"No Taxation Without Representation"

The phrase "no taxation without representation" was a rallying cry of many American colonists during the period of British rule in the 1760s and early 1770s. The slogan become well known after the passage of the Sugar Act on April 5, 1764. American colonists were mad about being taxed without having actual legislators who could vote in Parliament in London. This issue became even more heated in 1765 with the passage of the Stamp Act which was the first true attempt to put a direct tax on the American colonies. The Stamp Act was eventually repealed due to the protests over it, but the idea of "no taxation without representation" was already believed by many Americans.

Below are two images of the stamps, and an image of a Stamp Act riot.