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8. The American Revolution: Part 2

  • Economic History of the United States
January 14, 2010Mark Thornton

Tags U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

The Virginia Resolves said Virginia citizens should not obey the Stamp Acts. Intimidation of the tax collectors effectively nullified the Act. Colonialists felt that the Crown had violated their relationship. The Intolerable Acts were the final straw. They stated their grievances in the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Parliament had many opportunities to rectify their exploitive acts, but they did not.

Lecture 8 of 9 from Mark Thornton's The Economic History of the United States.

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