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Colonial Economy
A look at how the colonial economy was built by the Spanish, French and English.
# 124485 | 750 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This essay provides a discussion of the colonial economy as consisting of slave-owners, merchants, and farmers. The essay maintains these distinct economic systems existed in Europe among the Spanish, French, and English and were readily transferred to the New World.

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"Because Europe developed with differing attitudes, beliefs and political and religious ideologies, the early Europeans in the colonies had diverse goals. In looking at the Spanish, French and English, it is apparent that the colonial economy was squarely built on slave owners, merchants and farmers. For instance, the Spanish relied heavily on conquest and slavery to exploit precious metals and other resources, whereas the French were more interested in the fur and fish trade and worked alongside the Native Americans. The English like neither the Spanish..."

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