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Ten Important Facts

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Ten Important Facts 1. The first successful English colony was established in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia 2. By 1733, thirteen colonies were established in the new world. 3. In theory, the colonies were governed by England. 4. In fact, the colonies were autonomous. 5. The colonies elected their legislatures through the popular vote. 6. When England fought the French and Indian war, the country was nearly bankrupted. In order to replenish its treasury, the British parliament resorted to taxation to raise money. 7. The colonies adopted the slogan, “no taxation without
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Unformatted text preview: representation” to protest England’s measures to raise money. 8. In 1773, colonial patriots dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor to protest England’s 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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