Friday, November 28, 2008

120. Early American China Trade

Throught this link you will learn importance of the China Trade after the Revolution, the backgrounds of China trade, trading strategies, commodities of the trade and ships of the trade. You fill find out that one of the contributing causes of colonial unrest was the exclusion of Americans from what was seen in the colonies as a very lucrative China trade.

With the volume of foreign trade relatively small during the early years of the Republic, trade with China played a significant role. By the 1830’s, trade routes were well established between the United States and China, and the names of ports in the Eastern hemisphere, once exotic and mysterious, were becoming increasingly familiar to Americans as places of importance to the United States’ economy.

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