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American Colonies Dbq Analysis

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Prior to the American Revolution, history had shown cases of tyrannical governments taking advantage of the people. In most cases these tyrannical governments were shown no mercy and many times they were overthrown. For the American Colonies and the British Government this was completely different. It was different in the way that the American Colonies had shown great dislike for the lack of representation, taxes, and its plain disrespect from its mother land. The American Colonies attempted many times to catch the attention of the King in order to prevent anymore disliking for the crown and his government. These dislikes would soon grow into tensions as the British government ignored the American Colonies solutions. When analyzing the primary documents it was clear that tensions were high in the colonies due to the unfairness they…show more content…
Two of those things focused on the reasoning for the rising tensions. Which I’ve mentioned.. And the last thing focused on how the colonist planned to respond to the Stamp Act. The colonist unanimously agreed to stop supporting the British Empire commerce. The same exact commerce that aimed to tax the colonies and unconstitutionally hurt the colonies economics. So to turn the something that hurt them against their mother land, they planned to stop buying or shipping any products to the British Empire. Benjamin Franklin said it perfectly when asked how the colonist would react economically. “The goods they take from Britain are either necessaries, mere conveniences, or superfluities.” (Benjamin Franklin, Testimony Against the Stamp Act) This statement made speaks volumes as it shows that the colonist aren’t required to buy any luxurious products. They are nothing but “mere articles of fashion”. He later went on to say that the colonist would just make such clothes when needed. They can provide for themselves when
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