Spinning wheel

Conclusion

After analyzing the primary source documents and responding to the lesson questions, you have learned that colonists had strong opinions about British taxation.  While the British continued policies aimed at collecting taxes, the colonists resisted.  Women played a crucial role in the effort to resist British policies.  Through economic boycotts, spinning bees, petitions, and poetry, female patriots made their voices heard.  As protests became more organized, life in the colonies would be more difficult for colonists who did not participate.