Why Were Taxes An Ongoing Source of Conflict For The American Colonists?
There was one main reason why the British Government imposing taxes an ongoing source of conflict for the American colonists.
Let me explain to you what it is.
In simple and direct words, it is none other but the taxation without any representatives at the British Parliament.
Actually, the point was that there was no representative of the American colonists’ side in the British Parliament.
At different times colonists had been demanding the English authority to create a system that they can choose and send their own representatives to the English Parliament.
But all the time, Britain had been denying it.
On the other hand, because they had no representatives; British Parliament unfairly imposing some harmful laws on colonists’ heads.
Among them, the Stamp Act 1765 and the Townshend Acts 1767 were the two ugliest taxing acts for them.
These laws were taxing the colonists in greater quantities; which later resulted, the starting of protest against the British rule.
Why Britain Did Not Want To Provide Them Any Representation?
It is quite simple and straightforward to understand that the British never saw the Americans as their own citizens.
America was just a source of wealth and money for them.
That is why their aim was to earn as much property as possible through the 13 colonies.
Whenever there was a need, they used to impose some such rules law on the American people, which would only benefit the British Empire; not colonists.
And that’s why it is very easy to understand; Because they did not consider Americans as British citizens, so they did not want any of their representatives in the English Parliament.