global essay Salutary Neglect

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Prior to 1750 Britain’s salutary neglect of the colonies led to the feeling of independence in the colonies. This was due to the fact that Britain was not acting with strict control over the colonies. The salutary neglect by Britain led to changes in legislative assemblies, commerce, and religion in the colonies. In 1619, The House of Burgesses was set up in Virginia. It was the governing body of the colony of Virginia and the first elected legislature in the New World. The House followed English law, however as Britain occupied with its own affairs it gained more power. The elected officials dealt with issue such as, taxation, education, relations with the Native Americans, tobacco prices, and policies on religion. The House of Burgesses was important because it directly gave more power to the colonies. Town meetings in New England and other colonies were also important. The meetings made the colonists feel more independent and separate from England. The colonies experienced a population boom from 1680 to 1750. The population
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '08 term at Austin Peay.

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