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No taxation without representation
Transcript of No taxation without representation
But then the British created two new acts:
The Declaratory Act: stating that the British had the rights
to tax and make decision for the British colonies in all cases.
The Townsend Act-taxed all imported goods.
"No Taxation without Representation!"
"No taxation without representation!" What do you think this means?
The colonists resented paying taxes without having a voice in their government.
Conflicts with the British
A conflict was growing between the
and the British.
One of the reasons for this
Proclamation of 1763.
This stated that colonists were not allowed
to live west of the Appalachian
This offered the British several advantages!
1. Peace was kept between British
2. Colonists were kept near the
under strong British control.
3. British could control westward
But the British needed
for revenue to
pay for the troops.
As a result, the British issued more
the colonists with several notable acts.
The increased taxes caused the colonists
or Move (goods) illegally
into or out of a country.
The Sugar Act-1774
This act lowered the tax on molasses the colonists
But is also allowed officers to seize goods from accused smugglers without going to
How do you think the colonists reacted to these changes?
They were furious!
Now they had lost their right to
trial by jury
and were no longer considered innocent until proven guilty.
Plus, they were not secure in their own houses from being
Though the colonists were being taxed, they had no say
on this new
! They believed they had the right to be
represented or have a say in their government.
The Stamp Act-
This act taxed ALL
including newspapers, wills, and
even playing cards.
All items needed a
to show the tax had
The Stamp Act outraged the colonists.
They strongly believed they should only be
by their own assemblies or government.
or formal expression of opinion was passed by Patrick Henry, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
In this resolution, it was decided that only the House of
Burgesses or the
own government could tax the colonists.
Sons of Liberty
a group who protested these acts.
Colonists got together and began to
or refuse to buy the British goods.
As the boycott spread, British businesses lost so much money that they demanded Parliament (British government)
or cancel the act. The British did repeal the act.
But then the British created two new
Act: stating that the British
had the rights to
and make decisions for the
British colonies in all cases.
Any British tax now angered the
began: women supported boycotted
Colonists were urged to wear
instead of Britain made fabrics.
Some women groups began to call themselves
Daughters of Liberty
and also protested the acts
the British passed.
Navigation Acts: British had control over
1. Colonists must sell raw materials to
2. Goods purchased by the colonists needed to pass
through England first where they were taxed.
from colonies must use British ships with
• This offered the British several advantages!
1. Peace was kept between British and
2. Colonists were kept near the
under strong British
3. British could control westward expansion and