Topic: Economics

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Townshend Act

The Townshend Act imposed a tax on glass, lead, tea, paper, and paints imported from Britain. In response to colonial objections to the Stamp Act, Parliament thought that a tax...
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View of the Custom House

The Customs House in London was the place where tariffs on imported and exported goods were collected. Colonists distinguished between duties on trade, which they accepted, and parliamentary taxes, which...
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Who Was Really Right?

Were the American colonists justified in resisting British policies and breaking away from the rule of Great Britain? To help you make up your own mind, read selected documents from...