Document Type

Podcast

Publication Date

12-9-2013

Abstract

The American Revolution was partially caused by unfair British taxation and that colonists had no representation in taxation decisions. However, it was unfair and contradictory for the American government to impose direct taxes after the revolution. Early American taxation provides historians with an example of the American paradox. It also emphasizes that Americans passionately believe in the idea of self-administered taxation and that they have to right to taxation with representation.

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