Road to Revolution
By: Lindsey Evenson
The Parliament passed the sugar act and the colonists were not at all happy to be taxed by them. The colonists believed that taxing products was a job for the colonial assembly. The reason for this was because the colonial assembly was the only elected part of government, while the Parliament was not. That way if the colonial assembly taxed the colonist, the colonist would technically have had some say in the decision.
Committees of Correspondence
Boston Tea Party
To protest the tea act Charleston, South Carolina would unload the tea and let it rot. New York City and Philadelphia would block the tea ships so they could not get to the docks. All around the colonies the tea act was being protested. It was not the tea act itself that the colonists were protesting against, but the taxes and British policies as a whole. The colonist were very angry about all the taxes they had to pay and policies they had to follow. Because of the French and Indian war, the british were in debt. That is why they were taxing the colonists.
Among reacting to the colonists protests, the british sent Navy ships to block the tea ships from leaving until the colonists payed for all the tea that was dystroyed
Influence on the War
American History Book
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