British Navigation Acts are finally repealed (38 words)

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The British Navigation Acts are finally repealed. They had first come into effect in 1651 as part of a mercantilist approach to commerce, but now the philosophy of laissez-faire and free trade has become predominant in British political culture.

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Editors. "British Navigation Acts are finally repealed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[, accessed 18 October 2017.]

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