The Stamp Act Congress held in New York City, was the first significant joint
colonial .... The Molasses Act had imposed a tax of 6 pence per gallon (equal to £
3.71 today) on foreign ... Althou...
Jul 3, 2012 ... Massachusetts imposed an embryonic income tax in 1634 in the form of a "faculty
" tax. ... while New Englanders were only paying between 1 and 2 percent of their
... of the crown's eight million subjects, while American local and colonial ... The
first shock came in 2009, when one-party rule by Democratic ...
Two ideas in particular had taken root in American colonists by the mid-18<sup>th</sup>
century ... as a shock when Britain after 1763 tried to strengthen grip on the
colonists ... Parliament passed laws to regulate the mercantilist system; the first of
these, the ... 1765, Grenville imposed the most odious measure of all: a stamp tax
, to raise ...
This essay reviews the first century of colonial taxation in America. ... After an
initial period of high mortality, the colonists soon acclimated to their new
circumstances. ..... For several brief periods, Massachusetts imposed a “tonnage
duty” of 1s. per .... The colonial governor of New York warned the English Crown
in 1688 that ...
Parliament's first direct tax on the American colonies, this act, like those passed ...
the Assembly soon agreed to contribute money toward the quartering of troops. ...
After a leading New York Son of Liberty issued a broadside attacking the New ...
of the Crown, essentially eliminating the Massachusetts charter of government.
Actually, the rebels had no idea, nor any intention of establishing a new and
separate ... After all, the colonies had been all but ignored by England since they
were ... only the right of Parliament to demand taxes, but also their duty to raise
money for the Crown. ..... The Townshend Acts first involved the old Navigation
In the aftermath of the French and Indian War, Britain needed a new imperial
design, ... But here the Crown came into conflict with the interests of the colonies.
... Both the duty imposed by the Sugar Act and the measures to enforce it caused
... the first intimation of "taxation without representation," the slogan that was t...
The British colonists of mainland North America had great hopes for the future in
1763, ... The Sugar Act imposed duties on certain imports not, as in the past, to
affect the ... The Stamp Act levied entirely new excise taxes (like sales taxes) in
America on .... Soon states began to replace their first constitutions, building on
Apr 15, 2006 ... The rallying cause against taxation by the Crown was at first a confused ... The
colonists first argued that internal taxes, like stamp taxes, were bad, but .... of
Massachusetts fame said the Sugar Act imposed "enormous taxes, ...... Soon after
the Whiskey Rebellion was crushed, another tax revolt erupted on ...
But it was the Crown's attempt to tax tea that spurred the colonists to action and
laid ... to pay taxes imposed by a Parliament in which they had no representation.
... shipments of tea to Philadelphia and New York the ships were not allowed to
land. ... When I first appeared in the street after being thus disguised, I fell in with...