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Unformatted text preview: Nydia Elise Hernandez History 2111 Peicuch 7 Oct 2009 Readings/Discussions Kennedy 129-138 Benjamin Franklin Testifies Against the Stamp Act In this reading Benjamin Franklin testifies before the House of Commons on the details of the Stamp Act. Many questions are asked to him which cover the reasoning of the stamp Act and why many Americans do not like the tax and what will happen if it is not repealed. I thought it very smart of Mr. Franklin to already have some questions planted in the committee so that he could make sure that their cause was seen in the light they wanted it to be. The way it seemed to m e is that Mr. Franklin seemed to be very sure of himself and represented the colonies and Americans very well. Philadelphia threatens tea men This reading is a letter from Philadelphia to the captain of a ship that is carrying tea from the East India Company. The Philadelphians do not want this tea because it is taxed by parliament, so they sent a letter out to the ship to warn them that if they come into the harbor their ship cargo and men are likely to...
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