posted by shelly on May 31

Question by Emmanuel: The MOST IMPORTANT part of the imperial economic system of mercantilism was?
A) There is only a limited amount of wealth in the world.
B) You may have to go to war against your competitors in order to get the resources that you need.
C) This was the way for an empire to be independent from trade with other countries.
D) You must expand your commercial (manufacturing and trading) interests by regulating your colonial trade.

Best answer:

Answer by Mark M
It would be D.

The british passed laws restricting what americans could make. It was legal to make a wooden shovel, but against the law to make a metal shovel. That had to be purchased in England.

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