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The British government decided to tax the American colonies
a. to pay off war debts
b. to teach the colonists a lesson
c. to increase the standard of living in Britain
d. to finance westward expansion

C

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    Nope. You're not doing so well today.

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    sorry, i'm trying....my questions are from everything I've read so far..so its hard to find it in the book

    A?

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    The keywords -- British tax colonies -- should immediately tell you the time period and probably the chapter that you'll find this event.

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    i found it in my book
    "While Britain struggled with its heavy debts and taxes, its colonies in America were prospering. With British citizens so burdened, Grenville asked, why shouldn't these colonists begin to pay some of the costs of their own government and defense."

    A

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    Right. It's A.

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