After the French Indian War
How much were the taxes for the average English citizen?
BY: Damon Marr
After the French Indian War England's national dept. almost doubled from 75 million pounds to 133 million pounds. To recover from this loss in money the king of England decided to make higher taxes for England itself and in the 13 colonies. King George III decided to enforce laws or acts to the American and British citizens this included, The Stamp Act, and The Tea Act to enforce higher taxes to help pay off the dept. But the average English citizen paid about 26 shillings a year in taxes to help pay off the mass dept.