history american revolution
posted by raleigh .
The inhabitants of the English colonies of North America have the rights:
2. That our ancestors, who first settled these colonies, were at the time of their emigration from the mother country entitled to all rights, liberties, and immunities (freedom from tax) of free and natural-born subjects within the realm of England.
===> does this mean that all the colonists who were born in America cannot be governed by the British laws because they were technically born in "America" and not in Britain?
No. It means that the people who lived in the English colonies were subject to the laws of Britain.