Colonial Taxes Comic Strip by: Phoenix Ogle


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  • Quartering Act
  • Right away.
  • Woman, bring me some dinner right now!
  • The Writs of Assistance.
  • Coming. Stupid Writs of Assistance.
  • Open up immediately or else we will break down this door and arrest you in the name of the crown!
  • The Sugar Act
  • Thought the tax is small there is now way I want to pay taxes in the first place.
  • This Sugar Act, blimey, is causing me great discomfort.
  • The Quartering Act forced colonist to house, feed, and bed British troops in the colonies. This caused lost of shock because no one liked the British soldiers in the first place.
  • The Stamp Act
  • My playing cards are also being taxed. I also feel bad for the lawyers who have to pay for the taxed papers.
  • This stupid Stamp Act. All my newspapers are being taxed for no proper reason.
  • The Writs of Assistance allowed British soldiers to barge in and search someone's home for smuggled goods. Colonist felt that this violated the constitution and argued greatly about it.
  • The Declaratory Act
  • Its time to show the colonies who is the boss. There is no way now they can protest this act.
  • The British are treating us like slaves! They now make an act to control us with an iron fist!
  • The Sugar Act actually made molasses cheaper but the colonist did not want to pay taxes in the first place. Colonist boycotted the sugar and other goods made with sugar.
  • Townshend Acts
  • Theres a new tax on class ma'am. I sorry but everything in here is a lot more expensive.
  • Nooooooooooo! This can't be. My hunband needed glass, now I have to pay a tax on it.
  • The Stamp Act made all paper products require a stamp showing the tax had been paid. Colonist burned papers and tormented stamp collectors.
  • Declared that British Parliament had complete power to make and enforce laws against the colonist and to maintain power over the colonist.
  • The Townshend Acts were made to collect revenue on imported goods. Colonist also boycotted these goods.
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