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Unformatted text preview: British subjects. British subjects were entitled to the right to consent to taxation, but it had not been granted to colonists under the Stamp Act. The Sons of Liberty drew people to get involved in political issues as most ordinary Americans had not been involved previously, and they cre-ated rituals to teach Americans reasons for resistance to the townshend acts. Samuel Adams was a member of The Sons of Liberty that widened the movement among Massachusetts residents. When parliament imposed the Tea Act in on the colonies in May of 1773, it was an attempt to save the East India Tea Company from bankruptcy. Citizens took it as Parliament exercising its right to tax them, and prevented the tea from being uploaded on the ships through the Boston Tea Party, where men dressed as Indians dumped the tea from the ships in response to the taxes....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course HIST 2110 taught by Professor Koontz during the Fall '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
- Fall '08