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A penny could be worth millions
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With the Boston Tea Party, colonists who would soon call themselves Americans took a stand: taxation without representation would not be tolerated. The founding fathers said they were willing to pay taxes, but just wanted to have a voice in setting them. In the years to come, they elected representatives to state houses and Congress and likely participated in stump meetings or other gatherings where taxation issues came up and voted -- both at the polls and with their wallets.