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Unformatted text preview: England, If you chuse to tax us, give us Mimbers in your Legislature, and let us be one People (Henretta 137). There was insult added following the Stamp Act with the Quartering Act being passed right after it, forcing colonial governments to provide for British troops stationed there, which meant the colonial governments had to raise more money. In 1767, the Townshend Act (taxes on day-to-day items) followed by the Restraining Act, controlling American representative assemblies, brought the pot to a boil. Things quickly go downhill for the crown, with Benjamin Franklin calling for England to Repeal the laws, renounce the right, recall the troops, refund the money, and return to the old method of requisition (Henretta 145), Americans start to openly protest and get vio...
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- Spring '10