| “The only representatives of the people of these colonies are persons chosen therein by themselves; and that no taxes ever have been, or can be constitutionally imposed on them but by their respective legislatures.”|
-Statement by the Stamp Act Congress, 1765
What is a valid conclusion that can be drawn from this quotation?
The colonial legislatures should be appointed by the English King with the consent of Parliament.
Only the colonists’ elected representatives should have the power to levy taxes.
The English King should have the right to tax the colonists.
The colonists should be opposed to all taxation.
Correct Answer Number: 2
Explanation: This idea gave rise to the call for “no taxation without representation”, a reaction to the fact that English Parliament taxed the colonists, yet gave them no representation in Parliament. This point became a key factor in bringing on the American Revolution.