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Viewed from the standpoint of the present day , the policy of England was short -
sighted . It was , however , in accord with the prevailing political and economic
theories of the time , which looked upon a colony as a possession to be exploited
been more or less systematically evaded by the colonies , particularly by New
England . The most lucrative commerce of New England in the early part of the
eighteenth century was with the French and Dutch sugar - producing colonies in
English ships of war were at the same time stationed off the American coast for
the purpose of intercepting smugglers . ” ] 1 Lecky , England in the Eighteenth
Century , vol . iii , p . 334 . The next step was the passage of a new Act
The third part of Grenville ' s scheme was a Stamp Act . Stamp duties had long
been familiar in England , but Grenville moved slowly , and apparently with
reluctance , in extending the system to America . In March , 1764 , the proposed ...
Fortunately , events in England prepared the way for a repeal of an act that
obviously could not be enforced . In July the Grenville ministry went out of office .
Rockingham , who succeeded as prime minister , was friendly to America , and
on the ...
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This well-crafted address was presented as a series of suggestions for a way to conciliate the American colonists and avoid a revolt. The common-sense points that Burke makes and the ways that he goes ... Leer reseña completa