The British Take Over The Colonists

By: Grace Murray

Thomas O'Neil's opinion on the Patriot's side of the Townshen act

Would you like to get taxed by representatives that you don’t agree with? Well that’s what I’m going through. I’m Thomas O’Neil and my family and I just settled in America. We went out to buy some wool to make clothes and we had to pay taxes the owner told us that the British was in debt because they had spent so much money on supplies for the war against the Indians. The owner also said that the tax was not only on wool it was also on paper, glass, paint, and lead. I am against being taxed if we don’t have any representatives to represent us or fight for the people that are against.

Robert Adam's opinion on the Loyalist's side of the Townshen act

Have you ever gotten taxed before? If you haven’t then you are really missing out because taxes are fun to have especially when the taxes are from the British they tax you on wool, paper, glass, paint, and lead. I’m Robert Adams and I agree with the Townshand act. The Townshand act is when the British became in debt from spending money on supplies for the war against the Indians. In order for them to get money back they put tax on Wool, paper, glass, paint, and lead. Every time you buy one of these items you have to pay extra money. That money goes to the British for them to be able to pay off their debt. I’m Robert Adams and I agree with the Townshand act.

Deceleration of Independence

On July 4th, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was made. This document was made by the Continental Congress and Thomas Jefferson. Also, this document tells all of the colonists that they have freedoms and rights and their equality. One of the main reasons the Declaration of Independence was because Jefferson and the Continental Congress wanted to state that the United States of America was made. The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents ever made because it is about treating everyone equally.

Taxation

“No taxation without representation” is the words the colonists said when the British taxed them on paper which is called the Stamp Act. This phrase means that the British can’t tax them unless the colonists have someone to represent them. Taxes are when you have to pay extra when you buy something like paper, wool, glass paint and lead. When the British taxed the colonists because they were in debt from the French and Indian war so they put taxes on things that the colonists buy.

The American Revolution Picture

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