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Whats the colonist fundamental argument against parliament taxation policies specifically the stamp act?

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2014-11-19 23:56:25

The fundamental argument against Parliament's taxation was that

since the colonies did not receive representation in Parliament,

they should not be taxed. The colonists had lobbied for

representation for years, without success. As a result, the sudden

levying of taxes by Parliament was totally unexpected, and angered

the colonists. Although the taxes levied differed, this was the

fundamental argument for all of them, including the Stamp Act.


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