No Taxation Without Representation In 1776

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“No taxation without representation.” In 1776, the British parliamentary system had many corrupt politicians that had extremely small electorates, with sometimes less than 100 voters having a say over who gets elected to parliament. In this respect, the British Parliament in 1776 was an extremely unrepresentative body by modern standards, regardless of whether you were a politician or a colonist in America. If the elites with the power in the British Parliament weren 't going to give proportional representation to politicians inside Britain, they certainly weren 't going to give it to some rebellious, self-reliant, upstart colonists thousands of miles away. American colonists believed that a representative assembly should mirror its
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