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Salutary neglect

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Q: What is the English government's hands-off policy toward the colonies in the first half of the 1700s?
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Which statement BEST describes an effect of the British policy of salutary neglect?

The British policy of salutary neglect helped to relax the trade laws that were strictly imposed on the American Colonies. This was made so that they could focus more on European politics.