U.S. History to 1865

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Can somebody help explain to me how the picture of Paying the Exciseman is related to the growing rift between Great Britain and the colonies? Thanks.

  • U.S. History to 1865 -

    Taxes! Taxes! Taxes!

    The colonists felt that the British were overtaxing them and unfairly taxing them. This was one of the major causes of our declaration of independence.

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