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History of the United States
American Revolution
Colonial America

Describe the British policy of Salutary Neglect and the American colonists' reaction to it?


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May 07, 2009 10:58PM

This term means the lack of British influence over the control of local matters in the colonies. The king did not legislate much, and the colonies supported England. This led the colonies to create local governments and run the colonies in the way they saw fit. This lasted until the Seven years war when England realized what they had, and started to tax the colonists heavily.