How the united states was born
Updated: 9/24/2018
How the united states was born
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In 16th century, European arrived in North America. Later Great Britain occupied and divided North America into 3 parts, New England Colonies, Middle Colonies and Southern Colonies. Jamestown was a representative of Southern Colonies and Plymouth was a representative of New England Colonies. Because of the geography, the economic in New England main gain from the harbor, the economic in Southern Colonies main gain from plantation activities. The mother country--Great Britain, ask its colonies provide raw materials, and then sold to other countries. The gold of that activities is to export more than import which is called Mercantilism. Great Britain was so far from its colonies in North America and there was no quickly transportation that Great Britain ignored the colonies and did not enforce its laws or is called Salutary Neglect. Therefore, colonies create their own laws and develop colonial self-government.

Storyboard Text

  • Colonize the North America
  • Jamestown
  • We have warm climate and fertile soil which allowed us have a large plantation to prosper.
  • Plymouth
  • We provided an excellent harbor great for fishing and trade.however,cold climate and rocky soil limited farm size.
  • Mercantilism
  • We accumulates gold and wealth by exporting more than it imports
  • Salutary Neglect
  • The 13 colonies
  • Ignored it
  • Colonial self-governments
  • Let's create our own laws and develop colonial self-government.
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