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Vizio Home Electronics Televisions Last updated: 06/27/2017 Overall Satisfaction Rating 1.47 /5

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Purchased the television serial# LFTRPUAQ1401751 less than 4 years ago. TV turned off and will not turn on. Customer service representative said that Vizio products only have 2 year factory warranty and that it would not be cost effective to fix. My TV is now a large paper weight. Terrible product and terrible service!

Helpful? Yes No Lilly of Paw Paw, WV on June 14, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

We purchased a 60-inch Vizio TV. Within 1 year right top screen goes dark. Just 2 weeks out of warranty. No help from customer service. Now whole right side of screen is dark. I have a 60-inch Sony in our den that is 6 years old and still works great. Will never buy a Vizio again!

Helpful? Yes No K. T. of Euclid, OH on June 10, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

My review is pretty much the same as the other reviews I've read here... Vizio televisions are the worst ever, as is their company's customer service, OR LACK THEREOF!!! I had my television for a little over a year. It was a bedroom television and not used much. All of the sudden it just died, no power. After their ridiculous "reset power fix" failed, Vizio said there was nothing they could do, I was on my own, it was out of warranty. Something should be done about Vizio selling faulty products. l can't believe I spent my money on this television for it to work for only a year. I am extremely frustrated that Vizio is getting away with treating consumers this way!!! NEVER EVER WILL I BUY A VIZIO PRODUCT AGAIN!!!

Helpful? Yes No Anna of Machiasport, ME on June 8, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

Vizio refuses to solve customer concerns. Four months ago, I contacted the company because I was unable to connect to Netflix on this Smart TV. Vizio blamed Netflix and Netflix blamed Vizio. Still no connection between what our supposed to be partners after hours spent on trying to diagnose the problem. Vizio reps say that the model that I own frequently lands this complaint. The model number is E43C2. In addition to the money that I spent on the TV less than two years ago, I continue to pay a monthly fee to Netflix. This is very substandard service. No one seems to care that customers are being ripped off. Who is responsible for making sure that what customers pay for is actually delivered? Apparently no one.

I recently wrote to Vizio again to express that my TV is a lemon. Unfortunately, there are no lemon laws as with cars whose dealers have to show up at the plate and take responsibility when their product is ill designed and poorly functioning. No attempt to make it right, no customer service, no interest. I don't want anyone else to suffer this frustration, but I hope it occurs enough for people to speak up and put Vizio and their rotten products out of business. That won't happen. But at least I will have warned others not to buy anything from this awful company. I didn't keep a receipt. That is another lesson learned. But I have to wonder if it would have made a difference. This company is not required internally or externally to make things right. In my profession, I would have been fired for the same kind of behavior.

Helpful? Yes No Brenda of Beloit, WI on June 7, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

I bought a 60 inch smart Vizio tv. Spent over $3000 because it was a smart tv and I wanted to get on it on the box and everything it doesn't support YouTube and when I called customer service I spoke with Ed employee number **. He was rude. Said "Too bad. Buy new equipment." I will never buy Vizio again and I won't be recommending this to friends or family.

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Vizio 55" 1080p (E5501-B2B) - I bought this TV March 3, 2015. Here it is June 2, 2017 and the backlight is not working on the television. I have tried everything unplugged replugging. When I contact Vizio customer service they tell me that there's nothing that they can do. I want to file a class action lawsuit! I have read very many reviews saying the same thing that I am saying. They have distributed products that are faulty. If there is anyone else that would like to file one as well please leave your information.

Helpful? Yes No Bill of Selbyville, DE on May 27, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

This is the second Vizio tv to just stop working. The first one I just wrote off because it was a 32 inch and was somewhat inexpensive. It can only happen once right? No. I bought a bigger one and both only lasted less than a year before they gave out. This brand is garbage. My Samsung's have never failed. I will replace with a Samsung. Beware. I'm telling you they are pure junk.

Helpful? Yes No Scott of Bradley, IL on May 26, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

First off I bought this soundbar (SB4051-C0 Soundbar) refurbished through Newegg. This product should have the backing of its company, and be free of major defects. The only issue with this product is the ding on one of the satellite speakers, and the product has the bass set way too high. After one month of use, There has been a issue with the soundbar disconnecting from the system and being unresponsive. (white and amber light) At first it was fine, now it just stays in this state. There is no documentation of this issue, and no response from Vizio.

