Lessen tax burden on those of mother country In response colonists protested

Lessen tax burden on those of mother country in

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Lessen tax burden on those of mother country In response colonists protested through: Crowd action Mob violence Boycotts Outright refusal Taxation and Representation Colonists feel that they don’t have enough say in Parliament American leaders viewed the British Empire as association as equals British government still has authority over the colonies Britain changes policy, but still need money Sugar Act- 1764 Britain imposed a tax on importing sugar-based products British did this to restrict trade between colonies and french, dutch, and spanish colonies Threatened the profits of colonial merchants and aggravated an economic recession Restricting free trade Colonists began to protest Quartering Act- 1765 Colonists were forced to house and feed british troops British viewed that troops were there to protect borders and collect taxes To colonists show of force for marshall law Protest this act by refusal to house and feed troops England will suspend colonial government where the colonies won’t comply Stamp Act- 1765 A direct tax on anything that is printed The act was wide reaching and affect every free colonist Opposition to the Stamp Act was the first great drama of the Revolutionary era The sons of liberty Led by Samuel Adams Where crowd violence was much more common and widespread Stamp Act Crisis Crowd action against tax collectors, would often turn violent The stamp act congress met in 1765 to endorse Virginia’s house of burgesses’ resolutions Supported by Patrick Henry Resolutions stated: colonists enjoyed the same liberties, privileges, vote, and immunities Still careful to admit their subordination to Britain Merchants throughout the colonies supported a colonial boycott Parliament repeals the tax First major cooperative action by the North American Colonies
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Declaratory Acts 1766 Stamp Act repealed due to widespread colonial resistance Pass the declaratory acts A response to the colonists assertion that parliament doesn’t have the right to tax the colonies due to lack of representation Parliament's authority is the same in colonies as it is in the mother country.
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