Lastly, colonists had no representation in Parliament. Laws and taxes were passed without them having a say. Americans decided to fight for their independence in 1776 because they were being treated unjustly by Great Britain. To begin, the British passed hefty taxes in the thirteen colonies to help pay off their war debt. First, colonists were brought into British conflicts.
Another major event was when the Declaration of Independence was established. The Second Continental Congress declared that the 13 colonies were marked independent from Britain. However, the American Revolution continued because the British did not want to have the American colonies taken away from them. On September 19, 1777 and October 7, 1777, the Battles of Saratoga were fought and it marked a turning point for the Revolutionary War. After both of these battles occurred, John Burgoyne, who was the British commander, surrendered to the American troops.
Theses act were put in to place to punish the colonist for dumping the British tea into the Boston harbor. A bill known as the Boston Port Bill was passed which banned the loading and unloading of ships in the Boston harbor, because the harbor was full of salty tea which would destroy the cargo ships. The Administration of Justice Act offered protection to royal officials in Massachusetts, allowing them to transfer to England all court cases against them involving riot suppression or revenue collection. The Massachusetts Government Act put the election of most government officials under the control of the Crown, essentially eliminating the Massachusetts charter of government. These were the most important events to me at least that were in chronological order that resulted in the before math and aftermath of the Boston Tea Party.
To prove that the British forced the colonists to commit to the republican value. Colonial resistance increased between the time period of 1763 and 1776 because of policies that were imposed on America, stirrings of revolt and the Coercive Acts that finally committed the colonist to find for their independence. During the year of 1763, frontiersmen from English colonies quickly began move over the mountains and into tribal lands in the upper Ohio Valley after the defeat of the French. The British feared that escalation would disrupt and threaten their western trade in order for that not to happen the Proclamation of 1763 was made. The Proclamation of 1763 forbade settlers to advance beyond the Appalachian Mountains.
During the late 18th century, much rebellion and political turmoil sparked the American Revolution. The American Revolution, which lasted from 1765 to 1783, pushed colonists to choose between independence and remaining apart of the British Empire. I believe that the Patriots were unjust in setting off the American Revolution because of their unreasonable motives and responses to Parliamentary action. The Patriots acted violently on many occasions and refused to remain loyal to the king even when they received many benefits as subjects of the British crown. The American Revolution was not justified because the Patriots were not justified to rebel by what they based their justification on, which was British “tyranny.” The colonists reaped many benefits under the British Empire, and some of these benefits prove that the Patriots were unjust to act violently because they did not receive advantages as British subjects.
“... first cutting and splitting the chests with our tomahawks, so as to thoroughly expose them to the effects of the water.” The colonists used tomahawks to commit the crime. Tomahawks are regarded as a dangerous weapon. The colonists carried pistols along to the ships.\ Finally, the third reason that the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism is because this was a crime against “protected” people meaning the government. “Colonists in Boston, disguised as Indians, boarded three vessels and dumped 342 canisters of tea into Boston Harbor.” This was not an actual attempt of violence against the “protected” people but it did affect the British economy. The act of dumping the tea was an act of defiance, but it was also an act of violence.
December 16th 1773, Boston Harbor. A group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston harbor. The midnight raid was in protest of the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773, which was a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering the tea taxes on itself, so it could wrestle the control of the tea trade in America. The low taxes allowed the East India Company to undercut tea smuggled into America by Dutch traders, and many colonists (myself included) viewed the act as tyranny. And thus we retaliated
With a large mob yelling at the soldiers “lobster backs” which is a derogatory term towards the red coats. The soldiers were getting agitated and where dead set on rettalinating. Then bang five dead and panic in the streets of Boston. This all stemmed from the unfair Townshend Act which, taxed the colonies extra for goods such as tea, glass, paint, oil, and other necessities. This act changed how the colonies, especially the Bostonians, thought about The Crown (England).
A group of colonists known as Samuel Adams and members of The Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians who boarded three ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. This midnight raid became known as “The Boston Tea Party” which is popularly known in American history. The arrival of these ships Dartmouth, Eleanor, and Beaver spread quickly making the colonist grow angry because they did not want to pay taxes. Although, The Tea Act of 1773 was one of the series of taxes that the inhabitants of the colonies were required to pay, the Tea Act was created to save the West India Company from faltering. Therefore, taxing the colonists was the best alternative way of saving the Company.
All around the world, the concept of patriotism has become a questionable subject as many people are not certain of what it actually is. Simply put, patriotism is loyalty to one’s country, and accepting both the good and bad aspects of that country. As the true meaning of patriotism is constantly questioned, it has had Americans come to realize the significant number of issues the United States has. Not only has America lost the values of the Founding Fathers, the economy also has been dissatisfying Americans for years and the country is laying in a remarkable amount of debt. Political parties also cause great disunity and hatred between the people.
Rebellion and violence were rampant because the thirteen colonies were all fed up with British rule. The reaction to taxation resulted to violence. Powerful groups often rose against taxation and in December of 1773, the Boston Tea Party occurred to express disapproval. Citizens handled their anger by pouring tea into the Boston harbor.
In 1771 a group of colonist protested 13 years of increasing oppression, by attacking merchant ships in Boston Harbor. The British in disgust of the attacks retaliated by imposing even harsher penalties through taxes and such. The British adjusted import duties to bolster the troubled east India company that produced the tea and readied it for export to the colonial settlements in America. This was deemed the Tea Act of 1773, consignees in New Yor, Philidelphia and Charleston rejected the shipments of tea from the East India Company because they felt that the British taxation was unfair and that the merchants could not pay the taxation and make a profit off of the imports. Merchants in Boston Conceded to Patriot
The colonist raises up by saying “I will not be robbed”. Lord Bute is aiming a blunderbuss at a man that represents colonial America that represents The Boston Massacre. Boston is seen in the back burning due to the protests and riots from the colonists. Which, represents The Boston Tea Party. The Virtual Representation shows how the colonists stand up for themselves and confront Great