What were some actions taken by the colonists to resist British policies after Britain started taxing the colonists?

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The American colonists did a number of things to resist British tax policies.  Among those actions were such things as:

  • Legislatures voted to disobey British policies.  For example, some assemblies voted against complying with the Quartering Act.
  • Convening the Stamp Act Congress.   This congress met to consider what to do about the Stamp Act.  It was a first move towards unifying the colonies.
  • Nonimportation movements.  Many colonists participated in boycotts of British goods as a way of protesting British policies.
  • Violence.  There was some degree of violence that accompanied some protests against British policies.  This included such things as tar and feathering tax collectors and even destroying officials’ homes.