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Rachel Romm Mrs. Dolan US History I AP 19 November 2008 What should George Grenville do? If I were George Grenville, the British Treasury Minister in 1763, I would enforce a small tax on the American colonies, impose a slightly larger tax on prosperous colonies such as the Caribbean and India, and I would cut back on unnecessary government spending, in order to cut the national debt. Since the American colonies contribute the least to the British taxes and they would be on the brink of a rebellion if they were taxed because they believe that they have no representation – in order to make things fair, they should receive a minor tax, such as a 2% tax on exports. This would result in having profit come from the American colonists yet not angering them. I would also impose a tax on the Caribbean and India because those regions are rich in moneymaking resources such as sugar and tea and the wealthy business owners of these plantations will not be affected much by the tax because of their affluent commerce. This tax
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