American Revolution

American Revolution
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  • We did it! Due to our hard work, we have won!
  • I can finally live out my dream of being a farmer...
  • Oi-nk
  • I mean, we did fight for them...
  • Gentlemen, this war has left us with quite a debt.
  • Woo-Hoo!
  • How about we tax those colonists? 
  • How am I going to be able to pay for all these taxes?
  • Ba-aa
  • First of all, why are there such high taxes on these products? Also why is this sheep here?
  • It is February 1763, the seven years war has just ended with the signing of the treaties of Hubertusburg and Paris! France now has lost all claims to Canada, with Britain taking most claim. This newfound debt would later spark the reason for the Boston Tea Party.
  • Taxation must continue in order to pay off our debt, what if we just charged tax on what they need most?
  • Which is, TEA!
  • This taxation is getting out of hand!
  • Inside of the head offices of Britain, government officials are pondering on what to do with the new found debt due to the seven years war. The newfound idea of the Stamp Act is being put together, which would later turn into the Tea Act.
  • Spill the tea! Spill the tea!
  • We shall spill this tea in honour of the no taxation without representation. 
  • Our story takes us to colonists who seemed frustrated in the British's point of view due to the hassle of the Stamp Act and such high taxation. However the British fought for these colonists. This is where the idea of no taxation without representation first came into thoughts. Which seemed useless to the British.
  • George, grab me my scroll and ink. Some laws must be passed.
  • These colonies need more order!
  • ROOF-ROOF
  • Yes, sir!
  • Panning back to inside the offices, officials are worried about the demands and stubborn colonists. They figured if the colonists were so determined for no taxation they would remove the stamp act and replace it with a much more cunning method, which would later be named the Tea Act.
  • Frustration is overgrowing the colonists, taxation has been removed from all products except the most important item in their lifestyle, which is tea. Which is exactly what the British wanted. The only supplier of tea had become The East Indian company due to the British however, colonists had begun boycotting this brand. Due to all of this, members of the Sons of Liberty decided to dress up as Native Americans and spill 342 cases of Tea into the Boston Harbour.
  • The British were so overwhelmed by the Boston Tea party, it had led them to create a series of laws called the Coercive Acts.
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