Helpful? Yes No Mo of Evanston, IL on May 24, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

Purchased (P502ui-B1 55" G4) 2 years ago from Costco for $700. Worked great until it died. After researching found Vizio has flawed internal boards that fail after a short time. After much research with Audio visual, experts were told not worth it, trash it and buy a new TV. Called Customer service and it's like talking to Andy from Mayberry, "everything is great and we never hear about these problems... yours must be special". R-I-G-H-T. Very disillusioned that these companies lack pride and make things that are disposable to pollute our environment, so they can stack up in some dump and we can all buy tv's every two years. I remember having a tv for 10 to 15 years before they died. Vizio won't last!

Helpful? Yes No April of Ada, MN on May 24, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

Just out of my one year warranty and my bottom right of my 60 inch E series TV went dark. Looking for a repair I called Vizio. Went through proof. Was told to trash it. Please look up about their TVs. This is a common problem with MANY models. Yes, they offered $100 off of my next purchase of the same series, but really. For the price... With no way to fix I'd rather buy from a maker who is willing to repair.

Helpful? Yes No Dan of Paonia, CO on May 22, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

Working on third replacement Vizio TV. Latest one arrived about 5 months ago. Opened the box, plugged in DirecTV, plugged into AC and we're off to the races. Live in rural Colorado, nothing other than DSL line so I had no occasion to try the Netflix, etc. apps. Trying to use apps, discovered this thing requires an Android-type device to make it go. I can't use it as-is since I need something with the needed stuff already on board, not run by a phone. I still use my flip-phone from several years back since all I need is a phone, not a pocket-entertainer-gaming device. Seems now I have to get a new phone ($200 or so) to get this Vizio piece of junk to work. Got a friend who has fiber to download their app on an Android. Tells me I've lost internet connection, lists other problems, then shuts off. Found tons of app complaints on Google Play, all describing the same and other problems. Bottom line, if all WERE okay, the app is still useless.

Called Vizio, got someone in South Dakota who said they don't service this type of problem, that I had to go to the vendor to work out a solution. Since this model E32 was provided by them I thought they would try to help. Bought the first in this series from Costco, the second one was provided by warranty folks, and this useless one came to me from Best Buy in Kentucky. Thank God I saved the box which contained this info. Vizio absolutely refused to do anything. Got the same balloon-filler from a Vizio "supervisor" who basically said once they sell the damn things, it immediately becomes someone else's problem if there are issues. They probably have their responses printed on cafeteria trays and all have the same excuses and dust-offs in front on them.

Three calls to Best Buy service centers and I'm now promised a full store-credit when I take it in. It is an outright deceptive practice to send out what amounts to a stand-alone monitor to replace a "Smart" TV. Even worse is the fact their hot-spot app does NOT work and is still being re-tested to figure out how many things Vizio got wrong with this obviously committee conceived melange of useless parts. Cursory checks reveal this particular failure-piece-of-** is not even on the market anymore. Add this to a DVD player with a constant loud audio buzz and I will never buy or recommend any Vizio products to even my worst enemy. They should liquidate and put all their inventory in a toxic landfill.

Helpful? Yes No Karin of Titusville, FL on May 19, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

Model E40-D0 TV - I purchased a Vizio TV in September, 2016. It is still under warranty. About a month ago the screen, while watching TV, would turn into a two-toned pixel filled psychedelic image that would render the remote control specifically for this TV, useless. I contacted Vizio through their website and received an email with very clear, easy-to-understand directions to resolve the matter. It worked! The TV didn't pixelate, various emails went back and forth with praise and thanks and then I received an email from Vizio with a case no. Then I received another email with the same case no. and then I received another email with the same case no. Then two weeks later the TV pixelated, for lack of a better word, again and continues to pixelate.

I contacted Vizio through email with my case no. and two weeks later and very clear training tactics taught to their customer service representatives; I've had four of them, their training is this: gather as much information from the consumer and give them nothing. The TV is still pixelating, with the solution, in their opinion: The cable company is making the TV act up - you need to contact them. I'm not an idiot. This product is under warranty. The warranty needs to be honored - simple. I will not buy another Vizio product - ever.

