The Tolerable And Stamp Act Of 1776

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“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, “-Declaration of Independence-1776. As an established Democracy, the government is countervailing these ideas established by the founding fathers which is, that the government should rule accordingly for the people. It has been over 250 years since the Intolerable and Stamp acts were put in effect to the American colonists. These colonists shed blood, in order to obtain equal representation. In modern day, many of these problems remain present when it comes to voting, taxation and laws that are implemented by the U.S government which have stirred up a similar upheaval similar to those decrees that infuriated American colonists, Lobbyist, big …show more content…

After the victory, Britain had an abundance of territories to control. War is extremely expensive and Britain was in debt. Today, America also in debt because of the War effort and the amount is approximately $16.3 Trillion. It all began with Britain was enacting legislation that was imposed on the colonists both economic and political in an effort to raise revenue to pay their debt. There were enforcements of the Navigation Laws, Proclamation act of 1763s, Quartering Act of 1765 and the famous Stamp Act of 1765. This idea “no taxation without representation” was one of the grievances of the colonists. The colonists were angry that they had no representative in the English Parliament speaking for the American colonists. What this stamp act of 1765 did was it required colonists to use stamped paper to certify payment of taxes on goods like newspapers, legal documents, and diplomas. They weren't willing to pay taxes imposed by the British House of Commons, as they were not represented there. The British argued that there was “Virtual Representation” which was that all British politicians represented all British subjects. This “unfairness” led to the Boston Tea party which led to the Intolerable Acts and other rough legislation which ultimately led to the American Revolution. “Taxation” stands for the money that is taken from the paycheck to pay for school, roads, police …show more content…

government policy,” while average citizens — the people in “We, the People” — “have little or no independent influence”. This study demonstrates how public opinion does not affect the decisions made by the U.S government. Another recent study by researchers at Yale and UC Berkeley found that members of Congress were four times as likely to take a meeting with a prospective donor as with a regular constituent. This represents a small population, which demonstrates that the majority of Americans have no authority when policies or any other government act are being implemented. Everyone living in the United States or its territories is subjected to federal taxation, even though they have no direct representation in Congress. Judson Berger argues that “Whereas colonists back then were revolting against, among other things, unfair tax policies, the impetus now lies in federal spending and intervention that many fear will lead to a crushing tax burden”. Washington is filled with “Lobbyist” whom make use government officials for their best interest. Many Lobbyist, were previous government official, therefore they have great knowledge on how the government works and have personal connections in Washington. Career politicians must do whatever they can to

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