AP U.S. History Exam 2.9. What led to the corruption and increased taxes mentioned in the excerpt?
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[ mumbling continues ] John Adams.
And now the question:
What led to the corruption and increased taxes mentioned in the excerpt?
Mentioned right there.
And here are your potential answers.
[ horse neighs ] [ mumbles ]
All right, well John Adams had some pretty strong feelings
about working with the British,
claiming it was difficult to reason with lawmakers when
and venality are arrived
at such a shocking pitch in England."
Tell us how you really feel there, Johnny.
All right, were these instances of British corruption
and increased taxes a result of A -
colonial reliance on slave labor from Africa?
Hmm. Well, the colonists were certainly no strangers to
corruption, given their involvement with the slave trade
and other smuggling operations.
But those were pretty separate from issues of British corruption
that had leaders like John Adams in an intellectual tizzy.
That puts out A and C. Cross them off.
Could the corruption and increased taxes mentioned in the excerpt
have resulted from D - British colonization in the Eastern Hemisphere?
Distant British colonies were the furthest and
farthest thing from the rebels minds, especially since those
territories had nothing to do with the increased taxes.
So if this malpractice wasn't rising from the East,
then the corruption and increased taxes settling in the West
must have come from B - British debt incurred during the Seven Years' War.
Many colonists fought alongside the British in the Seven Years' War -
better known over here as the French and Indian War -
only to have the conflict used as justification for increased taxes.
So B is the correct answer.
These punishing levies and fines really taxed
colonists' willingness to remain a part of the empire,
and it would only take a few more years for things to turn...
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