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Wednesday
Jul032019

No Taxation Without Representation

Britain had to pay for the French and Indian War and, through things like the Stamp Act, were raising taxes on American Colonists to do it. The colonists didn't think it was fair that they could be taxed when their voices weren't even being heard by the British- they weren't being represented. The cry of "no taxation without representation" took hold in the American Colonies, and the idea that people deserved to be heard by their government was one that would change the world.

 

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Tax Stamps from the tax act of 1765

This cartoon by Benjamin Franklin was popular when protesting the Stamp Act to symbolize colonial unity against the British. It was sometimes printed saying "Unite or Die." You can read more about it here

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