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Which of the following ideas is not part of the economic theory of Mercantilism?

Which of the following ideas is not part of the economic theory of Mercantilism?

a. Only a limited amount of wealth exists in the world
b. Nations must increase their wealth in order to increase power
c. Nations should maximize their precious metals holdings
d. Colonies should be formed in order to gain access to raw materials
e. Colonies should develop manufacturing and export their manufactured goods

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Where was the first successful European colony in the New World?

The first successful European colony in the New World was established at…

a. Jamestown, Virginia, established by England
b. St. Augustine, Florida, established by Spain
c. Villahermosa, Mexico, established by Spain
d. Havana, Cuba, established by France
e. San Juan, Puerto Rico, established by Portugal

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What was Spain’s Encomienda System?

Spain’s Encomienda System was…

a. A systematic plan for taking control of New World lands claimed by the Portuguese
b. A mining technique for extracting gold discovered in Central and South America
c. A system of colonization that closely resembled Europe’s feudal system
d. A plan for assimilating native people in Central and South America into Spanish culture
e. A method of navigation employed by Spanish sailors and conquistadores

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What was the original intent behind Christopher Columbus’s voyage west across the Atlantic Ocean?

What was the original intent behind Christopher Columbus’s voyage west across the Atlantic Ocean?

a. To discover a new source of gold to support the cash-strapped Spanish crown
b. To find an alternate trade route to Asia
c. To conquer indigenous tribespeople and claim them as slaves
d. To establish Spanish colonies in the Americas
e. To escape religious persecution from the Catholic Church

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