First Navigation Act adopted (37 words)

Historical Context Note

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This requires that all goods carried to and from England be transported on English ships and that the colonies could export cotton, ginger, sugar, tobacco, and wool exclusively to England. Other Navigation Acts were enacted in 1662, 1663, 1670, and 1673.

Editors. "First Navigation Act adopted". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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