US history Colonization/Revolution


belief in the benefits of profitable trading; commercialism. (aka Power=Wealth.)

balance of trade

the difference between a country's total exports and total imports.


send (goods or services) to another country for sale.


bring (goods or services) into a country from abroad for sale.

positive balance of trade

exports greater than imports

negative balance of trade

when a country imports more than it exports


a group of people who leave their native country to form in a new land a settlement subject to, or connected with, the parent nation.

English Colonies

thirteen colonies. English established colonies for several reasons; founded with the idea that people would have a substantial autonomy and liberty in regards to political and religious life.

French Colonies

found in the Great Lakes region, traded fur with the Native Americans, got along well with the Natives

Finite wealth

When most people came to America most believed that wealth was limited.

Spain colonies

- Carribbean- Mexico- Florida- South America

Salutatory Neglect

A hands-off policy of England toward its American colonies during the first half of the 1700's. Did not enforce the Navigation Acts.