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Loosening Ties After the “Glorious Revolution” of 1688 And the collapse of the Dominion of New England in the americas The English government: This is excess info of the English government Became a British government Made when a union of England and Scotland, created Great Britain after 1707 Made no serious effort keep a tight control on the colonies over the years Because of that, the colonies were under the king’s direct rule NJ in 1702 North + South Carolina in 1729 Georgia in 1754 They all became royal colonies The king could appoint governors to run the colonies Parliament also passed new laws Added extra things to the navigation acts (supplementing them as said in the textbook) Strengthen mercantilism programs that restricted colonials manufacturers Prohibiting paper currency Regulating (controlling) trade But because of the King’s uncertainty, he ended up causing interference in the colonies affairs That ended up leaving the colonies with broad limits and as a result, they went their separate ways A Tradition of Neglect Growing power of Parliament 50 years after the Glorious Revolution British parliament established a growing supremacy over the king (they became more powerful than the king) So during the reign of George 1 and George the 11, the prime minister of the cabinet minister (those in Parliament) began to become the nation's real executives/leaders They got their positions not because of the king but because of their ability to control majority in parliament They depended on the support of merchants and landowners In which most of them, feared that they’ll loose $ from the colonial trade Robert Walpole A modern prime minister Refrained (stop oneself) from strict enforcement of the navigation acts (1651) He did so cause
Relaxed trading stimulation would stimulate commerce Meanwhile, the colonies had little to no administration since it’d be inefficient and decentralized (transfer of authority) London had no colonial office Nearest to one was the “Board of Trade” And plantations established in 1696 The real authority came from.. the Privy Council: The main administrative agency for the the whole government The admiralty: An admiral (according to google, the other definition idk if it makes sense) And treasury The funds or revenue of a government But those agencies were for making laws at home and overseas. They couldn’t focus on colonial affairs. To make things worse, there were confusion regarding who was in authority Decentralized Colonial Administration Few London officials new the colonies and their state The only information they got were from agents that influenced American interest They didn’t do anything to stop colonial affairs The neglect and lack of enforcement wasn’t the only problem, it was also the

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