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Lesson 2: Part II

Economic Realities of Colonial America

Scots-Irish The largest group of immigrants to arrive in America (150,000). English officials placed laws against them as a disadvantage.
mercantilism Belief in the benefits of profitable trading; commercialism.
middle ground The Indians own backcountry past the Appalachian Mountains.
enumerated goods Goods of great value that are not produced in England: tobacco, sugar, cotton, indigo, dyewoods, ginger, rice, molasses, rosins, tars, and turpentine.
Navigation Acts Attempted to eliminate the Dutch. 1.) no ship could trade in the colonies without permission from England 2.) enumerate goods of great value could only be sent to England.
balance of trade Board of Trade: group expected to monitor colony affairs and provide government officials with best advice in commercial and other problems.
vice-admiralty Established by the authority of Parliament in British possessions beyond the seas.
plantation duties Drove up consumer prices and complicated the process of planters selling their cash crops to the highest bidders.
Pennsylvania Dutch German migrants who were mistaken as Dutch because of their name, deutsch, which confused the English.
Created by: mtk17