What are some issues that the colonists faced that are similar to the issues we face today?

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Some of the issues the colonists faced are similar to some of those we face today. The colonists thought that the tax laws were unfair. They felt that since they didn’t have representatives in Parliament who could speak about and vote on proposed taxes, the taxes should not have occurred. One right of the citizens of Great Britain is that their representatives are able to vote on proposed taxes. Today many Americans feel the taxes we pay are too high and unreasonable. Anti-tax movements have appeared throughout our country over the years. There is dissatisfaction with taxes today in our country.

Another issue the colonists faced that is similar to one we face today is unreasonable government policies. The colonists didn’t like that they had to provide housing for British soldiers. The colonists didn’t like that they couldn’t move west of the Appalachian Mountains. The colonists didn’t like the Tea Act or the Intolerable Acts. Today, many Americans don’t like laws that deal with health insurance. Other Americans think there are too many government rules and regulations affecting the economy, businesses, politics, and our ways of living. These people believe the government has become too intrusive in our lives. There are similarities between our issues and colonial issues.

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