England has violated our natural rights to live life like we want. They have unfairly taxed US!
I hope all this anger over the taxes, especially the tax on tea does not lead to War with England!
The British unfairly taxed the colonists. They taxed them without giving them a representative in Parliament. They felt that this was wrong and violated their natural rights. Eventually, angry colonists surrounded British troops one night in Boston. The results of this meeting just made the colonist not like the British even more.
They are taxing us, and we are mad!!!
I think we may have just started a war!
On April 19th, 1775, the British and the colonists fought at Lexington and Concord, beginning the war that would make America a new country.
Concord April 19th, 1775
The Articles of Confederation were passed by the Second Continental Congress in 1777, but they did not officially bec ome law until all the states had accepted them in 1781. They were a terrible form of government with a weak Federal Government.
I am Ben Franklin. Now some people may say that my brain got fried when I discovered electricity, but believe me... my brain is working correctly! and this new government we created, called the Articles of Confederation, will be awesome!