The beginning started with The "House of Burgesses" when they first met at Jamestown in 1619. [Document 2] Here they met in reference to the Virginia Plan and making improvements like regarding tobacco's profit. Although, minor adjustments were made such as who they traded with, changing prices, getting more workers, etc. So, in the colonial period changes were made to better money and power. It was to keep control and order over the colony by proceeding in actions that were bettering the government.
Then the amount of important products grew over the period. Now stamps, tea, wars needing soldiers, sugar and more. There were complaints in 1765 about taxation that could damage England. [Document 4] There began to be taxes put on stamps, tea and currency. All of which were personal gain in the beginning. "Taxation without Representation," as most people said, however changes occurred.
In 1770, Britain and America went into battle for America's freedom from the British hand. The British rule and the total amount of taxes/money they wanted were not only for personal wealth, but to keep America poor. "It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is