Tuesday, September 26, 2006

All or Nothing!: Taxation without Representation

The American colonies almost reached their boiling point when they discovered that they were being taxed by the British without the representation of the Parliament. They were paying their money to a government that didn't do for them in return. According to the Parliament, the Americans' best interests were in their hands. However, the colonies' perception was quite the contrary.

The American colonies desired virtual representation. They demanded the Parliament to truly represent them if they were going to continuosly pay their taxes to the government. I admire the colonies for taking a stand when they felt justice was not being served.It took a concerted effort among these people to give rise to a change that would play a significant role throughout their daily lives.


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