English Parliament wants to get more control from American colonies. because the American colonies become more and more valuable. The British embraced the Mercantilism theory to the colonies, so they can control over the colonies. Mercantile system or Mercantilism is representing the power of an empire has. The power is depending on how much gold or silver they have. The first act English enforces the Mercantilism is the Navigation Acts. There are several positives and negatives of Mercantile system. The positive about Mercantile system is first, the British only buy American tobacco farmers’ tobacco, it forms a monopoly for Americans. The American has their own government, but do not need to pay tax until 1764. The negative side of the Mercantilism is the system does not encourage people to produce the best product and it led the Southern planter into perpetual debt.


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