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The British new there was riches to be had in the new world They werent happy with everyone getting a piece of the action They wanted it all for themselves In order to ensure that no one else was getting rich they put many rules and regulations on how things were to be done in the coloniesThe British wanted to be in control of all trade that was going on though out the world They started with the Navigation Acts saying at first the ships and crewmembers needed to be either English or Colonial They later changed that to make it only the English They set rules such as the Manufacturing Acts on wool and Hats they could not manufacture finish goods All raw materials had to be shipped to England and then back to the colonies in finished goods In 1776 the British imposed the Currency Act colonies were no longer allowed to have paper money All because British merchants didnt like the idea As if that wasnt enough the British were adding one tax after another The Sugar Act was designed to make sure the sugar went only to England Ships needed to carry prove of where the sugar came from The Stamp Act really pissed the colonist off It was the first internal tax directed right at the colonist This tax meant that any documents of importance such as newspapers playing cards and legal documents needed to have a stamp on them of course this cost the colonist money The colonist where very angry the believed they had helped the British in the French and Indian war and this was unfair They revolted in many ways one being people where tar and feathered The Townshend Duties Act was another way of getting more for their money out of the colonist Because they didnt want to pay internal tax England figured they could get them on external tax on things such as tea
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