Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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Taxes and England

tobacco leafThe people have always been taxed. Actually, poor people were first taxed when William I conquered England and began his immense task for recording the names and properties in order to render taxes. Thereafter, English monarchs followed in tow, with the Parliament rendering its sting to the American Colonies during the early 1600s when merchants were required to collect tariffs for good shipped. As time progressed in the colony, Parliament found other means of taxation. When it was discovered that the Colonists were trading with Dutch ships and acquiring items at lower costs, a law was enacted to forbid this sort of trade. By 1765 Parliament had passed the Quartering Act which said the colonists needed to provide lodging 


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