“If it was the blessing of liberty”for which the American

Documents were taxed as well, such as wills and marriage documents. This affected the merchants the most, because they had to pay the tax more than anyone else did. Soon, the merchants grew tired of paying the tax. The Stamp Act Congress was even created to protest the Stamp Act. Another unfair tax imposed onto the colonists by the British was the Townshend Acts, placed by Charles Townshend, Chancellor of the Ex-Chequer. The Townshend Acts placed a tax on paper and glass.

The first reaction of the taxes was stated by James Otis, who coined the phrase "No taxation without representation!aE This meant that the colonists shouldn't be taxes without having representation in British Parliament and being able to have say in Parliament as well. Revenues should not be levied at the will of the British.

The Tea Act was passed, which put a small tax on British te



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