One of the most important elements of this debate was furnished by Thomas Paine
it was book (pamphet) that he made
the sugar act
they had wanted people to pay for a tax of sixpence per gallon on non-british sugar.
the new englanders avoided payin the taxes by smuggling things
the french and indian war
The French and British both wanted the Ohio valley.
they fought for 8 years and the indians won
the stamp act
the indian and french fight was expensive for the Britian
George Grenville, the Whig Prime Minister,had the idea that people should have to pay tax to pay some of these expenses.
the townshend acts
CharlesTownshend persuaded Parliament to pass the Townshend Acts
the townshend redefined roles for people ...and the Townshend act was mainly about taxes ..and it was named after a guy named ..that had thought of the idea of the whole thing
the boston tea party
the Parliament passed the Tea Act,
the new regulations allowed the company to sell tea to the colonists at a low prices, lower than the price of smuggled tea, even including the required duty. ...
the intolerable acts
Acts, Bills, and Laws where all part of the intolerable act
Battle of Lexington and Concord
"Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war let it begin here." Captain John Paarker, to his Minute Men on Lexington Green, April 19, 1775.
. The tension was heightened by economic dislocation
the second continental congress
they wore starting toaccept the possibility of independence
The Second Continental Congress was by John Hancock, who replaced the ailing Peyton Randolph, and included some of the same delegates as the first,
the declaration of independence
was wrote during the second continental congress
John handcock was the first to sighn it and he wrote his name the biggest .