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Why did the colonies declare their independence?

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01/02/2014

Taxation without representation: all taxable transactions had to have taxes collected and then shipped to England for delivery to the King. Many transactions had to wait for approval from the King in order to proceed; a very slow process. And, the King gave no rights of representation to the Colonies even though he was collecting taxes from them. They also wanted to be free of British rule.