The slogan "no taxation without representation" was coined by the American colonists of the original 13 colonies, beginning around 1750. The idea behind the words related to taxing the colonies on imports such as sugar a... More »

Taxation without representation is the imposition of taxes on citizens without the consent or representation of the citizens. Taxation without representation also refers to the general sentiment of colonists prior to the... More »

The Townshend Acts, a number of laws imposed upon Britain's American colonists to impose taxes and extract revenue, met with overwhelming opposition in the colonies and caused the dissenting colonists to call for a boyco... More »

The slave trade compromise restricted the number of slaves counted toward representation and taxation to 3/5 the total number of slaves and prohibited congress from outlawing slavery before 1808. This compromise allowed ... More »

The colonists wanted to be independent because they were tired of the British authorities raising taxes on the colonies while not allowing the colonists to have an equal representation in Parliament or allowing colonists... More »

The Townshend Acts were a series of legislative measures that the English parliament took in hopes of quelling a rebellion by the American colonists, and the acts imposed taxes on different trades so that the salaries of... More » Government & Politics Law

British Parliament implemented the Coercive Acts, known to the American colonists as the Intolerable Acts, to punish the residents of Boston for the Boston Tea Party and strengthen British control over Massachusetts. The... More »