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6. We were the middle-class, having sufficient food and shelter for the family. 7. It was in the spring of 1764 when we began to feel oppressed and diminished by the Crown. 8. The foolish Parliament began their annoyance with the Currency Act. It regulated the use of paper money and favored the foreign merchants and creditors. 9. The Parliament and the Prime Minister, George Grenville, followed up with the Stamp Act and , which imposed direct taxes on us colonists for the first time through official documents, newpapers, and almanacs. 10. In 1766, the colonists finally had a voice, the famous native Benjamin Franklin.\\ 11. He and many others objected to the oppressive acts of the Parliament through the “Sons of Liberty” made in 1765, who used public demonstrations, boycott, and violence to ensure that the abroad taxes were enforced.
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12. They burned the records of the vice-admiralty court, lotted the home of the chief justice, and boycotted imports of British merchandise.. 13. The British came back with the damn Declaratory Act, in which parliament retained full power for the 13 colonies. 14. From 1767 to 1775, these manipulating acts continued. 15. We fought against these oppresive taxes, but for every one we shut down, a new one took its place. 16. The Townshend Acts imposed taxes on goods such as glass, paints, lead, paper, and tea, imported into the colonies, to defray imperial expenses. 17. On March 5, 1770, a large rebel mob began a conflict with British soldiers, quickly being called the Boston Massacre.
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