Today we completed the second column of our vocab grid in preparation for Friday’s quiz.
We then reviewed mercantilism by drawing a diagram depicting the triangular trade routes into our blue notes. We also reviewed last night’s homework (7 questions on the back of your reading on mercantilism).
We then began to discuss the political development of the colonies. We did this by breaking down the differences of an absolute monarchy and a democracy and then complicating it by inserting the concept of a limited monarchy. Great Britain had a limited monarchy and therefore brought those ideas of government to their New World colonies. In short, American ideas about government began as British ideas about government! More to come on Wednesday!