The Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia in the summer of 1775 to direct the war effort and debate the system of government that would replace British rule. Delegates from all 13 colonies were present, and they wanted to have a representative government to replace the British rule.
" No taxation without representation" is a political slogan that originated in the American Revolution, and which expressed one of the primary grievances of the American colonists for Great Britain. In short, many colonists believed that as they were not represented in the distant British parliament, any taxes it imposed on the colonists (such as the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts) were unconstitutional, and were a denial of the colonists' rights as Englishmen.
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congress urged the colonies to begin writing new constitutions June 1776 Congress appointed a committe consisting of five members to write a statement justifying the American decision to declare independence…
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On October 9, 1765, representatives from nine of the eighteen colonies showed up at New York City’s Federal Hall. The legislatures in Virginia and Georgia didn’t allow representatives to go…
On this day: “No taxation without representation!”
In the late 1630s, the settlements of Windsor, Hartford and Wethersfield began unifying under a rudimentary form of government that was composed of magistrates and representatives from each town.
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