Faculty Seminar Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth Swedo

Department

History

Document Type

Paper

Publication Date

Spring 2016

Abstract

English royal colonial policy began to take shape after the end of the English Civil War and the Interregnum in 1660. The English crown implemented a series of policies aimed at centralizing monarchical rule over the American colonies in order to utilize potential revenue sources from the colonies. Parliament was unwilling to grant the king new taxes, so the monarchy needed to find new sources of revenue to utilize. This research analyzes English trade legislation and English colonial policies as they pertain to the generation of royal revenues and the direct administration of the American colonies.

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