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    • Fifty cents back then was like a week of wages
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    • it was less about the taxes themself, and more that the british were forcing them on the colonies right after the 7 years war, which the colonies gained very little from
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    • Imagine paying 14.73 (roughly) for a single thing of tea. I'd have called England out on its bullshit to were I Tommy J.
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    • 50 cents then is around $14.50 today, that wasn’t the only outrageous tax (stamp act, intolerable act, etc) and oh yeah the colonies had no voice in parliament so they couldn’t even protest taxation through official channels.
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    • Hey dumbass, it was about representation in government not about taxes
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    • I bet this was made by a smooth brained brit. First of all, 50 cents back then is way fucking more than 50 cents today. Secondly, Britain had intentionally and continually tried to enforce their rule over the colonists to the point where it was intruding on their way of life.
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    • 50 cents back then is a lot more now so just keep that in mind.
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    • The entire reason the revolution happened is because Britain made the colonies fight the seven years war with them. Then afterwards tried immensely taxing them and forcing them into a monopoly where they could only buy tea from the East India tea company or whatever Britain ran.
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    • I’ll answer all Dino questions!
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    • No taxation with representation bitch
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    • Thomas Jefferson > Alexander Hamilton. Change my mind
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    • And now we get fucked by taxes and americans are too pussified to do shit about it
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    • But that was a lot of money then
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    • Everyone knows it wasn’t about the taxes themselves but representation. As well as all the other bullcrap the tea tax had written under it. It’s a joke, doesn’t have to be 100% accurate.
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    • Yezzir, sho did
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    • Taxation without representation. R*ped and locked in a cage without dinner
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    • funfact: while the main cause of the war was representation, alot of people also wanted independence in fear of the british criminalizing slaves there as in England for many years slave regulations were being passed and in 1776 the british freed slaves on british mainland soil. this was of course...
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    • You think the colonists were smurfing? There’s no way 13 colonies shit on the British empire that easy, they gotta have another account.
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    • If that was in today it would cost $57.67
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    • Yeah colonists were treated like shit by the British back then
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    • Y’all think it was overreacting but 50 cents then is about 12 dollars now
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    • Just wait until he hears about Hamilton using a whiskey tax as an excuse to form a large standing military and use it against his political opponents
      dormarth 6 jul
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    • Made by brits
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    • The big shtick that no one mentions is the REASON the tea was thrown over board wasn't soley because the tax. It was because the tea on the ship was east India company tea, a monopoly that was excluded from the tax. Allowing them to undercut Boston merchants and still make a profit.
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    • For those of you like: Its only $.50 they raised the tax... ON TEA by $14.73 and a half cents. These guys drank a lot of tea. And it was done without representation for them.
      AkumuGin 6 jul
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    • That was a lot back then
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    • Y’all would to if you had to pay an almost $15 tax
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    • We need another revolution
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    • I didn’t say it, I declared it.
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    • Back then fifty cents was the equivalent of a full time pay.
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    • about 15 bucks
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    • Then immediately leaves to Monticello
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    • Actually, the British lowered taxes on tea slightly, but many founding fathers were against this as illegal tea trading was one of their major buisnesses, and the lower taxes actually made it harder to make a profit as more people could afford the British tea
      ImaJust 6 jul
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    • Lol the tie
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    • It wasn’t so much the price, they were angry because of taxation without representation
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    • Hey man, 50 cents was like 2 dollars then
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    • Why Thomas Jefferson, he was a dick
      yoted44 7 jul
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    • Best president, rivaled only by lincoln himself
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    • Thomas Jefferson was a bitch he didn't do any of that, George Washington did
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    • All wars are over money. No matter how flowery the language is that covers up that motive.
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    • Send dick pics plz
      DatZtuff 6 jul
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    • Thomas Jefferson " fell in love" with is 14 year old slave. Fathered 6 of her children. In what world do we make a statue of a man in his late 40s who starts a sexual relationship with a 14 year old girl and gets her knocked up several times. I don't wanna hear the times were different.
