The French and Indian war, also called the Seven Years war, was viewed on a world wide screen. The war was fought between the British, the French, the Native American allies, and the colonists. Prior to the war, mostly everything east of the Mississippi River was claimed by either the French or British. The French and Indian war vastly influenced and altered the political, economic, and ideological relations between Britain and its colonies by imposing taxes and regulations unfairly towards the colonies. Which caused the colonists to change their ideology from toleration to resentment toward Britain. Politically, the war caused certain limitations towards the colonists from the British empire. Economically, the British passed acts that imposed
In the American colonies between 1763 and 1775, a burning desire for freedom and to rid themselves of the perpetual taxation sparked within the aggravated colonists; leading to the people of the thirteen colonies to declare their separation from Great Britain.
The arrogance of Great Britain led to the rebellion of the colonists, which sparked the Revolutionary War through social, economic, and political actions. Furthermore, Great Britain caused a tremendous amount of irritation to develop inside of the colonists. The Revolutionary War showed that it is a necessity for Americans to have their opinions voiced. Even though the colonists encountered many calamities, the Revolutionary War was a step towards democracy, something that the colonists wanted all
Britain's inability to establish authority over her colonies after the 7 Years War led the colonist to feel they were independent from British rule. When British government tried to reinstate British laws over the colonies, many citizens felt that it wasn’t fair. Many small events sparked multiple major causes that led America to want separate from Great Britain. Among those causes were protection of religious freedom, the taxes that resulted because of the French and Indian War, and Salutary Neglect. These causes led the Americans to victory after they entered the war because they understood the consequences if they didn’t win. The colonist were not afraid to fight for what they believed was right and showed true love for their country.
This resulted in larger taxes on the colonists, as well as laws to force them to pay the new taxes. One of the first laws was the Currency Act of 1764 to make sure colonists would not pay in paper money, as it was not actual currency to them. The Sugar Act renewed an old law that states that sugar and rum from anyone except Britain would have a tax. The difference between the old law and the new one was that the new one was reinforced, and the tax on the sugar was lower. This tax was fueled by the Sugar Interest. While this did make some colonists angry, such as James Otis, several were willing to pay it. What made many of the colonists furious was the Stamp Act, which was an internal tax on stamps, something that was placed on nearly every piece of paper they had. This was considered to be unconstitutional. When colonists stopped buying goods from Britain in protest, they passed the Declaratory Act, saying Parliament had supreme control over the colonies, along with the Townshend/ Revenue Acts. Afterwards, they passed the Tea Act to lower tea prices. In response, a group of smugglers boarded a British shipped fill with tea in Boston and dumped it into the harbor to show that they were mad that their smuggled-in French tea could not be sold for as much, called the Boston Tea Party. To punish Boston, the British closed its harbor until the cost of the dumped tea was paid
Freedom and liberty were the reason for the American Revolution. There were different point of views on freedom and liberty, the Loyalists, the Patriots, and the slaves. The Loyalists, such as Elihu Lockton from the book Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson, thought that more freedom wasn’t necessary and was overrated since the freedom the king was giving was good enough and were treating the Loyalists well. The Patriots thought that freedom away from the king was needed because the colonies/Americans were being mistreated and didn’t want to live under the rules that were unfair for them. However, the slaves had a completely different view of freedom. Freedom from a slave’s point of view was being free from being a slave, able to be treated like
The American Revolution was very influential in shaping the new society that came as a result of its success. America’s Revolution fundamentally changed American society most noticeably by replacing an authoritarian government with one that acknowledged individual rights for the first time in history. This is proven by the laws and ordinances written to protect the individual rights of Americans, the different movements intended to limit the power of government, and America’s retaliation to the multiple rights violations from Britain.
The colonists were not happy in the mid-eighteenth century. They were getting no respect and slowly having their rights taken away. They had hardly any say in the government and England was beginning to become corrupt. The government had way too much power and the people had to do something about it. A revolution to gain independence and liberty was about to take place. This revolution is called the American Revolution.
The American Revolution was an important time for the American Colonists in their journey to becoming their own independent country. The American colonists changed their views from loyal to Britain in 1763 to rebellion in 1775 and pushed for the formation of a new government. This was caused by of the lack of voice they had in parliament, lack of rights, and violence within the colonies. When the colonists had officially gained their freedom in 1783, it started the formation of civil rights groups and activist groups that are still common and around today as well as the start to a new government.
The Tea Act sparked the final revolutionary movement in Boston. A company from East India, burdened with eighteen million pounds of unsold tea. The tea was shipped directly to the colonies, and to be sold at a bargain price. The Townshend duties were still in place, however, the radical leaders in America found reason to believe that this act was a plot to buy popular support for the taxes already in force. A lot of events led up to this act. For example, the Boston Massacre, The Quartering Act, The French and Indian War, and the 1765 Stamp Act, are all events that led up to the Boston Tea Party. There are other acts involved with the cause of the Boston Tea Party. The Tea Act was a key event as well. The Tea Act was the final straw in a series of unpopular
The American Revolutionary War has been known to inspire other nations to fight for their independence. This revolution has also given birth to a new nation that was built on a new fundamental system. But what led to a war between the greatest empire and a new imperfect colony were events like: The French and Indian War of 1754, The Sugar Act of 1764, The Stamp Act of 1765, The Boston Massacre of 1770 and a few other occurrences. Due to years of lack of attention and misuse of powerful from England had forced the American colonists to break away from their motherland. Each event has deepened the wound and sparks a new idea of independence.
In the years 1765 to 1783 Americans were fighting for their independence. Britain finally decided to take its role as a mother country after many years of salutary neglect. The American Revolution was revolutionary because colonist fought for a change in the way the government was set up. The colonies were a part of Great Britain, so they still had to respond to Britain even if it was unfair.
The French and Indian War from 1754-1763 was the war that helped divide the United States from Britain. The war revealed the differing views of freedom between two lands. The affects of the French an d Indian war was the causes of the revolutionary war, the creation of Common Sense and it's own aftermath, and John Locke's version of freedom.
it was one of Britain's ways to obtain money from the colonists. George Grenville, in 1763, was delegated as the new chancellor. He found a way to make more money by coming up with the Grenville acts. The Proclamation Line Of 1763 didn’t allow settlers to pass the line across the Appalachian Mountains. The Grenville Acts of 1764 and the Stamp act of 1765 were sponsored by Grenville because they were losing money. The Grenville Act consisted the sugar act, currency act , and the administration acts, therefore, it was primary taxes. They were thought to bring in more money for the colonies.The Stamp Act was the same thing as as the Grenville Act, but was centrally taxes. The Stamp Act was also used to bring in revenue to pay for the damage done by the French and Indian War. The colonist believed it was an unfair tax and they wanted the stamp collector to resign. The Stamp Act Congress and Riots was the first crowd to protest against the Stamp Act. The Committees of Correspondence, led by James Otis, was against Britain's harsh implements. The Quartering Acts forced colonists to house British soldiers. The Coercive Acts took place in 1773, and they were put into action because of the Boston Tea