Mercantilism Contributed To The American Revolution

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Mercantilism was the primary economic system of trade used from the 16th to 18th century. The system was based on the understanding that a nation’s wealth and power would best benefit by increasing exports and collecting metals, such as gold and silver. When Great Britain enforced the sugar and navigation Acts to increase the wealth of the nation ,it angered the American Colonists and made them dissatisfied with the British rule . The heavy taxes and restrictions , caused by the two acts , frustrated the American colonists and eventually contributed to the American Revolution . As a result of the American Revolution the colonies gained independence from Great Britain. Mercantilism contributed to the development of the colonies because it led
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