How Did Mercantilism Establish Its Colonies

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England 's attempt to establish colonies changed over the course of the course of time. England’s first approaches to establishing colonies did not go as they had hoped. Their first approach all started with a man named Sir Walter Raleigh. Raleigh had had the permission to establish the colony of Roanoke in 1585. He established the colony because of mercantilist ideas. Mercantilism is a way to increase the country’s treasury by creating a favorable amount of trade. Mercantilism had the government taxing all the trade they traded, they gained more power from wealth and also gained a favorable balance of trade, they had many raw materials to provide from in America, and overall the colony provided a market of goods for trading. Roanoke number
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