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Blog Post #1

The Revolutionary movement, at its core, was about the colonists wanting to gain a sense of national identity apart from Britain. The amount of taxations and the right of the Parliament to tax were factors or reasons why the colonists grew a sense for freedom. When the Parliament passed all the taxes on the colonists, they felt weighed down and stressed out. Laws like the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Quartering Act, and the Townshend Act-which put a tax on buying tea- were the major pushing points that made the colonists want to break free. They couldn’t buy anything from anyone other than the British and there was a tax on everything they valued and needed like paper and stamps. The colonists showed multiple signs of wanting independence. Signs in the midst of petitioning, protesting, building Congresses, doing the Boston Tea Party, smuggling tea, and boycotting all British goods should have been eye openers for Britain to see something was coming. The colonists went to their last resort of war to get their point across. If the Parliament had not passed all of those oppressing laws and acts, the Revolutionary movement and the Revolution itself would have taken a while to even be thought of or it wouldn’t have happened at all.

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