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Health care: Opposing an Intolerable Act

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The history of the United States begins with a rebellion against unfair taxation.

In 1767, a distant and unresponsive government in London, led by an out-of-touch leader in King George III, implemented the Townshend Act. That measure slapped taxes on many popular items, including tea. The law didn't, however, provide representation in Parliament for the taxed colonists.

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