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Reasons That the Colonies Went to War With England VS 5a. The English Viewpoint. The King ran England’s government. Parliament: The legislative branch of England’s government.
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The English Viewpoint • The King ran England’s government. • Parliament: The legislative branch of England’s government. • Parliament believed that they should run the government in the colonies, and that the colonists should have to pay taxes.
The Colonist Viewpoint • There were 13 colonies at the time of the Revolution. • The Committees of Correspondence allowed communication between them. • Colonists believed that they should get to run their own government, and that they should not have to pay taxes to England.
Taxation in the Colonies • Taxation Money that people have to pay to the government. • The Stamp Act was put on the colonies by Parliament and taxed anything made on paper. • Colonists boycotted, or refused to buy, paper goods from England. • Colonists wanted to have a say in the way the government was run, or representation, if they had to pay taxes.
Declaration of Independence • Written by Thomas Jefferson. • Said people should run their own government, not the king. • Said people should be able to find “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”. • Liberty: Synonym for Freedom
Other Vocabulary to Know Militia: An army made up of volunteers that usually have little or no military training.