Was the taxation of the colonists justified?

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One of the many repercussions of the French and Indian war was that Great Britain had accumulated an enormous amount of war debt. The British needed to pay this off and thought it would only be fair if the Colonies repaid the war debt. The settlers in the Colonies were the ones who had caused the war and were the ones who benefited from it the most so the decision to implement taxes on the people of the colonies was completely justified. These taxes not only helped repay the war debt but also protect the Colonies from the deleterious natives who often attacked settlers moving west. The colonists were simply not ready for change because for much of the past the Colonies acted as sovereign nations, each with its own individual rules and taxes. The colonists had grown to love the lack of regulation that England had not placed upon them for many years prior. So much so that when Parliament did enforce new laws the colonists became extremely angry because all of the benefits from the lack of regulation and taxes were soon going to be gone. The purpose of the Colonies was to benefit Great...
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