Helpful? Yes No Cheryll of Forest City, NC on May 15, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

Purchased 2 smart TV's in 4 years, both one month after warranty exp, sound starts goes up/down frustrating when you are trying to watch something. Contacted Vizio and their only response was maybe buy a soundbar or they repair for $350. This sucks or buy a new one. This is not you want to hear when you have put out so much money. Contacted Sam's where they both came from and of course I did not have the receipt. But even if it was after the one year warranty it was on me.

Do not buy a Vizio TV from Sam's, from Walmart, not anywhere. I will never buy another Vizio. I bought the suggested soundbar and guess what? Didn't help. VERY FRUSTRATED... I requested a copy from the Sam's Club. They said they couldn't do that but their customer service department said they could for up to 2 years. Have had a Sam's Club card for many years.

Helpful? Yes No Crystal of Nashville, TN on May 13, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

I bought a refurbished Vizio tv from Walmart online. The tv has HDMI's that are overheating therefore causing anything it plugs into to overheat and stop working. This tv was giving me problems within six months of buying it. It locks up and you have to manually unplug it as well. I called Vizio and they lied and said it was sold to an unauthorized seller, referring to Walmart. Walmart says that Vizio is not telling the truth. Neither has agreed to buy or refund my money even though it destroyed a firestick and a Roku2. Never again will I buy from Walmart online or especially VIZIO. The worst customer experience ever and a horrible brand tv. This should not even be a question to refund because aren't tv's supposed to last a long time. I am no longer a customer. Tell others to not buy a VIZIO.

Helpful? Yes No Suzie of Springfield, OR on May 5, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

I purchased a 22" Vizio TV, January 2014. Less than a year after purchase, I saw an odd "line" running straight through the picture. They hassled me a bit but it was under warranty and supposedly they sent me a new TV. A few weeks ago, when trying to turn on the TV w/ the remote, the power light was lit but nothing on the screen. I unplugged it, plugged it back in and it worked... Only problem is, that's what I had to do to watch it until last night. After an online chat and resetting the power button, it worked. Only once. She suggested taking it to a repair shop. Hell, it will cost $100 for someone to tell me that they can fix it for $75 and I paid $128 for it. Never Vizio again. I just ordered an LG "19 for the same price. I've had a 42" LG in my living room for 8 years. Zero problems...

Helpful? Yes No Jeremy of Vidor, TX on May 5, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

43" smart TV - perhaps the TV is smarter than I thought... Less than 5 months old starts melting at the corner by power indicator light and the LED screen cracks from the heat. Support@Vizio repeatedly claimed I accidentally in a condescending tone smashed the screen of a perfectly good TV so I could make a claim on it... claim denied. ** them in the ass!!! DON'T buy a Vizio without at least a 3 year independent warranty... so you can avoid their scheming, scamming, chiseling **... because their 12 month doesn't equate to nothing but **.

Helpful? Yes No BJ of Chalotte, NC on April 28, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

60 in Smart Cast interference buzz then DOA - Bought this at Walmart for $250. Didn't say why it was marked down now I know. A return or someone was able to return it without a receipt showing serial #. I haven't looked to see if the #'s match to the TV and box. It lasted about 3 weeks. It would buzz between YouTube videos several times I had to turn off PC and TV. Then it didn't turn on anymore. It would light up but power down nothing on the screen. I am in contact with Vizio and it will be repaired. The store is giving me 90 days instead of 30 (electronics). I wanted to exchange it but they said I would have to pay the difference. So they are admitting there's a problem with Vizio. I will likely take it back.

Helpful? Yes No Lynne of Webster, MA on April 27, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

Bought 55" TV from Walmart almost a year ago. Message keeps popping up, resolution not supported, ugh. I had cable check this and audio design company check this, was told it is the TV. Vizio keeps telling me "you have to have cable co. go in and fix resolution..." Not true. I switched cable boxes that never showed this message on my other Vizio and surprise it happened again. They won't own up to it. Argh.

