The Beginning

Did you know that before 1733, the English Parliament had never attempted to tax the America colonies? In fact, the English government let the colonists rule themselves under the Massachusetts Charter. However, in March of 1733, Parliament passed the Molasses Act that taxed all molasses that was brought to the American colonies. This did not create any discontent or up roar since the colonists wouldn’t have to pay taxes on anything else. But little did they know that the taxes were just beginning.

The original text of the Molasses Act passed in 1773.

The original text of the Molasses Act passed in 1773.

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