US History Project
By zoecone, Updated
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He looks very suspicious!
I hope they don't notice me!
Straight to jail!
Why must they sleep in MY house?
"He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures."
"For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury"
"For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us"
The King sent his military to monitor and keep the colonists in check. There was not conflict or reason for them to be there, but they still had the power to arrest and punish the colonists.
If a colonist was accused of breaking the law, they could send him straight to jail or parliament without a trial in the colonies. The colonists could be punished for nothing!
The military that the king sent, stayed in the colonists houses. The colonists had no choice but to house them, feed them, and provide transportation. This was outrageous and an invasion of their privacy!
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