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Unformatted text preview: representation to protest Englands measures to raise money. 8. In 1773, colonial patriots dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor to protest Englands taxation policy. 9. On September 4, 1774, the colonies convened the First Continental Congress to force England to recognize the autonomy of the colonies. 10. When fighting broke out between the colonies and England, the colonies appointed George Washington, the future first president of the United States, as the commander of the revolutionary army....
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