Mercantilism and Imperialism: The race for resources and markets


Key Learning Objectives today:

  1. Understand Mercantilism
  2. Understand the desire for colonies
  3. Understand what a “colony” is
  4. Understand the “secondary factors” regarding imperialism: racism; militarism; wars, etc.

Learning task: Predict problems with mercantilism as an economic theory as well as colonialism as a national policy.