Why Did England Pass The Navigation Act?

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England had a very large debt after the French and Indian War ended. The money supplied for the war effort came from taxes that were paid by the people of England. The taxes were not a problem to the people of England because there was a Parliament as the representative. The Parliament passed the Navigation Act in the early 1760’s, controlling trade between the colonies and England. The Navigation Act was passed because the English believed that the wealth of the colonies should belong to the mother country, England. King George III, decided to enforce the Navigation Act because he felt that too much money was being lost. King George III felt the laws were not being obeyed. King George III felt that mercantilism was necessary. The colonist

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