The Patriots were the American colonists who rebelled against the British in the American Revolution. The American colonists who stayed loyal to the British and were against the Patriots were called Loyalists.
One of the most significant reasons why the colonists were against the British taxes was because they had no say over them, as they were not represented in the British government. The United States Declaration of Independence was ratified on July 4, 1776.
Primarily the Colonists argued that because they had no voice in the distant British Parliament they should not be subjected to British taxes (and some other British demands). The slogan was, "No taxation without representation." Then when Britain decided to require the Colonists pay taxes to help with the debts Britain incurred in their war with France, the Colonists rebelled.
The American colonists were upset because the British government started to tax the Americans.
They worked together and spoke out against British government and the committees of correspondence were formed
To protect their liberties against an increasingly tyrannical British government.
because they were buttheads
All colonists would have had a grievance against the British government by April 1775. This was due to the invasions that the British troops conducted, the unfair taxation on products needed by the colonists, and other such unfair treatment that the British were passing to these people.
Colonists that fought against the British were called "Patriots"
The purpose of listing complaints against the British government is to provide a good reason for rebelling against British rule, so that other colonists will agree to support the revolution.
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The country that helped the colonists fight against the British was France.
The British government taxed the American colonists to an extreme and treated them unfairly. The colonists even drew up a document stating their grievances against the King and when it was ignored they rebelled. But it was mainly taxes.
none, all colonists were highly and strictly against all the undecided taxation rules the british had layed upon the colonists without it being even addressed in the Parliament.