Mercantilism In The French And Indian War

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Because the British government had adopted the policy of “salutary neglect” on the American colonies, the colonists were able to make their own governments so long as they followed the ideas of mercantilism. This set a distinct identity to different colonies because each state had their own institutions and opinions. Each colony had a representative assembly with elected officials. These political establishments blossomed and contributed to America’s distinctive identity. The American victory in the French and Indian War helped the Americans to realize that they could unite, forming a new identity and then celebrate over their hardships that they endured. The victory encouraged Patriotism and increased morale in the colonies. When Parliament

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