American Colonies Dbq

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Before America became it’s own country, the American colonists had to work hard to fight for what they wanted. America didn’t do all its own work, the British helped them to achieve their goal. The British encouraged the American colonists to work harder to become independent by provided them with reasons to fight. Mercantilists believed that colonies existed for the home country, and not for settlers. Britain used the colonies for trade, which gave Britain more money than they needed. The government used this money on “superb Royal Navy” (“The Mercantilist System”, n.d.). The Royal Navy not only protected the Britain colonies, but threatened the colonies of the other empires. This created some friction between the colonies and Britain, but…show more content…
All American colonists were required to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper used. This includes legal documents, newspapers, and even playing cards. The money collected by the Stamp Act was to be used to help pay the costs of defending and protecting the American frontier. The cost of the Stamp Act was small, but the colonists saw it as offensive when they found out what the money was used for. Taxes were viewed as measures to regulate commerce. The Stamp Act was viewed as an attempt to raise money in the colonies without the approval of the colonies. If this new tax was passed without resistance, the colonists agreed that the door would be open for far more troublesome taxation. (“Stamp Act”,…show more content…
They were established to undermine British rule in colonial America. (“Sons of Liberty”, n.d.) The Sons of Liberty and the Committee of Correspondence worked together through the years. “The Committees of Correspondence were provisional Patriot emergency governments established in response to British policy on the eve of the American Revolution throughout the Thirteen Colonies. Additionally, Committees of Correspondence served as a vast network of communication throughout the Thirteen Colonies between Patriot leaders” (“The Committees of Correspondence”, n.d.). These groups were furious when they heard about the passing of the Tea
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