Colonial America - Land of the Brave
Definition of Salutary Neglect
The Meaning and Definition
Salutary Neglect: Salutary
Neglect was a long-standing
British Policy in the 13
colonies which allowed the
colonists to flout, or
violate, the laws associated
with trade. There were no
effective enforcement agencies and it was
expensive to send British troops to America.
British policy of Salutary Neglect was not
documented. The policy and era of Salutary Neglect lasted from the 1690's
to the 1760's and benefited the colonists
boosting their profits from trade.