Rights Of British America Summary

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The power of the country should be determined by the commoners, not a single ruler, so everything would be equitable. One way to support this claim is “A Summary of the Views of the Rights of British America”, a pamphlet written in 1777 by Thomas Jefferson who stated “Let them not think to exclude us from going to other markets to dispose of those commodities which they cannot use, or to supply those wants which they cannot supply. Still less let it be proposed that our properties within our own territories shall be taxed or regulated by any power on earth but our own.” A way to interpret this is to think that Parliament should not tax citizens without their consent. In order to have a successful society, one should have a consensus between

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