From Raw Materials to Riches: Mercantilism and the British North American Colonies

From Raw Materials to Riches Mercantilism and the British North American Colonies icon

In this lesson, students interpret primary sources and participate in a simulation to learn about the mercantilist system used in British North America. Students discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the system and explain how it affected the economic and societal development of the British North American colonies. From this lesson, students also are able to describe how mercantilism and the Navigation Acts helped moved the colonies toward revolution.

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Audience:   High School, Middle School
Language:   English
Subjects:   History
Resource Types:   Lessons, Activity
Concepts:   Trade/International Trade, Markets
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