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What Did The British Do To The Colonists?

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The colonists did not have a say in the British government
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The colonists freedom and rights were taken away the British because of the British Parliament passing acts on them, such as the Sugar act and the Intolerable Acts.
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They taxed, a lot. After the king decided there wasn't enough revenue coming in, he raised the taxes, and created new ones. There was a "stamp" tax, every document, marriage, permit had to be stamped with approval, and that cost money. Also, the Brits raised the tax on tea, which was a very popular drink back then. That is where the famous Tea Party comes in. A bunch of settlers who were fed up with being taxed without their consent (much like today) dressed up (in disguise) like Native Americans, broke into the harbor ships that housed the imported tea from England, and tossed it all overboard.

It all went downhill from there.
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The British collected money from the colonists
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They were taxed
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The British started to tax the Colonists. Their money was being put to an unworthy cause the colonists thought. So they stopped paying the taxes, and stop consuming food. The Britishs food Industry was killed.
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They abolished slavery which the colonists hated as they did not want to give up their slaves on the cotton/tobacco plantations etc. Slaves were free in Britain over a hundred years before the US considered it might be the right thing.

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