The colonial rallying cry, “No taxation without representation!”, was adopted as a result of which event?

a. The Boston Tea Party of 1773
b. The Boston Massacre of 1770
c. The Stamp Act Congress of 1765
d. The Gaspee Affair of 1772
e. The Proclamation Act of 1763

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c. The Stamp Act Congress of 1765

The Stamp Act Congress was a big, organized protest against British policies, the first of its kind, and it consisted of delegates from nine of the colonies getting together in New York to complain to each other about how evil their counterparts in England were. Pretty soon everyone was yelling “no taxation without representation!” and the British were like, well you’re *virtually* represented in Parliament, so there. The colonists weren’t buying it.

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