Helpful? Yes No Curtis of Federal Way, WA on April 26, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

First off I am on my 3rd replacement TV from Vizio. Of course again I have another issue with my TV. But this time they are doing everything possible to not give me another replacement. So my first TV I got a refurbished TV that had a ton of dead pixels that showed up randomly and half of the back light would just turn off randomly. Then my brand new replacement TV got stuck into a mirrored state where the bottom half of my screen turned into mirror of the top of the screen... So now with the third one I got. A week after I got it I noticed that I have 4 dead pixels that were not there to begin with. The bad part is they are small so it is really hard to get them to show up on camera. They are definitely there you can easily see them in person. I have also been having issues where my screen takes upwards of a minute to turn on. It also restarts and power down randomly.

So I called Vizio and told them about the issues I have been having. Which I am already beyond frustrated this is my third TV and yet again I am having problems with it. So I get a nice lady to start out with and I tell her about all the issues I have been having. She tells me to send her pictures of the dead pixels so I do. I get an email a few minutes later saying they got my pictures so I called back. Here is were it all goes bad the lady pulls up my case and the first thing this lady says to me is "Oh so I see the pictures and looks like you only have one dead pixel". I said "No, I have 4 that I can see and in the pictures I sent you can clearly see that I do yet your claiming that I only have 1".

She then argues with me for over 10 minutes trying to say I am wrong and only have one when I clearly have 4. She then goes on about how she isn't avoiding giving me a replacement which is a complete lie. But even if I could prove by picture that I have 4 dead pixels. Vizio has a terrible policy that their customers should have to be stuck with the faulty TV if they do not have 5 or more dead pixels. In what way does that make sense that I should have to have a faulty TV because it does not meet their standard to be replaced? So after talking to this rude lady that obviously does not know a thing about TVs she cant do a thing about it since my TV only has 4 dead pixels or at least what she said.

So I move onto the next issue which are the power issues I have been having. I have owned many many TVs and never had this issue with the power or dead pixels. If I ever did have a dead pixel problem my TV was replaced no questions asked. So the power issue is my TV takes upwards of 30 seconds to turn on a lot of the time and sometimes 60 seconds. Also my TV power cycles randomly which is causing me a lot of issues since I use this for my computer monitor. So I told this same lady about my issues and the first thing that comes out of this ladies mouth is "That is normal". I cannot believe what I am hearing it is obvious that this TV has a power issues and this lady is doing everything she can to make it seem like it is a normal issue with their TVs.

I have had quite a few Vizio's and never once had this issue with my TV... So guess what? I am stuck with this TV when it is obvious there are issues with dead pixels and powering issues. Vizio does not care about their customers they do anything they can to avoid replacing your TV when you pay hundreds of dollars for them. I use to be a huge fan of Vizio's but I will never own another Vizio for the rest of my life because of how terrible their customer service is. They have 0 customer service. They will do everything possible to make you stuck with your faulty TV. So you better hope if you decide to get a Vizio you have no issues that they see as a minor one because your gonna be stuck with the TV. I don't recommend Vizio to anyone. Their TVs are good yet they leave you high and dry if you have any issues with them. Get a Samsung that is what I am gonna do from now on.

Helpful? Yes No Hamilton of Clinton, TN on April 23, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

I bought this (VIZIO M-Series) and used this very very little since 2013. I have had trouble with connectivity since 2015 and though VIZIO has good responsive support, that does little to provide help and fixes for a defective tv. I would be happy if I could use the smart tv portion, paid for, and desired, but no luck. They give you ONE year warranty. Be wary. Don't buy a tv if you want to know that your money will last a decade or more on most other TVs.

Helpful? Yes No Anthony of Phoenix, AZ on April 21, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

So let me start off first by saying I purchased a 70-inch E70 Vizio TV from Walmart. The TV had a great picture but the problem was the screen kept getting white spots and dark corners. Long story short, I went through 6 different TVs through them and they even upgraded me to a newer model which also broke down within 6 months. Each time Vizio was great in sending me a replacement but the last time they gave me a new TV they only gave me a 90-day warranty instead of the full 1 year. This company seems to be good, but their product is a POS! Don't ever buy a Vizio if you want to have a TV that will last. I am not kidding 6 different TVs and each one of them had different problems within 6 months of getting the replacement each time. I will tell anyone I know to never buy a TV from Vizio and take my experience and don't make the same mistake.

