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Unit 1 - Mercantilism

Unit 1 - Mercantilism

Author: Joseph OBrien

At the end of this lesson the student will understand the goals of Mercantilism for the imperial nation and the impact of the colonized nation.  Students will demonstrate this understanding through application of vocabulary and situations specific to Great Britain and the United States.


When mercantilism exists, what is the nature of the relationship between Mother Country and colony?

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Purpose of Colonies - Mercantilism

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