Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Colonists Fought for the British!

Yes! The American colonists fought alongside the English in the French and Indian War, against the French and the Native Americans. Because the colonists fought for England, they believed that they had earned the British government’s respect and a say … Continue reading

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The Stamp Act

When the French and Indian War ended in 1763, the English government was searching for ways to make up for the monetary costs of war. So Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765, which taxed everyone in the colonies no … Continue reading

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What Was the Massachusetts Charter?

The Massachusetts Charter was a document that was issued by the English co-rulers William and Mary in 1691, which defined the government of the American colonies. The lands delineated in the charter were lands drawn from those previously belonging to … Continue reading

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