Revolutionary War



One of the main issues that caused the Revolutionary War was due to unfair taxation policies. Using the resources below, determine the significance of each and how it impacted individuals views on the Revolutionary War.

1.) The American colonies believed in "actual representation" and the British believed in "virtual representation". What is the difference between the two and how did the differences between the two representations affect the course of the taxation that was being placed on the colonies, and how the colonist responded?

2.) What does "no taxation without representation mean"?

Closing Question:

If you lived in the American Colonies during this time period, would you support the phrase "no taxation without representation" and why?

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