Topics: Boston Tea Party, Tea, No taxation without representation Pages: 1 (338 words) Published: December 20, 2012
Colonists were justified in their reaction to British taxation and policies regarding the American colonies. The colonies did not have a say in the laws that Britain was enforcing on them. Even though the British did not do anything unreasonable, it was time for the Americans to fight for their freedom. The colonies themselves were large growing. I believe that it was time for them to break out of Britain’s control and start to fight for their freedom like they did. The colonies did not have a say in the laws that Britain was enforcing on them. People in the colonies were forced to pay taxes for goods such as sugar, paper, and tea. The colonists did not just stand still they stood up for the colony and fought for their rights. One of the ways they did this is the Boston tea party. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. Some people believe that the colonies were not justified. People believe that since Britain was the colonist’s home land they should obey the Britain no matter how harsh the rules were. Even though Britain was the colonies home land the colonies had their own government and could take a part in the decision of their laws. Britain created unfair laws for the colonies without giving the colonies a say. Britain even made a law saying that the people were only allowed to buy British products with the taxes. The colonies were large growing and surely had enough population and experience to become their own country.  They deserved to have much more control over their own government than they had. The colonists were being taxed, and not getting a break. They had fled from Britain to escape religious persecution, and instead were forced to live by laws made by a parliament that didn't have their best interests at heart.
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