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Was it right for the British to tax the colonists?

  • British had the right to tax

    Colonist gained things. It was for their protection. Though they had no say in Parliament(idk how to spell) Britain was on the other side of the world. To get there by ship would take a month and they would have to go back another month. Eventually they would just live in britian and then they are not a colonist anymore. Also thr french were in canada and the colonist need protection.

  • They had the right to tax them.

    The Government of Great Britain did have the right to control and regulate the colonists because they were once people of Great Britain so technically they should still follow Great Britain's rules and laws because they are still Great Britain's people. The British also have the right to control and regulate the colonists because according to The Royal Proclamation of 1763, the British Government had the right to the land west of the colonies (which the colonists eventually took over), and therefore the colonists should not be allowed west into the British territory. Finally Great Britain had the right to control and regulate the colonists because Britain was trying to maintain peace, and the colonists were not.

  • The British did have the right to tax the colonists.

    After the French and Indian War plus the Seven Years War in Europe, Great Britain was left with many debts. The King and Parliament thought it was fair to tax the colonists. And, even though the colonists thought that the taxes were unfair, the British citizens in Great Britain had to pay 28 times the amount that the colonists had to pay.

  • Britain DID Have the Right to Tax the Colonies

    Money. What is money? Money is the basis on which everything in this world revolves around. A government needs money to function properly. When Britain spent most of their money on NECESSARY things, such as the French and Indian War, Parliament NEEDED money to survive as a country. All regular British citizens had to pay taxes, and they didn't have a choice, so why should the colonists? The bottom line is: Parliament needed money to survive, and taxing the colonists were the only way they could achieve that.

  • Britain DID Have the Right to Tax the Colonies

    Money. What is money? Money is the basis on which everything in this world revolves around. A government needs money to function properly. When Britain spent most of their money on NECESSARY things, such as the French and Indian War, Parliament NEEDED money to survive as a country. All regular British citizens had to pay taxes, and they didn't have a choice, so why should the colonists? The bottom line is: Parliament needed money to survive, and taxing the colonists were the only way they could achieve that.

  • Yes they had the right

    The colonists were sent from britain meaning they were British subjects and still needed to follow britains laws. They were also in serious debt after fighting the french and indian war because they spent it on supplies for troops to protect the colonies and colonists. If britain didnt send the colonists to america and didnt supply for them and help them get started with the colonies, then they shouldnt be taxed but since Britain sent them, supplied them and helped them when voyaging to america then they have absolutely every right to tax them

  • Yes they were right

    After the French and Indian War the British were in serious debt, because of buying supplies for the soldiers to PROTECT the colonies from the French and Indians. Then on March 22nd, 1765 they made the stamp act a tax on paper from legal documents to playing cards. The money they got was gonna be used toward the troops to protect the colonies near the Appalachian Mountains(they were gonna put 10,000 troops there.) In conclusion the British were right to tax the colonists.

  • Yes the British had the right

    Since the colonists were being controlled by the British the colonists should have been taxed. The fact that they were taxed was not unfair is was the taxes that were put on them was unfair so those who say no and say Parliament was the problem, boo to ye I say

  • The had the right to be taxed

    The colonists were controlled by the British so taxing was needed. However, the way they were tax was unfair. Even the fact that they had no say in Parliament they were owned by the British had rights to tax the colonists. But the amount of taxes was not at all fair

  • The had the right to be taxed

    The colonists were controlled by the British so taxing was needed. However, the way they were tax was unfair. Even the fact that they had no say in Parliament they were owned by the British had rights to tax the colonists. But the amount of taxes was not at all fair

  • No Taxation Without Representation! (Yes I know what that means)

    The Americans already paid hundreds of thousands of dollars during the French and Indian war! They also lost hundreds of colonists in the war. The colonists had no say in Parliament. The Americans didn't want the king telling them what to do. The pilgrims sailed from Britain in search of freedom and to get away from the king. The British put about 20 taxes!

  • The British did not have the right to tax the colonists.

    Unlike the British citizens, the colonists were not represented in the British Parliament. Therefore the colonists have the right to refuse the taxes. Also many of the taxes were passed to raise money for the British officials in the colonies. The colonists never seeked protection from the British. Therefore the British should have never taxed the colonists.

  • No, They shouldn't have Taxed Them

    Trade was restricted to the colonies so how would they get money to pay for the British. Also, they got taxed way more than they should've got in. Plus it was British fault for fighting in the war. They should be the ones paying off the war because they fought.

  • No, They shouldn't have Taxed Them

    Trade was restricted to the colonies so how would they get money to pay for the British. Also, they got taxed way more than they should've got in. Plus it was British fault for fighting in the war. They should be the ones paying off the war because they fought.

  • The British did not have the right to tax the colonists

    The British were earning so much money and the colonists were losing money. How were they supposed to expect that the colonists would be earning money if they're paying SO MUCH tax? The British taxed the people in England so much less than the colonist. Maybe they should tax the colonist, but it wasn't fair that even though they lived farther away that they should pay more tax.

  • The had the right to be taxed

    The colonists were controlled by the British so taxing was needed. However, the way they were tax was unfair. Even the fact that they had no say in Parliament they were owned by the British had rights to tax the colonists. But the amount of taxes was not at all fair

  • No stooped they shouldn't pay

    The colonist didn't have the money and they didn't need the protection from the British soldiers. Besides how were they supposed to make money if Brittany gained more from what the Americans sold there. Not to mention Brittany wouldn't let them trade with other countries. And if God wanted Brittany to win and make America like Canada then god would make that happen but it didn't so suck it

  • Was it righr for the british to tax the colonies

    No because American wanted to do that by themselves. Some of the taxes that the British made were Intolerable Acts . These acts stated that the Brits can have whatever land they want to have. They would not care if the American colonists like this idea or not they need their fair share. Angry colonists began to protest against the British, that meant that they could not do some of the things that they would originally do.

  • No it was through the british parliment.

    They passed the lawes through the British parliment not through the colonist own government.SO it made it wrong for the colonist to be taxed if they had no say in it.And they were british citizens not british subjects.So it wasvery unfair for the British parliment to tax the english colonist.

  • No it was not!!!!!!!!!!

    England had the choice to defend the colonists or not defend the colonists. England chose to defend them and not only that but to pay whatever it took to get France out of the Ohio River Valley. The war debt they are in is their own fault and they should be paying for it themselves not making the colonists pay for it.


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