British Navigation Acts of 1651: Definition, Purpose & Summary


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Which of the following was a provision of the Navigation Acts of 1651?

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1. Which people provided stiff trade competition for England?

2. Which of the following is a principle of mercantilism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There were several provisions to the British Navigation Acts of 1651, and also some unintended consequences. This quiz/worksheet combo will help reinforce your understanding of these acts and their ramifications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your knowledge of:

  • Provisions and results of the British Navigation Acts of 1651
  • Principles of mercantilism
  • Colonists' reactions to the Acts

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of mercantilism
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Navigation Acts in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Navigation Acts of 1651 and mercantilism

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic by reading the lesson British Navigation Acts of 1651: Definition, Purpose & Summary. The lesson and its accompanying worksheet were created with the following objectives:

  • Explain provisions and results of the British Navigation Acts of 1651
  • Discuss reasons the acts were instituted
  • Identify Oliver Cromwell's role in the Navigation Acts
  • Explain the impact of these acts on the Dutch