The Sugar Act- Taxation Without Representation

The Sugar Act- Taxation Without Representation

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  • Are these the barrels of molasses? 
  • Emanuel and Zadock are two British officers that are guarding the molasses from the colonists. Even though the Bristish lowered their tax on molasses,colonists do not like that the British are taxing them. 
  • Yes, Emanuel! How many times do I have to tell you that we are guarding the molasses barrels from the colonist smugglers?!
  • Eli eventually convinced Benjamin to smuggle molasses with him. Even though Britain lowered tax on molasses, many colonists still did not like it because there was no representation by the other colonists for their taxes. 
  • Hey, come with me and let's go smuggle some molasses tonight! I am so sick of paying British taxes!!! 
  • But wouldn't that be stealing? I don't know. I don't like these taxes, but the British just lowered them. So maybe we should pay them? 
  • Emanuel and Zadock caught Eli and Benjamin trying to smuggle molasses and get out of paying British taxes. 
  • Hey! Why are you guarding the molasses? 
  • The only way to get molasses is by paying the taxes! 
  • Why are you trying to smuggle it, colonists?
  • AHHHH!!! Let's get out of here!!!!!
  • After narrowly escaping the British authorities, the two colonists eventually agreed to pay the tax. They did not want to cause any more trouble with Britain's authorities. 
  • No we are not paying the tax, because the colonists, including us, are not represented!
  • Yes, but if we don't pay the tax we will end up in serious trouble with the British authorities!
  • Eli and Benjamin eventually end up buying the molasses and paying the reduced tax that Britain set. They walked off into the distance hoping that one day they will be represented when paying taxes. 
  • Thank you for buying the molasses and paying the  tax!!! The British appreciate it!
  • Yes, but I hope someday us colonists will have taxation with representation. 
  • Sooner rather than later, Americans were represented when they were taxed. That made Americans much more willing to pay taxes. 
  • THE END! 
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