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The Road to Independen18

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The Road to Independence Rebellion that made a  new  nation Both the duty imposed by the Sugar Act and the measures to enforce it caused  consternation among New England merchants. They contended that payment of even  the small duty imposed would be ruinous to their businesses. Merchants, legislatures,  and town meetings protested the law.  Colonial lawyers protested "taxation without  representation," a slogan that was to persuade many Americans they were being  oppressed by the mother country. Later in 1764, Parliament enacted a Currency Act "to prevent paper bills of credit  hereafter issued in any of His Majesty's colonies from being made legal tender." Since  the colonies were a deficit trade area and were constantly short of hard currency, this 
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Unformatted text preview: measure added a serious burden to the colonial economy. Equally objectionable from the colonial viewpoint was the Quartering Act, passed in 1765, which required colonies to provide royal troops with provisions and barracks. THE STAMP ACT A general tax measure sparked the greatest organized resistance. Known as the "Stamp Act," it required all newspapers, broadsides, pamphlets, licenses, leases, and other legal documents to bear revenue stamps. The proceeds, collected by American customs agents, would be used for "defending, protecting, and securing" the colonies....
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  • Fall '10
  • deficit trade area, law.  Colonial lawyers, New England merchants., general tax measure, greatest organized resistance.

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