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    Even though a fully rehabilitated ex-inmate had met all the requirements specified on the voting restoration application, he was still denied the right to vote, and there was no reason provided as to why, and this is dangerous to our democracy because it goes against our American ideals. If we look far back to what led to the start of our democracy, it was the American Revolution, and the American Revolution was led by the 1750s and 1760s slogan “No Taxation Without Representation”. The slogan summarized the primary grievances of American colonists, because they had to pay taxes without representation; similarly, some ex-inmates have to pay taxes without representation. Granted, voting is a right that should only be reserved for those…

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    “Taxation without representation is tyranny!!” The original phrase was “No taxation without representation”. James Otis, lawyer in colonial Mass. , thought that the phrase was not quite right, therefore changed it to “Taxation without representation is tyranny!” The British parliament decided to tax sugar in the colonies in the sugar act. James Otis ,with other colonists, did not agree with the sugar act and started protesting against it. The stamp act had come up partially directly after…

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    their revenues around the 1750s and 60s. England was in major debt from over 80 years of various conflicts and by the end of the French and Indian War, thought it made sense to have the colonies help pay for a war that was fought to protect their homes. Britain also valued the concept of mercantilism, which stated there was a fixed amount of wealth in the world and the more one country gained from their colonies, the less others benefitted. For these reasons, from 1763 to 1776, British…

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    At times of social unrest and governmental injustice, rebellion usually comes up as a pretty good idea. This is the basic idea of what happened a little while before America truly became America. The monarchy of Britain was placing taxes on colonists, forcing soldiers into their lives and homes, and belittling their lives and rights as a whole. It's pretty blatantly obvious that the people of colonial America were justified in rebelling against the British. "Taxation without representation" was…

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    was a change of attitude and manner in him as Malcolm humbly acknowledged Hewes. Not only had Malcolm changed, he addressed the lower sort as one of the same. "Hewes ' mood was one of triumph as Malcolm had been taught a lesson. The issue for Hewes was respect for the poor, honest citizen who was standing up for a child (51). As for the war, Hewes shared some of the events preceding his deployment; however, he also experienced a small sense of change concerning his rank among others. While…

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    Colonial Period; The Best Period 1776 is known as the year we were granted freedom from Great Britain, but it is also known as the year congress renamed the nation. Traveling back to the colonial period and getting to experience the making of the United States of America would be a wonderful opportunity. Many things made the year 1776 so important. One important thing that happened was the signing and passing of the Declaration of Independence. If it wasn’t for that we could still be under…

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    Sharon Wu Prof. West History 7A October 16, 2014 No Taxation without Representation The Seven Years War, a global conflict known in America as the French and Indian War, took place on May 15, 1756. This war brought to England more land in America and any English Subjects living in America had more land and more money. However, the outcome of the war was not only a victory to Great Britain but also debt to the country. As the name described, the war lasted seven years and for seven years, a…

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    American Colonies Dbq

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    America and England had intertwined economies that supported each other with things such as land expansion, but separated due to their conflicting ideas on the American value of economic freedom of the taxation of the colonies. During the French and Indian War, England expanded American land by seizing French and Indian territory. A map of territorial change shows the difference in land owned before and after the French and Indian War and the Treaty of Paris. England claimed much more land past…

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    have always been closely connected to Britain. However, with the recent events like high taxation with no representation, I know it is time to seek independence so this unjust treatment ends. We have tried to confront Britain about their unjust treatment to no avail. They seem to hold no value in their connection to the colonies, yet they do not realize our product will still sell without them. So to get the fair treatment we deserve, it is necessary to seek independence from Britain.…

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    Colonial Taxation

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    If only we had a voice. Taxation without a vote in English parliament appears to be the driving factor in the wedge driven between England and Colonies in the 17th and 18th century. Between the induction of the Navigation Acts and the implementation of the other taxation acts to regain lost revenue from the French and Indian War was mostly a salutary neglect period where the British government mostly let the Colonists govern themselves. With the death of King George II and the raise of King…

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