Helpful? Yes No Bob of Kirkland, WA on April 18, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

This is not a customer-oriented customer. Buy anything else, don't buy Vizio. I bought 3 TVs from One of them arrived with a severely damaged screen. Because I called outside of their 2 week return window, they said "sorry, can't help you." Then they tried to sell me a new (but discounted TV). When I asked what I should do with the damaged TV they sent me, the Vizio customer service rep said "I don't know, maybe take it to an electronics recycling facility." Wow. $800 bucks down the drain. This was my 6th TV that I've purchased from Vizio. Never, again. Vizio is no Amazon and it was a mistake to buy from them and expect the same level of customer service and quality.

Helpful? Yes No Stephen of The Villages, FL on April 12, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

I HAVE A E65-C3 Vizio tv that will lock up when turning on after firmware update version V1.4 23-FHD. I have to unplug power and reboot the tv in order for it to turn back on. Later after Vizio replaced all three circuit cards and again the update followed 3 days later the same thing happened. I later found out it was due to the DATA On/off function was turned off and the only way I could get the tv to turn on properly was to keep the data ON to satisfy the function under system info. The Data on is used for their 3rd party marketing to find out what customers are watching.

After a extensive conversation with a number of people in upper escalation at VIZIO I got a idiot named Jessie ** that would not give me his supervisor's name and I recorded every bit of the conversations over a 3 week period to give to Sam's Club and Walmart executives to show the illegal practices of Vizio not standing behind the warranty. They now after sending a technician 3rd party out to replace all 3 of the circuit cards, they now say that the receipt I gave them is invalid and stated I have tried to go and repair my tv myself and it voids the warranty which is a complete LIE.

They can't fix the problem and now takes the position that the receipt isn't valid and wants my 9 digit Sam's membership number to verify the receipt. They stated they were going to put me on conference calling but had the store on their other line and was acting as me to get the store to access my account. OMG the illegal practice of this idiot Jessie ** in South Dakota.

Then instead of a conference calling between Sam's Club and me, Jessie ** claimed he was going to do, Jessie ** instead posed as me with Sam's Club on hold on another line and asked for my membership number which I refused to give him unless I was directly in connect with Sam's Club myself. Jessie ** then started to do some fancy dancing on his explanation and stated he cannot verify the purchase date even though he had a copy of the receipt and after sending out a repairman to change out all 3 circuit cards a week before.

Including the mixed up on the technician notes from the repair which stated some other order and stated the tv was working properly and they had a picture of the working tv and serial numbers and the 3rd party had the old circuit cards with the burned in serial number, but the notes said they never repaired the TV. I had my interior cameras running the whole time of the repair that the technician was unaware of.

OMG what a JOKE now I am dumping this piece of Crap on Sam's doorstep if they don't stand behind the warranty. Now Vizio is claiming I never let the technician work on the tv which is nothing more than a parts changer and they have only been in business since 2012 and working under Vizio's 3rd party repair agency TV SERVICE CENTER that hires small business in the area. Now they say that I don't have a warranty on my 8 month old TV.

Stay away from these piece of crap that are made in China and they claim to be made in USA because of their call center is in USA and have a USA Corporation. Everything is made in China. Keep reading folks these story are all over the net about Vizio piece of crap, hopefully social media will hurt their bottom line!!!

Helpful? Yes No Darnisha of Dundalk, MD on April 8, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

Don't buy any Vizio products. They are not helpful and helping to resolve your issues that you have with your purchase or product. The only thing they know how to do is keep apologizing and saying they understand but yet if they really understand they would try harder to fix the customer problem instead of saying they can't. What is the point of having a manufacturer's warranty on something if they don't do nothing about the program. What is the point of buying a warranty for your expensive products if you can't get them fixed. This company don't want to do anything for their customers and this will be the last time I purchase a Vizio product or recommend a Vizio product to anyone ever again. I'll stick with LG from here on out.

I purchased a Vizio 55 inch flat screen TV from Walmart and when I pulled it out the box the tv was already damaged. I told them that one of their floor associates got this tv from the back and was dragging it across the floor and seemed a little rough with the tv. I never got a chance to put it on my TV stand or cut it on. I took it back to Walmart who would not refund me my money nor exchange it because they claim that the back has been taken off of it. They did not care about how the tv was sold to me. Told me that I had to call Vizio. I took the tv back home and called Vizio only to hear that they too cannot take it back and that I had to take this up with Walmart.

