was an increase in smuggling in the colonies. Effects of the Navigation Acts • Colonists became angry when England began to enforce the Navigation Acts.
  7. 7. • There was an increase in smuggling in the colonies. Effects of the Navigation Acts • Colonists became angry when England began to enforce the Navigation Acts.

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