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    The Relations Between the British and Colonists Prior to Independence

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    In a paper consisting of ten pages how the relationship between Great Britain and the colonies developed and subsequently deteriorated is examined through acts of taxation, the impact of Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense,' and how these may have led to the independence movement. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

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    Acts. The writer then discusses the role and influence of Thomas Paines pamphlet Common Sense, considering how this may have influenced American history and the fight for independence. The bibliography  cites 10 sources. TEamecol.wps Anglo  American Relations; Before Independence United Kingdom, October 2001. To Use This Report Correctly, I. The Relationship  Between Britain and the Colonies History tells us that there were tensions between Britain and the United States which resulted in the  war of Independence. It is commonly thought that the problems started with the imposition of taxation and the Stamp Act. Yet, if we look at the relationship between the two  countries the strain was present prior to these taxes, in both the formation of the colonies as well as the immediate period prior to the Stamp Act.  The story starts with the establishment of the first British colony in Jamestown Virginia (Noble, 2001, Kelso, 2000). This was in 1607. This colony was the  first, and also demonstrated the way in which the problems due to problematic decision making systems (Noble, 2001). The first problem was that prior to any important decision being made  there was a requirement for the colonist to with the London Company, a process which took six weeks (Noble, 2001). It was soon recognised that there would be a need  for some form of self government. In an attempt to resolve the problems the House of Burgesses was formed in 1619 (Noble, 2001). 

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