The Neglect that Caused Freedom.
The English colonies tasted independence during the period where the British gave them "salutary neglect." This taste of freedom made the American Revolution inevitable, because the colonists had become accustomed to not being taxed. So, when the crown forced new taxes upon the colonies they reacted by protesting, fighting, and eventually writing the Declaration of Independence. The period of "salutary neglect" started a chain of events that led to a new nation.
"Salutary neglect" was the British crown, essentially, ignoring the American colonies. This neglect gave the colonies their first…
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