All this running around and back and forth and still out of money and a damaged tv that I can't watch that is just sitting there looking at me in my house. Don't buy a tv from Walmart because they won't help you and don't buy the warranty because it does no go. Don't Vizio products because this is my second tv from them and both was damaged before the factory warranty was up and yet they did nothing nor did they take by their product. What a Bummer. Waste of my hard earned money. I will never buy any of their products again.

Helpful? Yes No dawn of Tampa, FL on April 8, 2017 Satisfaction Rating

Just like most of the reviews here, I had a terrible experience with this company and will never purchase a Vizio product ever again.
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The relationship between Great Britain and its North American Colonies began to show signs of strain in the early 1700s. Until then, England's preoccupation with civil conflict and ongoing war with France allowed the Colonies to carry on domestic and foreign trade with little interference from British authorities. In addition, since their founding, the Colonies had been managing many of their own affairs. The Colonists, as a result, developed a sense of independence. When England began enforcing restrictions on Colonial trade and taking other actions that suggested Colonists did not have the same rights as British citizens in England, the Colonists began to take stock of their own identity and question Great Britain's authority over them.

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Great Britain viewed the Colonies as both a source of raw materials, such as lumber, furs, tobacco, sugar and iron, and a market for England's goods, such as silk, linens and tea. The Colonies typically did not sell enough raw materials to England to cover the cost of imports and were expected to make up the shortfall in gold and silver. England profited from this mercantile system while the Colonies accumulated debt. To increase their profits, Colonial merchants often resorted to carrying on illegal trade, or smuggling, with other countries. England's passage of the Navigation Acts and Staples Act in the 1600s and the Molasses Act in 1733 curtailed the Colonies' ability to trade with other countries and established vice-admiralty courts to punish smugglers. Colonial merchants resented these restrictions, which they saw as prohibitive to carrying on profitable trade.

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Although the French and Indian War technically had the Colonies and Great Britain fighting on the same side, the conflict gave rise to tensions between Colonists and the British government. The Colonists volunteered to raise their own armies to defend themselves against the French and the various Native American tribes aligned with them, but the British government made it clear it preferred to have British soldiers leading any armed conflict. Great Britain's refusal to allow Colonial militia to fight in defense of their own land insulted the Colonists and made them feel as though they were not wholly Englishmen and equal citizens of the British Empire.

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The French and Indian War concluded in 1763, much to the relief of Colonists anxious to settle western territory formerly held by France. Many Colonists had already begun settling in western Ohio after the French abandoned Fort Duquesne in 1758. The Colonists' plans for expansion were thwarted with the British government's Proclamation of 1763, which banned settlement beyond the Appalachian Mountains and required settlers to give up any already established settlements. The British set up military posts along the proclamation line to enforce the border, protect Native American land holdings and promote British fur-trade interests. The British told Colonists that the posts were set up to protect them from attack by Native Americans and would be maintained at the expense of the Colonies. The Colonists felt the British government was interfering with their right to freely expand, forcing them to pay for military protection they had not requested.

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Beginning in 1764, the British government passed a series of acts designed to assert its authority and raise revenue from the Colonies. The Colonists believed, however, that levying taxes was a right reserved for their representative Colonial legislatures. When the Colonists' opposition to the Stamp Act effected its repeal, they used similar means to oppose the Townshend Acts, this time boycotting British goods and harassing customs officials. A clash between British soldiers and Boston citizens in 1770 -- known as the Boston Massacre -- claimed the lives of five Bostonians. The Tea Act of 1773 again raised ire among Colonials who destroyed tea shipments in Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party. The British government answered this action with the closure of Boston Harbor and the revocation of Massachusetts' Colonial charter. Instead of inducing subservience, however, each step the British government took to diminish the Colonies' liberties brought them a step closer to war.

