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What issues unified but also divided colonists during the Revolution? Why do you believe these issues were important? One of the main causes of the Revolution was the idea of “taxation without representation”. The colonists were not represented in Parliament. Therefore, when the British began to enforce taxes on the colonists in order to pay for the British’s debt that they had acquired during the French and Indian war, the colonists were furious. Taxation was one of the main ideas that really unified the colonists during the Revolution. Although many, if not all, colonists were upset about the taxations, not all of them wanted to separate from England. This is a huge issue that divided the colonists at this time. Just because some colonists didn’t agree with the British, didn’t mean they wanted war. These issues were very important because rather than it being a clean, cut, and dry “Colonists vs. British”, it was “Rebels vs. British.” This opened the possibility of war between the disagreeing colonists. After reading the assigned Voices of Freedom documents this week, answer the following: What are the main threats to and boundaries of freedom during the Revolution? The Revolution did eventually lead to America’s independence, however that truly depends on your definition of independence. The Revolution happened for the white men.

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