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In the Colonies

Review of life in the colonies and roles in the colonies

TermDefinition
gentry, middle class, lowest class the 3 classes of society
mercantalism an economic theory that country becomes powerful by expanding trade and increasing its gold supply
imports goods brought into a country
things imported from other countries onions, honeybees, furniture, slaves, & sugar
things brought from other countries molasses, tea, and citrus fruits
exports things brought from one country to another
navigation acts Only English ships could carry goods back and forth from the colonies, and only certain goods could be sold to England. Also, it made sure only England benefited from Colonial trade.
positive effect of navigation acts shipbuilding became an important industry in the colonies, and you always have a market for your goods
import goods brought into a country
navigation acts regulated trade between the colonies and England
Navigation acts made sure only England benefited from the colonial trade
navigation acts only English ships could carry goods from the colonies and state certain goods to be only be sold to England
export goods sold from one country and bought by another
positive effect of navigation acts shipbuilding became important in the colonies and you would always have a market for your goods
negative effect of navigation acts many colonists angered since it favored English merchants
negative effect of navigation acts many colonists angered because this favored English merchant
wealthy planters, merchants, ministers, lawyers, and local officials the gentry included.....
farmers who owned their own land, skilled craft workers, and tradesmen the middles class included...
slaves, and indentured servants the lowest class included...
worked for 5-7 years for someone to pay for their passage to America and when their time was up, they got 50 acres of land, tools, and clothing indentured servant
Created by: dani.c.713