Exploring The Role Of Mercantilism In The United States

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Mercantilism was a 17th century adopted policy when a powerful country creates colonies to export raw materials and increase the wealth of the mother country. Mercantilism believed that there was little land on earth and created mercantilism to make the land richer if it belongs to the mother country and used by colonies not cities. Colonies were expected to provide raw materials to partnering countries for growth and profit. They were forced to trade and carry goods only by the english colony-built ships and crew. Limited on what country to buy from which was only Great Britain. The government took control of the industries which restricted them from making their own material like cooking pots, furnishing, clothing, and etc. When another country
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