Summer Institute 2010 Archives: Imposing taxes on us without our consent?

William Blake: Europe Supported by Africa and America (1796)

In this presentation, delivered August 4 2010 at Educational Service District 112 in Vancouver, Washington, economist Jenny Wahl (Carleton College) helps us understand what the signers of the Declaration meant by “imposing taxes on us without our consent.”  She explains mercantilism and argues that the taxes were slight, but the conflict over representation was significant.

Slides:

Audio file: Jenny Wahl – Imposing taxes on us without our consent?

Documents:

  • Keynote Documents – Jenny Wahl (Includes The Navigation Act; The Currency Act; The Sugar Act; The Stamp Act; Resolves of the Pennsylvania Assembly on the Stamp Act; An Act Repealing the Stamp Act; The Declaratory Act; The Townshend Act; Boston Non-Importation Agreement; The Tea Act; The Boston Port Act; The Quebec Act)
  • Timeline – Taxes 1732-1775
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