What was the policy of acquiring colonies?
How do you think England's policy of salutary neglect toward the 13 colonies would affect the colonies future political and economic development?
What was englands economic policy towards the colonies where the colonies provided raw materials to England who manufactured goods to be sold back to the colonies?
The English economic policy toward the colonies was called mercantilism. Mercantilism basically states that the colonies exist for the good of the mother country and have no rights except what the mother country grants. This policy was not workable because of the great distance between England and the New World. The great distance forced the colonists to create their own government, and create their own rights, legal system, etc.