United States History Question of the Day
Attitudes Toward Taxation
American colonists burned the Gaspee
in 1772 to protest British trade policies
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public
Which of the following would be the most likely argument made by an
colonist for opposing Parliament's taxation in the year 1770?
(A) "the overall tax rates are
higher here in the colonies than in England"
(B) "Parliament does not have the
authority to levy an internal tax on us as colonists"
(C) "British subjects should not
pay taxes of any kind"
(D) "the money raised by taxing
colonies will be spent elsewhere in the British Empire"
(E) "only the Continental Congress
should have the power to administer any form of taxes"
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