What Were The Effects Of The Mercantile Theory (1600-1789)

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Effects of the mercantile theory. (16th-17th century) a. Mercantile theory is idea that a nation creates wealth by exporting more goods than it imports. During the Revolutionary War period, there were several factors that displeased the English about American economics.. b. This economic theory failed the English because the colonies were already created their own good locally. 2. Reason for the Enlightenment. (1715-1789) a. The Enlightenment was an Intellectual Movement that arose in Europe at the end of the Seventeenth Century. Thinkers, called Philosophes argued what was the true path to reliable knowledge and to human progress. b. The effects of The Enlightenment were the declaration of life, liberty and property. 3. Economic …show more content…

This victory help to increase the morale of the Continental Army and it motivated the rebels among the colonies. 19. Battle of Saratoga importance towards American victory. (September 19th and October 7th, 1777.) a. The battles of Saratoga took place September 19th and October 7th, 1777. This battle is termed the "turning point of the war" because it provided with the last piece of the puzzle for the Americans to win the Revolutionary war: foreign aid. The British General John Burgoyne was given orders by the British to perform a tactic that planned to separate New England from the middle and southern colonies. b. This victory cause some troops to head back to England, and when the French heard about the outcome of this battle, they decided to join and help the revolutionary cause. This allowed the Americans to rise in victory shortly after. 20. Allies made by Benjamin Franklin with the French. (1777- 1778) a. As a cause of the long time Franklin was in France, he made friends with influential officials, while he was trying to create a formal alliance between the United States and France. It was until the American victory against the British in the battle of Saratoga in 1777 that France believed the United States had a chance

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