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If The British Government Could Do It Over Again
The British governing policy of salutary neglect gave the young colonial governments a chance to "experiment" with their own self-governance. Gaining confidence in their abilities to rule the people without the British Parliament, the American independence movement was ultimately born.
Looking back with the historical advantages of 20-20 hindsight and considering the governing policy noted above ...
What, if anything, could the British government have done differently to prevent this burgeoning independence movement within its colonies? ..... (Offer specific details with relation to their governing policy) ...

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    Read and re-read the Declaration of Independence:
    http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/

    There is a list of grievances there -- 27 of them. If the British king and parliament had addressed these, they may have been able to prevent the revolution!

    What do you think?

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