The Role Of The Smugglers

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In my opinion the smugglers were some of the first real businessmen in America. They saw a need and they found a way to meet that need and not only could they meet it but they could also make money for themselves. Smuggling is when goods are illegally moved into or out of a country. My topic is the role of the smugglers in the early economy. I will explore how smugglers sourced their goods and channeled them to buyers as well as the consequences and rewards. Whenever smugglers were caught they were often freed by sympathetic American juries. Smuggling eventually became very common. The British estimated that over £700,000 per year were brought into the American colonies illegally. Restrictions were placed on what the colonies could manufacture,
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