## anonymous one year ago The Thirteen American Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain because Britain __________.

1. anonymous

hold on i'm finding the answer

2. anonymous

The colonists requested/declared their independence from Britain due to the extreme taxes that were being imposed upon them. They were being charged extreme amounts of money because they were an ocean away and did not have anyone representing them in Parlaiment. Being under British rule those in power felt that they could charge as they chose no matter how far away or unfair it was. Make sure you give me a medal :)

3. Jaynator495

This is in the wrong subject, please post this in History, Thank you. http://openstudy.com/groups/history

4. anonymous

1. abolished slavery 2. gained control of Canada 3. forced the colonists to settle in North America 4. tried to take away the colonists' rights

5. Jaynator495

$$\color{#0cbb34}{\text{Originally Posted by}}$$ @darth-aidan The colonists requested/declared their independence from Britain due to the extreme taxes that were being imposed upon them. They were being charged extreme amounts of money because they were an ocean away and did not have anyone representing them in Parlaiment. Being under British rule those in power felt that they could charge as they chose no matter how far away or unfair it was. Make sure you give me a medal :) $$\color{#0cbb34}{\text{End of Quote}}$$ Please do not give direct answers, doing so tampers with people learning. In the future, please guide them through the process, and don't flat out give them the answer, this will actually teach them how to do a similar question later on... Thank you ^.^

6. anonymous

jaynator495, thanks for that. XP I couldn't figure out how to get to that subject.

7. Jaynator495

np xD