Colonists In Response To Taxation

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This essay focuses on the appropriate action of the colonists in response to taxation imposed by the British crown. During the American Revolution, a series of laws were approved during 1763 to 1775 to control trade. Not only did the legislation caused a lot of chaos between the American colonists and the British government, but also there were certain events that led up to taxation. The occurrences were the British crown views on the taxation, and the reaction of the colonies in response to the taxation that was imposed by the British Government. It is clear that in 1760 King George the III of England needed to find a Prime Minister that he could rely on to find a solution to handle the debt accrued during the seven year war. In addition,…show more content…
The British crown felt that the Sugar Act was a resourceful means to tax the colonies. In 1765 Prime Minister George Grenville came up with what he felt would be an even better solution to the debt, which he introduces to the British crown which was the Stamp Act of 1765. According to Roark, Johnson, Cohen, Stage, & Hartman (2014), the stamp act was a way of putting taxes on anyone that use anytype of certified document, whether it was a court document, licenses, wills, are even the use of newspapers (p.141). The British custom believes that taxes were seen as an award that was given to the King are Queen and presented by a spokesman on behalf of the…show more content…
In 1765, Prime minister Grenville introduce the Stamp Act passed by the British crown, and this act prompted the beginning of a lot of resentment from the colonists. For the colonists perspective, it was more than a political argument since every person in the colonies made their living by the use of paper products was affected by the Stamp Act. Not surprisingly, the colonist at this point were trying to decide if they would comply with the new laws. Also, there was a debate regarding whether the colonists were virtually represented by the highest legislature of government whom Prime Minister Grenville felt confident they were. The colonist disputed the fact and asserted that only direct representative had the authority to tax the American colonies. Besides in 1765, Patrick Henry of Virginia came up with several solution to the Stamp Act, but only four of them were passed. On August 15, 1765, a organization by the name of Sons of Liberty was a group of American Patriots who did not agree with the extreme measures the British was taking against the colonist by use of taxation. Several riots and street demonstration was headed by the sons of Liberty to bring some type of resolution. As Roark, Johnson, Cohen, Stage, & Hartman (2014) noted that a resolution in 1766 to the Stamp Act was revoke
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