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Lecture 3

SOSC 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Industrial Revolution, Mercantilism


Department
Social Science
Course Code
SOSC 1000
Professor
Terry Conlin
Lecture
3

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SOSC 1000 10.02.15
Last weeks readings
Shusky #2
o Hobbes
All out for personal gain; personal contracts so that we
do’t all destoy eah othe
o Locke
Government is a trust
Influences US constitution
o Mercantilism, Colonialism
1700s
Raw goods from colonies (India, north America, Caribbean,
Asia), goods coming back to Europe, need factories rise
of industrial revolution
Coes fo oloialis, ealth of Euope ould’t hae
happened without slave trade of Africans, trading them
into plantation slavery conditions to produce cotton,
sugar, raw goods that then Europe profited from
North America has a colonial system with systems of
government already established, colonial systems oppose
rule to access resources to profit
Important foundational system of socialism
Mercantilism is precursor to capitalism, when empires
were trading and doing the work of getting goods from
colonies, processing it, selling it, industrial revolution
o Jean Jacques Rousseau
Middle of 18th century
Great deal of wealth concentrated in the hands of a few
people
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