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A suite of annotated records when it comes to the yank Revolution, together with speeches, autobiographical textual content, and proclamations.

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The Townshend Revenue Act . . 25 The Intolerable Acts . . 37 Edmund Burke . . 49 The English (also called British) focused their early efforts on the Atlantic Coast. It was English businessmen, not the nation of Great Britain, who paid for the settlement of Roanoke (1585) and Jamestown (1607) in Virginia, and Plymouth Colony (1621) in Massachusetts. By the time the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, there were thirteen such settlements, or colonies. For more than 140 years, the colonies and Great Britain, the “mother country,” shared strong bonds of friendship and business, based on a common language and customs and a profitable trade relationship.

And for and upon every pack of playing cards, and all dice, which shall be sold or used . , the several stamp duties following (that is to say) For every pack of such cards, the sum of one shilling. And for every pair of such dice, the sum of ten shillings. And for and upon every paper, commonly called a pamphlet, and upon every news paper . . and for and upon such advertisements as are herein after mentioned, the respective duties following (that is to say) For every such pamphlet and paper contained in half a sheet, or any lesser piece of paper .

This was only partially true. While fighting in America in the French and Indian War, British soldiers had been entertained by wealthy colonials. From this, the soldiers had gotten the impression that all Americans were wealthy. ) In 1764, Grenville convinced Parliament to pass small taxes on sugar imported into the colonies. These taxes were paid by merchants and ship captains and so did not fall directly on the colonists. The following year, Parliament passed the Stamp Act. As the tax burden upon the colonists was really rather small, Parliament expected no complaints.

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