Salutory Neglect

Salutory Neglect - Andrew Golden AP U.S. History September...

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Andrew Golden AP U.S. History September 18, 2006 Take Home Essay #2 – Salutary Neglect Throughout the later half of the eighteenth century in the New World, Britain held a tight grasp on its distant and prosperous North American colonies and limited many aspects of life such as trade, profits, legislature, and religious practices in the colonies, making life in America a little more difficult and less “free”. However, prior to the mid- eighteenth century Britain had loosely controlled and governed the American colonies, leaving room for independent development and self-governing. According to The American Pageant , “back in England the king paid little attention to the American colonies during the early years of their planting. They were allowed, in effect, to become semiautonomous commonwealths. This era of benign neglect was prolonged when the crown, struggling to retain its power, became enmeshed during the 1640s in civil wars with the parliamentarians.” During the period between 1607 and 1750, Great Britain’s
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