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Tyranny In the colonies
Tyranny In the colonies A story of the Revolution
“In 1662 King Charles granted a charter to Connecticut colony giving the colonists the rights to make their own lows. (Spear pg70) In 1687 King James Wanted Parliament to make lows for the colonists. Assemblies elected by the colonists made lows, set taxes and raised companies of troops called militia to deafened the colony. (Carter Pg,8)”
“In 1765 British parliament could make lows for the colonists. The king needed money to pay of the French and Indian war debt. So he made lows to tax the colonists. (Harcourt pg 226)”
“The king started The sugar act in 1764 (Harcourt pg272)” this tariff angered the colonists but the thing that bothered them more than any thing was that they had no say in the new law”. (Harcourt pg,272) The King and British parliament and the British citizens all had a say in the passing of new British laws. Un like the British citizens the colonists could not elect law makers… But Parliament was fast at pouting the colonists in their place. (Harcourt pg,263)
“The stamp act was another blow to the colonists Democratic ideals. The colonists had been practicing self- government, separate from the king for 100 years (p.263) “They collected their taxes to pay for services in the colonies.”
(January,6) the stamp act had colonists pay for a stamp that showed they had paid the tax for what ever paper they had peachiest such as books, paper, playing cards, and newspaper.
The King and parliament added these new laws to show they were still the boss of the colonists.
(Harcourt pg 277) The stamp act congress met to get the Act repealed. Things got better but Then King George III dropped the bomb. The dreaded tea act. Tyranny ran threw the minds of many. No taxation without representation were the famous words spoken by patriot James odes.
(Harcourt pg,224) Thus came
“The colonists did not get to elect representatives in British parliament, there fore they did not have any say in the new tax laws that they were being forest to pay. The tea act of 1765, was the last straw. The congress sent an appeal to King George III suggesting parliament get rid of all the unconstitutional laws controlling America.
Tyranny ran throw the minds of many.
No taxation without representation were the famous words spoken by patriot James Odis. ( Harcourt ,pg224) Thus came the Boston tea party were patriots known as the sons of liberty disguised as Indians so no one would know who they were threw all the tea over the side of the ship it was stored on. All the tea leaves turned the water the color of the tea.
2 years later on the Lexington green the first shot of the revolution the first shot of a new nation was the shot that would ignite a long and bloody war the would cost thousands of lives and last tell 1781 in Yorktown.
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