The Sugar Act

The Sugar Act

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  • We must do something, and we must do it quickly.
  • Britan fell into lots of debt anf desperately needed a way to raise money.
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  • Well, I.. uh, I suppose we could tax the colonists.
  • Uh, sir, we are in a heavy amount of debt...
  • CITY HALL COUNCIL MEETING
  • Britan decided to impose the Sugar Act which taxed colonists for the use of sugar, molasses, coffee, wine, ect.
  • THE SUGAR ACT
  • My council and I have had a very tough time deciding what we shall do about our debt due to the war, and we have decided it would be best to impose a tax on the colonists. This taxt will be labled as the Sugar Act.
  •  THOSE STUPID TAX CLLECTORS ARE COMING HERE NEXT!!
  • Please sir, PLEASE!!
  • The colonists fell into poverty, and struggled to provide for their families due to the taxes. The colonists were enraged.
  • Please sir... I am a single, pregnant mother and I must provide shelter for my two children.
  • We must collect the money by 3pm sharp. Otherwise, you will be evicted from your home by dusk.
  • THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!!
  • In reaction to the Sugar Act, the colonists began smuggling goods, and a lot of theft took pace during the time of the Sugar Act.
  • These wealthy snobs will never know what hit 'em!
  • The British are absolutely foolish if they think they can place an outrageous tax on us colonists, and get nothing but respect in return!
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