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Colonists Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Colonists
  1. #1
    “For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent”
  2. #2
    “For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever”
  3. #3
    “For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury”
  4. #4
    “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
  5. #5
    “Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government”
  6. #6
    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
  7. #7
    “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States”
  8. #8
    “We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America…solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States”
  9. #9
    “I was sitting across from an Englishman, one of those smart people who know how to run things [...] but who now, since the demise of the empire, have nothing to do; they look so sad, sitting on the rubbish heap of history.”