Taxation Without Representation


King George III, after taking the throne of Britian in 1760, began placing many new laws against the colonies that were not beneficial to the Americans. It included acts on imported non-British goods called the Stamp Act and also a Stamp Act that allowed the British to tax newspapers, almanacs, legal documents, dice, and even playing cards! This money earned from the taxes would not go to the colonies, but back to their mother land. It was because of these laws and acts passed by the King on the colonies that was one of the main reasons for Americans to begin their revolution.

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