Why did many people want independence from Great Britain?Presentation Transcript
Why did many people want independence from Great Britain? By: K. Parish and H. Denney
Taxation Without Representation
This was a phrase used by the colonists to express the fact that they were not happy with the idea of being taxed by Britain while not being able to vote for the government, or parliament, that was taxing them.
The colonists rights
The colonists also wanted independence from Great Britain when the king refused to even look at the Olive Branch Petition. This meant that the king would not try to protect the colonists basic rights. This made the colonists feel betrayed by their king.
The sons of liberty consisted of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Hancock, William Pitt and a few other colonists. These men were very much against the taxation of the British goods. They organized many protests and boycotts as well as the Boston Tea Party.