Charles 2000 Dbq Virginia Case Study

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William Berkeley may have been naive enough to expect Charles II’s particular favour for Virginia when he was restored to the throne in 1660. But king and parliament wrote a new Navigation Act injurious to Virginia’s interests. Tobacco, again one of the enumerated products, had to go through an English port and pay customs before it was sold on home or foreign markets. Foreign ships were prohibited from trading in the English colonies, thereby preventing Virginians from continuing their profitable trade with the Dutch. Virginia’s principal crop stood in danger of additional taxation because of the Crown’s urgent need for revenue, and because the English at home were incorrigibly reluctant to pay the true cost of maintaining their government.6
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