Navigational Acts


What was the Navigation Act?

The Navigation act was a law that restricted the use of foreign ships to trade with England and
its colonies. Colonists could only trade with England and no other place orexternal image 1FDMWIxFfMLfS0ozCFVsxX-tl2emjROr0vXhxAX4jTp2BExCnVPSRBXjqEqJtAAbLWez5_Iywg6Xr35KXL4IXXcXLBEvyjaMHieJffp56nX_JY8zbOF_3kafUYRfFkfyow1_9xl-
colonies. Parliamentary laws passed to control the trade in England. The original laws were enacted as a response to the success of Dutch shipping. Dutch that traded with others and made a profit out of it. Unfortunately, the Navigation Acts had economic impact on the fledgling American colonies.These acts were designed to tighten the government's control over trade.

What happened when the Navigation acts was passed?

When the Navigation Acts went into effect, Dutch shippers lost their business, although they still entered English colonial ports and took on goods for transport to markets in Europe and the Caribbean.Tensions rose, however, as England passed more restrictions on trade and made it clear it intended to protect its interests. When they added more laws, that was enough to cause English captains to attack Dutch ships and take their cargo. Dutch were poor and couldn't trade with England and that made them even more angry at the laws that were passed by the government. The only people benefiting from it were the governors from the Navigation Act and you will now how they are

What was the purpose of the navigation act?

The Purpose of the Navigation Acts was to encourage British shipping and allow Great Britain to retain the monopoly of British colonial trade for the benefit of British merchants. The Navigation Act ensured that the exportation of goods from British Colonies were restricted to British ships which were under the control of British sailors. The following Navigational Acts ensured that the highly produce profits to be made from the natural resources in the Colonies and securing advantages for the products in Great Britain.

When: 1651-1663

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Who: Aimed primarily at the Dutch

Where: In England

Why: Navigation Acts was to encourage British
shipping and allow Great Britain to retain the monopoly of British colonial trade for the benefit of British merchants.

What: The navigation act was a law that restricted the use of foreign ships to trade with England and its colonies.

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