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COLONIAL POLITICSAge of Salutary NeglectNeglect Englands interest in the colonies was purely economic,only wanting its raw materials Salutary Neglect-England was so far away they wanted togovern the colonies as little as possibleallowed them togovern themselves The colonies adapted very well and became increasinglyprosperousEconomics Mercantilism-exporting more than you import England attempted to regulate appoint customs officials,and governors to manage production of the colonies Protective Tariffs-heavily taxed imports from Spain andFrance to influence colonists to buy from Britain only Navigation Acts-required colonists to only buy Englishgoods and restricted shipping to be only on English shipsto English ports Also prohibited colonists from manufacturing their owngoodsonly harvest raw materials and send them backColonial Government Created representative form of government-people electtheir officials to represent their voice Colonial legislatures held more power than the Governors Legislature was bicameralupper house (advisorycouncil) lower house (control over government salaries &taxes) Mayflower Compact1st attempt attempt at selfgovernment. Asserted that the government derived itspower from the will of the people. Implied colonistsdesire to govern themselves, rather than by EnglandGovernment Representative Gov.took form in townmeetings Citizens met & votedon i

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