Disagreements on issues such as taxes and internal improvements as well as

Disagreements on issues such as taxes and internal

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Disagreements on issues such as taxes and internal improvements as well as states’ rights versus federal rights derived from this. Actions taken by the English Parliament during the 1760s angered the colonists leading to a series of laws and regulation passed on trades and taxes. One act that dealt with the Colonists views of unfair taxation was the Stamp Act. Britain tried to force the colonists to pay taxes to compensate for the losses after the French and Indian War. The Stamp Act passed in 1765, required the use of special paper bearing an embossed tax stamp for all legal documents. The
colonists felt that this was Britain's way of trying to re-establish their power since the tax was imposed without being discusses prior even though the tax amount was lowered. British East India Company had a monopoly on tea sales in the American colonies. The Tea Act was not intended to anger American colonists, but was meant to be a bailout policy to get the British East India Company out of debt. This led to Coercive Acts. The Coercive Acts were a series of four acts established by the British government. The aim of the legislation was to restore order in Massachusetts and chastise Bostonians for their Tea Party. The members of the Sons of Liberty boarded three British tea ships in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 crates of tea into the water to protest the Tea Act otherwise known as the Boston Port Act. This act proceeded the Massachusetts Government Act, The Administration of Justice Act and The Quartering Act.

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