While many white men in the colonies lacked the right to vote, they influenced public life by, " forming the American party to settle tax disputes with Britain."
The white men in America formed the American Party in 1969. This party began as part of the American Independent Party and became the American Party at a convention attended by representatives from 37 states.
In the early history of the U.S., some states allowed only white male adult property owners to vote, while others either did not specify race, or specifically protected the rights of men of any race to vote. Women were largely prohibited from voting, as well as men without property.
Many members from the American Party, felt that they should not pay taxes to British, because these were passed in England by Parliament and not by their own colonial governments. They protested, saying that these taxes violated their rights. Thus, they started to resist by boycotting, or not buying, British goods.
Hence, the white men formed the American Party to settle tax disputes with Britain.