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No taxation without representation

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on 11 September 2014

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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
colonists
and the British.
One of the reasons for this
conflict
was the
Proclamation of 1763.
This stated that colonists were not allowed
to live west of the Appalachian
Mountains
.
This offered the British several advantages!
1. Peace was kept between British
and
Native Americans.

2. Colonists were kept near the
coast
under strong British control.

3. British could control westward
expansion and
fur
trade.


But the British needed
money
for revenue to
pay for the troops.
As a result, the British issued more
taxes
on
the colonists with several notable acts.
The increased taxes caused the colonists
to begin
smuggling
or Move (goods) illegally
into or out of a country.
The Sugar Act-1774
This act lowered the tax on molasses the colonists
imported
.
But is also allowed officers to seize goods from accused smugglers without going to
court
.
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
searched for
smuggled
goods.
Though the colonists were being taxed, they had no say
on this new
act
! They believed they had the right to be
represented or have a say in their government.

The Stamp Act-
1765
This act taxed ALL
printed
materials
including newspapers, wills, and
even playing cards.
All items needed a
stamp
to show the tax had
been paid.
The Stamp Act outraged the colonists.
They strongly believed they should only be
taxed
by their own assemblies or government.
A
resolution
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
colonists'
own government could tax the colonists.
Sam Adams
began the
Sons of Liberty
,
a group who protested these acts.
Colonists got together and began to
boycott
or refuse to buy the British goods.
As the boycott spread, British businesses lost so much money that they demanded Parliament (British government)
repeal
or cancel the act. The British did repeal the act.

But then the British created two new
acts
:
The
Declaratory
Act: stating that the British
had the rights to
tax
and make decisions for the
British colonies in all cases.
The
Townshend
Act-taxed
all
imported goods.

Any British tax now angered the
colonists
.
Protests
began: women supported boycotted
goods.
Colonists were urged to wear
homemade
fabrics
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
colonial
goods
and trade

1. Colonists must sell raw materials to
England
only.

2. Goods purchased by the colonists needed to pass
through England first where they were taxed.

3. All
trade
from colonies must use British ships with
British crews.

• This offered the British several advantages!

1. Peace was kept between British and
Native Americans.

2. Colonists were kept near the
coast
under strong British
control.

3. British could control westward expansion and
fur
trade.
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