Why did Americans revolt over taxes? That's fucking retarded.

It's only 20 cents sales tax bro. Why not pay it?

Look at this way, If I shot my 7/11 cashier over 20 cents sales tax, I'd be in prison by now

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    probably because it wasn't just over taxes moron

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes but if everyone shot their 7/11 cashier over a 20 cent sales tax they couldn't put them ALL in prison.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    They didn't. Common people have never and will never "revolt" over anything much less fricking taxes kek. It was wealthy entrepreneurs who had their fingers deep in the pie of black markets who invited much if the original dissidents in the early phases of the revolt. They had been making a killing off of smuggling things like tea to undersell established markets and avoid paying taxes. When the British began to clamp down on these black markets (which always arise following a devastating war like the French and Indian War), they also began to tax the shit out of imports. This caused a supply chain disruption in rates and prices agreed upon between these networks of smugglers, and so they chimped out. It all snowballed from there.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >common people don't revolt over the price of goods
      lol, sure buddy

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        name one instance where this happened that was entirely orchestrated by plebs. the COVID Black person chimpouts don't count

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Peasant Revolt of 1381 count anon?

          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peasants%27_Revolt

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Shut up troony

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      "honest money system" - buzzword that allows the schizo to substitute whatever

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe, but, by the word, the system can be anything as long as you make the rules clear and follow them

        Majority of people use bank accounts like puggy banks and for pos access, not as a lendor placing a bet on the investment thesis of a bank

        Go into any bank and ask the teller "why should i loan you my money" the look you get says it all.

        Next time you see an advert in a local branch saying "... your money is ..." call them out on it- its legally theirs

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because the taxes were imposed after the British parliament had already enforced their monopoly on American trade that was previously almost totally free and required colonial governments to use British pounds instead of their own currencies for trade, devaluing it completely overnight and running many peoples savings by turning into worthless paper. The Colonists could see clear as day that the Crown was going to squeeze them for every penny in revenue even if they ruined their economy and made them poorer in the process of paying off its debts.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >we need to print money to pay for indian wars which are funded by Britain's enemies
    >britain: No, you have to pay everything to us in hard currency
    >?
    >also no more free trade, and lots of fines
    >??
    >also we're raising the amount you have to pay for our goods we're now forcing you to buy
    >So we can't do anything and all our wealth goes to fighting your enemies and buying your production overflow?
    >uh, yeah. sorry but we need the money, lol

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Here's what happened:
    >UK and US fight French in Seven Years War. Americans serve loyally, securing Canada for UK. But war is expensive. Who should UK tax?
    >"Let's tax the colonies! We paid to defend them, after all :^)"
    >Colonists are like "wtf, we were the ones who fought and died, is this how you repay us?"
    >Colonists try to compromise with taxation for seats in parliament, UK is like lol no
    >Colonists feel more or less forced to revolt, as who knows what else the British could try next
    tl;dr if the UK had given the 13 colonies representation then they'd be part of the Empire to this day.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Colonists start war
      >Colonists baffled they have to fight in it

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    They didn't want to pay bills for a colonial war with France they themselves started
    Britain was supposed to fight their wars and pay for them while the colonial elotes reaped the profits, damn it

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Colonists start war
      >Colonists baffled they have to fight in it

      >revolt over taxes
      >realise forming a new country is expensive
      >raise taxes
      big brain move from the yanklads

      T. Seething Brits
      I don’t see you autists ponder why Indians or blacks wanted independence. We had the will and the means to establish an independent state end of story.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Post proof of seethe, fatty

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The American colonists, after the 7 years war were actually super happy to be British, they viewed their British identity as a sign of superiority over the Spanish and French colonial subjects, who didn't have the rights that the British were afforded.
    But the taxes, in the way they were implemented, they showed that the British crown and parliament did not view Americans as British.

    It's that betrayal which I view as more important than taxation without representation

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The liberality of England, however, towards the trade of her colonies, has been confined chiefly to what concerns the market for their produce, either in its rude state, or in what may be called the very first stage of manufacture. The more advanced or more refined manufactures, even of the colony produce, the merchants and manufacturers of Great Britain chose to reserve to themselves, and have prevailed upon the legislature to prevent their establishment in the colonies, sometimes by high duties, and sometimes by absolute prohibitions

    The manufacture of claying or refining sugar, accordingly, though it has flourished in all the sugar colonies of France, has been little cultivated in any of those of England, except for the market of the colonies themselves. While Grenada was in the hands of the French, there was a refinery of sugar, by claying, at least upon almost every plantation. Since it fell into those of the English, almost all works of this kind have been given up; and there are at present (October 1773), I am assured, not above two or three remaining in the island

    While Great Britain encourages in America the manufacturing of pig and bar iron, by exempting them from duties to which the like commodities are subject when imported from any other country, she imposes an absolute prohibition upon the erection of steel furnaces and slit-mills in any of her American plantations. She will not suffer her colonies to work in those more refined manufactures, even for their own consumption; but insists upon their purchasing of her merchants and manufacturers all goods of this kind which they have occasion for.

    She prohibits the exportation from one province to another by water, and even the carriage by land upon horseback, or in a cart, of hats, of wools, and woollen goods... a regulation which effectually prevents the establishment of any manufacture of such commodities for distant sale, and confines the industry of her colonists in this way to such coarse and house

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      hold manufactures as a private family commonly makes for its own use, or for that of some of its neighbors in the same province.

      To prohibit a great people, however, from making all that they can of every part of their own produce, or from employing their stock and industry in the way that they judge most advantageous to themselves, is a manifest violation of the most sacred rights of mankind.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >revolt over taxes
    >realise forming a new country is expensive
    >raise taxes
    big brain move from the yanklads

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do schools not teach the “taxation without representation” thing? It wasn’t just taxes, they would’ve been fine with paying tax but since the colonies had no power in government they didn’t like that they had to give more money to a government that they had no say in

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    No taxation without representation.

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It wasn't the price moron. What part of "No taxation without representation" is confusing? The British government thought they could just tax the Americans as much as they wanted to without giving them any ability to negotiate. They were wrong.

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