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7-1Colony/Trade

World History

TermDefinition
Colony a country under the control a more powerful nation or mother country
Mercantilism a trade system where the wealth of a country depends on its supply of gold and silver
Mother country a country that rules over a colony; Britain was the mother country of the 13 Colonies
Tariff a tax put on goods made in other countries
Market a place that buys the goods that a country makes
Middle Passage themost difficult leg of the triangular trade where enslaved Africans were transported from Africa to plantations in the Americas
Jamestown the first permanent British colony in America
Triangular trade a system in which goods and slaves moved between England, the American colonies, and West Africa.
Export to sell goods to another country
Import to buy goods from another country
Favorable balance of trade when a country exports (sells) more than it imports (buys)
Entrepreneur a persons who takes the financial risk by providing money to start a business
Ecomienda a system in which Native Americans had to work for European colonists and accept their religion
Constitution the document that describes the plan and rules for governing the United States
Empire a conquered land of many people and places governed by one ruler
Columbian Exchange the movement of people, plants, animals, diseases and ideas between Europe and the Americas in the 1400s and 1500s
Circumnavigate a journey around the world by ship
Population the number of people who live in a place
Primary source a record made by people who saw or took part in an event
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