Trouble over Taxes

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5th grade socail studies, Britain and Taxes

Parliament

Britain's law-making assembly

Stamp Act

A tax that the British Pariliament placed on newspapers and official documents sold in the American Colonies

No taxation without representation

Otis' claim that states taxes were unjust, insisted only they or their elected representatives had the right to pass taxes, and the parliament had no right to tax them.

Patrick Henry

"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"

Samuel Adams

Founder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence; signed the Declaration of Independence

Sons of Liberty

Organizations that led protests against the Stamp Act and generally resisted the British.

Townshend Act

Tariff or tax on all imported goods from Britain, including wool, paper, tea

Boycott

refusal to buy goods

Daughters of Liberty

An organization formed by women prior to the American Revolution They got together to protest treatment of the colonies by their British Rulers. They began to weave cloth instead of British wool

1765

Stamp Act

1767

Townshend Acts

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