Taxes - Led by Samuel Adams Stamp tax collectors resigned...

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Sugar Act Molasses Act Stamp Act Direct Internal Act Transfer of taxing power from colonial popular assemblies and to Parliament Difficult economic time Particularly visible tax Fell heavily on influential people o Lawyers were subject to the Stamp Act more commonly. Legal documents, News Papers all had the stamp act on them. o Anything from Playing cards to Licenses had the stamp act. Threatened autonomy of the colonies Patrick Henry Virginia Resolutions It was in Virginia the Stamp Act was stated unconstitutional Only Virginia House of Burgesses has the power to tax Virginians Virginians believed that England had no right to tax the colonies o England however stated they ran an Empire Parliament and could tax any part of the British Empire they pleased. Patrick Henry introduced a 7 part document over the debate at May 29 th 1765. o Only the Virginia House of Burgesses has the right to tax Virginia. o The Stamp Act is No in Void and need not be abade. Sons of Liberty
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Unformatted text preview: Led by Samuel Adams Stamp tax collectors resigned Committees of Correspondence Stamp Act Congress October 7-25, 1765 in New York City Colonial Participation Moderates vs. Radicals A Declaration of the rights and grievances of the Colonies o The Colonists are not yet unified. The Radicals led by Samuel Adams are angry but are outweighed by the moderates. Stamp Act Repeal The Stamp Act was ruled out and declared unconstitutional. Declaratory Act (March 1, 1766) Went almost unnoticed by colonists Says Parliament has the right to legislate to the colonies There are no restrictions on Parliament whatsoever Townshend Acts (June 29, 1767) Charles Townshend Proposes a series of import taxes on common items External taxes acceptable? o Lead o Glass o Paper o Tea Tax money to go toward paying salaries of royal governors and judges and for military costs o Undermines the authority of popular assemblies....
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