Lyla Wassmer, Michaela O'Connor, Kelly Kreuz

Lyla Wassmer, Michaela O'Connor, Kelly Kreuz

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  • We need money for the troops. What are we going to do?!
  • Maybe we can tax the colonists on some popular imported goods.
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  • We need your money, now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Have you heard about the law they passed that molasses is taxed now?
  • I guess we will have to smuggle because we can't afford to pay the taxes.
  • We successfully smuggled the molasses!! Hooray!!!
  • The troops were losing money, so the government decided to start taxing popluar imported goods that the coloinsts used a lot. 
  • But what if the officers find it because they can search anywhere at anytime?!
  • All imported goods were taxed and money was given to the government for the troops. This upset the colonists and sellers.
  • *cries*
  • Oh no! They found out we smuggled the molasses! I wish we didn't have to pay the taxes.
  • Many of the colonists were angry about the taxes put on imported goods, so they started to smuggle to avoid having to pay the taxes.
  • It's all my fault, but I don't want to admit it.
  • It's not all my fault you were the one that helped me smuggle all of the molasses.
  • I told you we should of never smuggled the molasses! It's all your fault we are in jail!
  • Colonists continued to smuggle because they refused to pay the taxes. But this also worried many colonists that they would get caught.
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  • We could be arrested or have everything       confiscated!
  • Officers were allowed to search anywhere at anytime due to the Writs of Assistance. This angered many English people because it destroyed their rights as a colonist. 
  • After the officers found all of the stolen goods, the colonists were either put in Jail, or they had all of their belongings confiscated.
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