The purpose of the Navigation Acts was to govern the sea trade between the British Empire and its colonies. All of the laws from the Navigation Acts were designed to let England derive maximum profit from her colonies.Continue Reading
The Navigation Acts were comprised of a number of individual laws issued in the 17th century One such law was that all goods carried from one part of the empire to another had to be carried in British ships crewed by at least two-thirds British subjects. Another was that certain products could only be sold in England or within the British Empire such as sugar, indigo, tobacco and ginger. Laws were also passed banning the colonies from shipping hats, iron products or woolen items out of the colony in which they were manufactured. This law was created in order to stop any of the British colonies from developing a robust manufacturing trade.
The Navigation Acts were difficult to enforce because of smuggling. For example, the American coastline had a number of harbors that were out of the way and not plainly visible. Here many ships were unloaded. The Navigation Acts were ultimately unsuccessful in controlling the British colonial trade despite the British government's multiple attempts to enforce it.Learn more about Law
Initially, Britain's Navigation Acts provided the colonies with a built-in market, which kept both sides happy and profitable. It wasn't until after the French and Indian War in 1763 that Britain attempted to change its policies on mercantilism, and began enforcing policies that led to the animosity between Britain and its colonies.Full Answer >
Approximately 60 modern countries were formerly colonies of the British Empire. Notable modern countries among these include Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Nigeria, Malaysia, India, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and the United States. The empire was so vast that it spawned the saying, “The sun never sets on the British Empire.”Full Answer >
The legal doctrine of "respondeat superior" is a concept in tort law when a court system holds an employer legally responsible for the acts of an employee if negligence occurs within the scope of the employee's work, according to Cornell University's Legal Information Institute. A 2002 article in the Southern Medical Journal reveals that a health care provider may be held negligent, rather than a doctor, in some circumstances.Full Answer >
Child neglect, manslaughter by gross negligence and failure to disclose terrorist acts are all crimes of omission. Crimes of omission occur when an individual fails to do what is required by law and someone else is harmed as a result.Full Answer >