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    • You can’t just say something to make it true Micheal
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    • This was justified. What’s happening now is not justified. Situations are complex and need to be looked at further to find solutions. Rioting and death solve nothing if the problem isn’t written in the system.
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    • Interesting fact, enough tea was dumped into the harbor to make 18.5 million cups of tea
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    • I like how y'all act so offended. Fkn relax it's a meme. No need to explain 50 cents is 50 dollars today. Damn
      altamira 9 jul
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    • Fuck taxes
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    • Also don't forget that the colonists had essentially no representation in the government that was taxing them
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    • 50 cents in 1773 is the equivalent to almost $15 today.
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    • It was more about the lack of representation. They didn't like the tax of course, but probably would have put up with it if they had a vocie to protest
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    • Ok British
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    • Hey dumbass, it's a good funny meme and the dumbasses are the people in the comments taking it way too seriously
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    • The taxing wasn’t the problem. It was taxation without representation
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    • I don’t think you understand how much 50 cents was worth back then...
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    • Yeah when fields of cash crops are like $3 each, 50 cents is a lot
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    • Yeah, but 50 cents back then is like 15 dollars now.
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    • Dumb fucking brits
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    • That and the tea act actually maked tea cheaper
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    • The offfice sucks
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    • This meme reeks of communism
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    • Fifty cents back then is like $15 today so yea I would be pissed too
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    • 50c was actually quite a bit back then. would translate to prob $5 today, or maybe even more
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    • I did this
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    • With inflation that’s like 900 billion pesos
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    • You're dumb he wasn't even born when we declared dependance
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    • No, it wasn't just about taxes. But the problem was knowing they were ridiculously over-taxing them, and equally as frustrating, being unable to change it.
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    • That's about $15 after inflation
      BigCoke 7 jul
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    • 50cents is like $60 dollors today
      Xacto 7 jul
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    • People keep saying 50C was a lot more back then but that doesn’t really change the post at all does it
      Snozbear 7 jul
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    • I like how we fought for this country over being taxed, but now everything is fucking taxed
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    • Then he rap.ed a 14 year old slave girl and forced her to get pregnant over and over again
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    • for all that are doing the inflation you are wrong. The American Dollar didn't start till 1792. The Colonies used the British system. And back then .5 pounds would equal roughly 40 bucks today.
      DocKaden 7 jul
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    • Fuck Jefferson
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    • By the way u all can complain about the tax all u want America cost Britain a fortune in the French and Indian war and the tax on tea from east India trading co. even while taxed was cheaper than its best competitors but Americans don’t quiet study history as much as they should
      YellLAG 7 jul
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    • Alexa, what is the definition of.. extortion? 👀
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    • *California still increases taxes*
      cjman47 7 jul
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    • Frusty 7 jul
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    • Correct
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    • In comparison, that’s an extra $16 today
      Psalm 7 jul
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    • The problem was that they didn't have representation
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    • Tear down his statue!!!!!!
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    • I honestly would of just been like well fuck your tea I’m not drinking it. But if another one of those red coats bust into my house they are going to meet our lord and savior.
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    • *founding fathers
      DJCwittz 7 jul
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    • That’s like $10 today
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    • We went to war over a 3% tax. Now we are perfectly fine with a 50% tax. Boog now
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    • It was actually raised 3 cents
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    • I'm an American through and through but the tax "raises" where not that horrible. They were just more enforced due to Britain tried to recover that from the 7 yr war that was started in Ohio. The main revelation comes from the lack of colonial representation from the Americas
      lingo141 6 jul
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    • 50 cents back then was like 10 bucks today. It’s a siginificant amt. plus it was more abt voice in government
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    • why should an island across the sea regulate the price of tea?
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    • It was because the brits imposed only their tea, they were afraid of their power
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    • You would be mad if they raised your tax by 14.74 so stfu
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    • Grammar
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    • The taxes lowered the prices of tea :/
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