Which principle was established by the Navigation Acts?
A. All foreign goods that were to be sold in England had to be shipped in England B. Only English or colonial merchants could engage in colonial trade C. Certain American products could be sold only in England D. All of the above E. None of the above
The correct answer is option D – All of the above.
The navigation Act was used in Britain’s regulation of its coastal trade. The Act was enacted first in 1660. The purpose of the acts was to protect the British shipping against competition from the Dutch and other foreign powers, and to grant British merchants a monopoly on colonial commodities.
Under these acts, British colonies in Africa, Asia and America could only import and export goods in English vessels. The act also “enumerated” some colonial products, which could be exported from the place of production only to British colony or to England.