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Tarring and Feathering

One of the best-known political cartoons of the 18th century illustrates the colonists’ displeasure at paying taxes.  In this depiction several businessmen can be seen tarring an feathering a British tax-collector.

 

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Additional Links:

A timeline of British taxation in the mid 1760s.

https://www.loc.gov/collections/continental-congress-and-constitutional-convention-from-1774-to-1789/articles-and-essays/timeline/1764-to-1765/

 

A quick overview of  the Stamp Act.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stamp-act-imposed-on-american-colonies

 

Article on the colonists’ response to British taxes in America.

https://www.history.com/news/the-stamp-act-riots-250-years-ago

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