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IV Battle of Boston A On June 17 1775 two battles occurred One battle on Bunker Hill the other at Breed Hill The two battles resulted in a combined 1054 British Deaths and fewer than 450 colonist deaths On June 17 1775 the Battle of Bunker Hill took place It is one of the most important colonial victories in the US War for Independence Fought during the Siege of Boston it lent considerable encouragement to the revolutionary cause This battle made both sides realize that this was not going to be a matter decided on by one quick and decisive battle The battle of Bunker Hill was not just an event that happened overnight The battle was the result of struggle and hostility between Great Britain and the colonies for many years Many of the oppressive feelings came as a result of British laws and restrictions placed on them It would not be true to say that the battle was the beginning of the fight for independence It is necessary to see that this was not a rash decision that occurred because of one dispute but rather the seeds sown to precipitate this battle were planted a long time ago and had just burst forth Perhaps two of the most notable injustices as perceived by the colonists were the Stamp Act and the Intolerable Acts The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament to raise money for repaying its war debt from the French and Indian War The Act levied a tax on printed matter of all kinds including newspapers advertisements playing cards and legal documents The British government was expecting protest as result of the tax but the level of outcry they received The colonists were so angry because they had no voice in Parliament which passed the law thus came the famous cry No taxation without representation The colonists would protest these laws with
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