The Influence of Solitary Neglect on the Developme Essay

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The Influence of Solitary Neglect on the Development

England established colonies in America to provide them with raw materials. England
passed the Navigation Acts to enforce mercantilism. During the seventeen hundreds England
was suffering from many hardships. England became preoccupied and could not enforce the
Navigation Acts. This was known as a period of solitary neglect. Solitary neglect
influenced the development of American society. Its influence can be seen in America’s
legislative assemblies, commerce, and religion.

By seventeen-fifty Colonial America was governed by the colonist. Although England still
owned the colonies, the colonist reacted to the colonial government rather than England.
Many colonies in the New World passed acts, which allowed them to be self-governed. The
pilgrims in Plymouth signed the Mayflower Compact, which said they would rule themselves
although they are a colony of England. Virginia established the House of Burgesses and a
representative democracy. A representative democracy means citizens vote on the person
they want to represent them. Connecticut wrote a document entitled “The Fundamental
Orders of Connecticut. This reinforced self-government and the ideas of representative

England had a mercantilist economy. Mercantilism means, governmental control is exercised
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