Road to the Constitution

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Road to the Constitution Home Rule Colonists had a lot of power. They were very democratic, passing laws and implementing taxation. British took care of foreign affairs and security, meanwhile colonists took care of domestic affairs Decline of Home Rule The Revenue Act (British tax molasses and sugar) The Quartering Act (Colonists had to house and feed British soldiers) The Stamp Act (British placed a tax on all printed documents, newspapers, playing cards, legal paper, etc) o The British were infringing and violating the Colonists domestic affairs and the taxes were going to England and not them. This was to pay off British debt from the 7-year war. Reaction of Colonists o Boston Tea Party dumped tea into the harbor, because it was being taxed and they were pretty much throwing away money. o Boston Port Act: Boston harbor was closed and it dissolved the Massachusetts government Colonial protestors were put on trial in England, in addition to British soldiers that
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