Mercantilism is the economic doctrine that government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the military security of the country. Belief in the benefits of profitable trading; commercialism. The economic theory that trade generates wealth and is stimulated by the acumulation of profitable balances, which a government should ecourage by means of protectionism.
Is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years' War. Fought between colonies of British America and New France.
Was a proposal to create a unified government for the Thirteen Colonies. Suggested by Benjamin Franklin at the Albany Congress.
Issued by King George III after the French and Indian War. Forbade settlers from settling past a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains.
Imposed a direct tax by the British Parliament on the colonies of British America. Required that printed materials be produced on stamped paper.
Name given to a minimum of two Acts of British Parliament in the eighteenth century. Forced American colonies to provide British Soldiers with accommodations.
Was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain which accompanied the repeal of the Stamp Act of 1765.
Acts passed by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America. Purpose was to raise revenue in the colonies.
Incident in which British Army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others. Soldiers were to protect and support colonial officials.
Objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company to help the company to survive.
Was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston against the tax policy of the British government and the East India Company.
Was a name used to describe a series of laws passed by British Parliament. The acts triggered outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies.
Was a convention of delegates from twelve colonies (excluding Georgia) early in the American Revolution. Called in response to Intolerable Acts.
Were the first military engagements in the Revolutionary War. They were fought in the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy, and Cambridge.
Was a convention of delegates from the twelve colonies (excluding Georgia) that started soon after warfare in the Revolutionary War had begun.
Was adopted by the Continental Congress in a fortified attempt to avoid full-blown war between the Thirteen Colonies.
Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule when seeking independence was undecided. Wrote by Thomas Pain.
Was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress which announced that the Thirteen Colonies regarded themselves as independent states.
Was an agreement among the thirteen founding states that established the USA as a confederation of sovereign states. Served as first constitution.
The Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on one side and the United States and its allies on the other.