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Were The Colonists Justified In Demanding Their Rights

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I do think that the colonists were justified in demanding their rights. Colonists originally came to America to escape the tyranny of the British government upon them. With the imposition of the multiple decrees, such as the Revenue/Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, and Coercive Acts, from the British government, the colonists believed that their English rights had been violated. Ultimately, the colonial government wanted the sole right to govern and tax its own people. 1 The colonists felt like they were not well represented in Parliament. They wanted to be physically represented, while British subjects argued that the colonists were already virtually represented, which represented all British subjects, wherever they were.2 With
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