colonists were oppressed (DBQ)

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Along with external taxes, Parliament subjected the colonies to internal taxes meant to decrease growth potential, especially economic potential (Doc H). The goods taxes and navigation laws, ultimately backfired on Great Britain, as that was the last straw before the Americans revolted. For instance, the Stamp Act, the Tea Act, and many others, were forced upon the people without the voice of the people being heard...
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It was not the most political way for Great Britain to get prosperity from the colonists. The mentality of colonists is completely understandable as anyone under autocratic rule, will undoubtedly revolt, especially when their economy is under pressure. Cutting off trade, imposing taxes without consent, and limiting migration, all hindered the potential for development in the colonies (Doc A)...
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