British Taxation without Representation

British Taxation without Representation

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  • The SUGAR ACT 1764
  • All right, were in some SERIOUS debt from that war we just fought, so what I'm gonna do is tax you people to pay for that.
  • What?! You guys literally said that we couldn't settle on some of the land you fought for! This is fricking Taxation without Representation!
  • The STAMP ACT 1765
  • Well then Mr. Bossy-pants, get ready for some rebellion!
  • Guys, I don't have the money  to pay 10 shilling every time I  buy anything paper! That's insane! 
  • Well to bad! We need the money for our wages! So pay up bub. Also, were defending you anyway.
  • What?! Why are you asking me to leave my house? Theres like, a castle up ahead from here that has way more room!
  • The QUATERING ACT 1765 (2 days later after Stamp Act)
  • Get out of the house bub! And leave all your stuff inside to! Our men need food stat! 
  • British Parliament decides to start taxing colonists for the debt the British owe because of the war they decided to fight. The British Parliament taxed the colonists by making them pay three pence (the equivalent of 4 cents in dollars) for every pound of sugar they bought.
  • The TOWNSHEND ACT(s) 1767
  • Hey, stop this protest!!!!
  • British Parliament have mostly recovered from the debt they owe, but not completely. Plus, they want  to send troops to the colonies to defend against the French, so they need more money. So, the British Parliament taxed the colonist by making them pay 10 shillings (the equivalent of 8 cents and 7 tenths of a cent in dollars) for a stamp for any paper product. This led to conflict and outrage among the colonist, so rebellions popped up,  there purpose to destroy the stamps made by Britain that were imported via ships. This pressured the British Parliament to repeal the act a year later.
  • The TEA ACT 1773
  • Hey! Stop right there! Those crates are property of the East India Tea Company!!
  • British Parliament have put the STAMP ACT into place to pay the soldiers, but what good will that do if the soldiers aren't clothed or fed or housed? This is where the QUATERING ACT comes into play. People were forced to give up there homes or business areas for soldiers. This was also so they could keep the peace in the city. But where would the people go? Thus causing more unrest.
  • The COERCIVE ACT(s) 1774
  • All right, stop resisting British rule! Were in charge now!
  • Somehow, the British have not recovered from their debt from the war, as well as paying their soldiers, and now that their STAMP ACT has failed, they need a new source of revenue. So the British Parliament decided to tax the colonist on things like paper, glass, paint, and tea. This caused more unrest.
  • Fellow colonists, we must boycott the products from Britain! Why, this morning, a shopkeeper... 
  • This act wasn't about taxing the colonists, but to help the East India Tea Company. The East India Tea Company was one of the biggest,if not thee biggest, tea company in Britain. The British parliament gave that company a monolply on tea in the colonies. This made the colonists angry, and this is why they wouldn't ship the tea or buy the tea, and sometimes they would either send a ship back to England, or just leave the tea to rot. Oh, and the Boston tea party happened.
  • The COERCIVE ACTs were put into place after the Boston Tea.  The COERCIVE ACTs put a harsher Quartering Act into play, banned the Massachusetts legislature, and banned the Boston harbor. 
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