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 British government placed a multitude of restraints onto the American colonists which limited the colonies ability to develop as a region in the process. In 1763 the Proclamation Act was passed which forbade the colonists to settle West of the Appalachian Mountains and required people who were previously living on that land to move back to the East. The American colonist was extremely frustrated at that passing of this law since they won the French and Indian War for the British
Claire Turner American History Test I The American Revolution The Second Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain in 1776 because they were being treated with unfair and unjust taxes and laws. The Second Continental Congress was a representation of the colonists and colonies as a whole, to Britain. In the beginning of the Congress the majority wanted to stay loyal to “The Crown,” and make peace with it. However, there were already those few who were ready to take drastic measures to relieve themselves of the British rule. One colony in particular that stands out as taking the leading role in the independence of America is Massachusetts, for they received the true wrath of Great Britain.
Here in America we were on our own but still felt love for our country. I was very loyal to my country until shortly after 1773 when other colonists started to protest The Tea Act, it seemed as though Parliament had “ granting a monopoly to the East India Company, the act not only cut out colonial merchants who would otherwise sell the tea themselves; it also reduced their profits from smuggled foreign tea”. Once again, Parliament was taxing us without representing us and going against the British Constitution. This is when I decided, like many others that something must be done to either treat us as equals or for us to stand on our own. After the boycotts and protests the tea had all rotted and could not be used, I know what they did was wrong and thought they could have handled it differently, but they did prove our point.
On July 4, 1776 the founding fathers decided to separate from England. In a document called The Declaration of Independence, the colonists stated their reasons for why they were leaving England and making their own nation. The colonists were justified to break away from England for reasons like the Intolerable Acts, unfair taxes, and tyranny among others. The French and Indian War left the British victorious. After the war the British were in a lot of debt; they needed a way to pay off the debt.
Although any of the treaties passed Parliament, but one that did was called the Olive Branch Petition. When the petition was brought to King George, he was very angered; moreover, the colonists believed that his taxes were unfair. He then declared soon after that all colonists to be traitors and should be put to death posthaste. Tensions had been growing for years between the two countries, but the King’s decision to list all colonists’ traitors angered them so much they decided to create their own kind of government. This scared Britain to the point of attempting
In Conclusion, there were lots of things that made the colonist unhappy and angry. George Grenville 's plan to attempt to pay off the British debt which started a series of triggers that made the colonist revolt and become rebellious. There was the Sugar Act of 1764 which taxed sugar and molasses, then the Quartering Act of 1765 which the British wanted the colonist to house and feed the British soldiers and that upset them. The Stamp Act was the most unpredictable of all the Acts because it upset the colonist (Mellion, 2012). They placed a stamp on all official papers such as diplomas, marriage license, wills, newspapers and playing
The Intolerable Acts: The Breaking Point Two hundred and forty-one years ago, British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts which not only punished the colonists’ defiant behavior but also sparked a war that would change the world forever. The Coercive Acts were a series of four acts that punished the colonists for the Boston Tea Party, they would be restricted until they paid for the tea they dumped into the harbor. The Coercive Acts are a series of acts that were in direct response to the Boston Tea Party that punished the colonists for this event, led to the need for another continental congress meeting, and ultimately impacted the decision for the colonist to declare independence. First, the colonists were punished for the Boston Tea Party. The colonists were punished for the
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
DBQ Between the years 1750 and 1776, England was locking down on the colonies, imposing lots of taxes against the colonists such as the Stamp Acts and Townshend Acts. Tensions were high between England and the colonies and the idea that a Revolution might take place wasn’t out of the question. And it was between those 25 years that colonists in America began to find a sense of unity and a sense of their own individual identities. To find both a sense of unity and their own identity, the colonists banded together in the face of adversity, they also found a sense of identity and unity due to a lack of a sense of belonging, and through the passing of the Townshend Act. As more and more colonists began to turn their back on England, they realized,
The context of this important event are almost as important as the event itself; British parliament enacted legislation that went against what the American colonists considered being fair (this, of course, is a generalization of the situation, but it still holds true for what the majority of people thought back then). The Tea Act of 1773 ignited the colonists to stage a destruction of tens of thousands of pounds of tea (belonging to the East India Company), which then caused Parliament to pass the Coercive Acts in 1774. In the year 1773, American colonists were becoming wary of Britain having too much power, due to the Tea Act of 1773;
The American Revolution did not arise instantly. There were many factors that laid the foundation of the revolution, one being high taxation. In approach to the revolution the colonists developed a sense of identity and unity as Americans. Anger and frustration pointed towards the British built up and eventually exploded into a war. By the eve of the revolution many, but not all colonists set their differences aside to achieve one goal, to overcome the tyrannical British become truly independent.
The French and Indian War can be argued to have the most effect on altering the relations between Britain and the Colonies. The relationship between these two power houses began very subtle, as England followed through with a policy of salutary neglect toward the Colonies. The consequence of the war caused the Political and the Economic state of Britain to changed dramatically, causing them to act differently towards the Colonies. This made the Ideologies of the colonies change greatly. Becoming a winner of a mass of land was great to reward to Britain, but this caused them to change the way that they were going to govern, especially in North America.
The United States of America become its own independent nation on July 4, 1776. Previously the United States was under the unfair rule of the British. The British treated them unfairly with high taxes and no representation. The Americans were tired of the unfair treatment so they decided to break away from British rule and become independent. After becoming an independent nation, the United States became stronger through the war of 1812, economic improvements, and westward expansion, The war of 1812 was a war fought between the United states and the British.
It started with taxes on things like paper. Then when the Stamp Act was overthrown, the tea tax was put in place by the British, for no beneficial financial reason, just because they could. The colonists needed to revolt and break away, but the British refused to understand that, which is what caused them to go to war. During the war, the British were still taking advantage of the fact that they had control over the colonists. One of the ways they would show this is by quartering the colonists homes.
When looking back into history one typically overlooks the French and Indian war due to lack of public knowledge of the war and what the war accomplished. One of the major effects the war was the widespread development of anger directed toward Great Britain due to the increased taxation of the colonies. Unsurprisingly the war failed to lower the tensions between Great Britain and France. The French and Indian War represented a major turning point in the socio economic relationship between the colonies and Great Britain due to the financial and social tensions created by the war but failed to change the relationship between Great Britain and France. One of the most obvious repercussions of the war was the massive anti-British movement in the colonies.