History 4b - Parliament Acts 1 Running head: Parliament...

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Parliament Acts 1 Running head: Parliament Acts Allen Brown January 27 th 2010 History 103 American History Pre 1877
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Parliament Acts 2 Road to the Revolution After the Seven Years’ War the British were in a bad way, suffering financially from the great economic hit they had taken from funding the war. Parliament thought that the best solution for this would be to tax the colonies that they had just gained control over in North America. Parliament also believed that they should control the colonies under their laws so they passed many acts which stood to control leadership, expansion, and even made the colonist house the British soldiers. The acts that the British parliament passed and placed on the colonist were seen from two different viewpoints; from the colonists the thought of these acts and taxes were unbelievable and implausible, from the view of the British it seemed only fair to be able to govern their colonies and tax them appropriately. The Sedation Act stated that citizens could be fined or jailed for criticizing elected officials; this was a problem because the colonist had no say in the officials who were elected. The Alien Act
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