References American Government: The Colonial Experience American in the British Empire University of Houston: Digital History: British Mercantilism and The Cost of Empire The French and Indian War University of Washington: Department of History: United States History: Timeline: 1700 to 1800 Proclamation of 1763 1763 to 1769: King George Encroaches on the Independence of The Colonies Through Taxation Without Representation Library of Congress: The American Revolution, 1763 to 1783: British Reforms and Colonial Resistance, 1767 to 1772 The Mariners Museum: Overview of The State of Pre-Revolutionary American Maritime Commerce Resources Library of Economics and Liberty: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Mercantilism; Laura LaHaye The Navigation Acts U.S. Department of State: Office of the Historian: About the Author

Laura Leddy Turner began her writing career in 1976. She has worked in the newspaper industry as an illustrator, columnist, staff writer and copy editor, including with Gannett and the Asbury Park Press. Turner holds a B.A. in literature and English from Ramapo College of New Jersey, with postgraduate coursework in business law.

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all over  – ankle biter  – backhanded compliment  – bad-mouth  – bag  – bag on  – bake  – be all over  – bitch  – bitch out  – blaze  – bollock  – burn  – bust balls  – bust on  – bust (one's) chops  – bust (one's) hump  – call on  – cap  – carry  – carry on  – chew out  – crack  – crack on  – crap  – debo  – dis  – diss  – dog  – flack  – flame  – FML  – fry  – grief  – hack  – hate on  – joan on  – kill  – knock  – lay into  – neg  – on (one's) ass  – par  – punk  – rag  – ream  – reem  – ride  – rip  – rip a new asshole  – rubbish  – set straight  – shaft  – shit  – shit talking  – slag off  – slam  – smack  – son  – take shit  – take the piss  – talk back  – talk shit  – talk smack  – talk trash  – tear into  – throw rocks at  – trash  – trash talk  – wank  – zinger  – zwa Full definitions of all the slang words listed above: A all over      adjective See be all over .                                                                                                                                                                                    Citation from "New Car", Up All Night (TV), Season 1 Episode 4 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site .                                                                                                                                   Citation from "Brothers and Sisters", Family Guy (TV), Season 9 Episode 15 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site . See more words with the same meaning: kissing, make out . See more words with the same meaning: to insult, complain, criticize . See more words with the same meaning: to perform with vigor . Last edited on Oct 25 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 25 2011 . + Add a definition for this slang term Share Tweet E-mail More info: Interactive stats:  R  Related words Usage Vulgarity SlangMap ankle biter noun a young child.                                                                                                       Citation from from ABC Newsradio blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site . See more words with the same meaning: young person . Last edited on Apr 10 2010. Submitted by J. C. from Omaha, NE, USA on Mar 09 2005 . people who criticize a position but offer no constructive alternative.                                                                                                                                                                      Citation from " Fenty on WAMU-FM: 'I'm the One Making the Tough Decisions' ", - City Desk (blog), Mike DeBonis, Apr. 9 2010 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site . See more words with the same meaning: to insult, complain, criticize . Last edited on Apr 10 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 28 2009 . a small dog.                                                                                                                                                                   Citation from " Big love ", M - Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine , Amy Siewert, April 5 2010 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site . See more words with the same meaning: animals (related to) . Last edited on Apr 09 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Apr 09 2010 . a bureaucrat who creates rules about subjects he knows nothing about with the result of inhibiting progress toward worthwhile objectives.                                                                                                                                                                                            Citation from " Google in the Crosshairs ", The Wall Street Journal , Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., June 8 2012 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site . See more words with the same meaning: politics, government (related to) . Last edited on Aug 19 2012. Submitted by Argyles from Bellevue, WA, USA on Jun 09 2012 . a sexual term for a woman who has a preference for a certain position with her ankles next to her head. She's an ankle biter. This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found. Last edited on Aug 19 2012. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 10 2012 . An issue or situation which is very irritating or frustrating, not a catastrophe, but more than a mild annoyance; often hyphenated                                                                                                                    Citation from Derivation is (probably) an analogy to a small dog that bites. No citation available, but this term has been used often in Boeing Co staff and management meetings. blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site . I was late for my deposition this morning...having a flat tire on the way to court was a nasty little ankle-biter. Last edited on Dec 12 2014. Submitted by OffGrid9 on Dec 12 2014 . + Add a definition for this slang term Share Tweet E-mail More info: Interactive stats:  R  Related words Usage Vulgarity SlangMap