This seemingly win-win scenario, however, did not work out as the British hoped. The act angered the colonial merchants who would not be East India Company agents and who would no longer be able to profit from smuggling. Many other colonial Americans viewed the law within the context of nearly a decade of resistance to imperial regulation and the ideology of republicanism. These individuals believed that the granting of any monopoly--even one that lowered prices--would corrupt... [continues]
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