The Founding Fathers rebelled against the British government for good reasons, which led to the American Revolution in 1783. The Founding Fathers were justified in rebelling against the Britain because the government was not protecting the rights of the citizens, taxing the colonists, and forced them to house British soldiers. In 1756 Britain put the first tax on the colonists. This was the Stamp Act, it required colonists to pay taxes on certain items such as newspapers, legal documents, licenses, and even playing cards.
In 1776, the British colonists that were living in America were getting tired of Great Britain’s control. The British were strictly ruling the colonies at this time, and the colonists decided that they were going to fight back. Firstly, colonists were given hefty taxes. Great Britain did this to receive more money, since they are in debt from the French and Indian War. Also, there were many unfair laws that were being instilled.
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 political turmoil of the late 1600s can be seen in form of the leaders of the time granting friends cheap distant lands and the king's attempt to channel colonial trade coupled with the strengthening of royal authorities over colonial governments. The frequent monetary and political concerns which were prompted by King Phillip's War among the Native Americans and the colonists can define the relationship between England and the colonies. The monarchy of the time took strides to gain more control over colonial governments and more strictly tried to harness the New England colonies to that of the English empire. In 1636 and 1637 a series of battles took place in which the colonists massacred hundreds of Pequot Indians. In the years following New Englanders and the Wampanoags can be seen as relatively peaceful with one another although it is noted that the New Englanders gradually intruded upon the Indian's land.
This very easy for the colonies to do based on their shared disapproval of and abuse from Britain and its rule. The colonists believed that they had to defend their liberties and that Britain was taking these from them. Richard Henry Lee describes how the colonists want to defend these liberties as led to their unification in his letter to Arthur Lee, “N.America is now most firmly united and as firmly resolved to defend their liberties ad infiniturn against every power on Earth that may attempt to take them away” (Doc 3). This demonstrates that not only are the colonists ready to fight to attain their liberties, but work together afterwards to protect them from anyone who intends to take them, thus supporting the idea of the colonies as not thirteen individual independent states, but one unified state. This idea of a strong unification greatly supported by Document 6.
The passing of the Sugar Act further intensified the growing resentment between the colonies and England. George Grenville, the Prime Minister of England, passed the Sugar Act in 1764.This act taxed all of America’s imports. He also more strictly enforced the trade laws. The Americans deeply resented the taxation that they felt was unjust. James Otis put the general mood of the colonists into words when he said each colonist had the right to be “free from all taxes but what he consents to in person, or by his
Imperialism Position Paper In the mid-1800s the British extended their power by taking control over India, leaving a detrimental impact on their nation both socially and politically after ultimately exploiting their people, leaving them on the verge if not already lost to starvation, and consciously stripping many of them of their self-governance rights. The British throughout their rule mistreated the natives, and clearly disregarded their well being after allowing them to starve, and exhausting their workers for their own personal gain. The age of imperialism in India began in the mid-1700s as the British East India Company began to gain greater political influence and power.
During the Colonial Period there were many complications involving the British rule and how much power the king should have since he was trying to rule from thousands of miles away. The king sent troops and placed taxes on common luxuries, but there was so much he could do before the people of the American colonies got angry and wanted to fight back. Two influential writings at that time were Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and Patrick Henry’s speech “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” . They both encourage the colonists to join the revolutionary cause by using rhetoric. Both works are well know
The first important effect the war of 1812 had was the way it changed foreign policy for America. One of the major problems before the war, was the way Britain forced neutral nations trade to go through British authorities first. Not only that but they’d take American seamen and force them into the British navy.
The founding fathers, then took necessary actions to gain freedom from this bond with Great Britain. The Founding Fathers were justified in the rebellion because; King George was unfair and took advantage of the new world, as well as the colonists. The founding Fathers created their new government because Britain was not protecting them; they taxed them greatly, and the
The battle of Lexington and Concord, a very famous battle in history, but why. Why is this event so important to are history that the story of its legacy gets passed on from generation to generation? In the 1700s The British finally won the French and Indian war at an extremely large expense. The British started to tax the new world for all that they had lost and blamed them for some of their expenses. The Boston Tea Party, Sugar Act, Tea Act, and Stamp Act all helped to inflame each side in this and help each side to grow hatred for eachother.
The point of the party was to protest the new taxes, it was a very iconic event in American history which eventually led to the American revolution. Let us go back a little bit because the party was an extremely iconic event that made a lasting imprint on U.S. History. After a very long and costly war with France and England, King George and British Parliament needed to figure out a way to start recovering all the money lost, so what better than to tax the people to help raise money to pay off the massive debts. They chose to place this tax on tea sold in both England and its colonies. Their thoughts were that people would rather pay a tax than give up their daily tea.
“GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH” was a phrase during the war. Those men and women felt with their liberty they could attain they would achieve better then they are now. They absolutely did achieve better those settlers achieve creating one of the greatest countries in the world. They did that with have their own
British armies but with a sense of discomfort and distrust (“Unit III” 12). The casualties of war severely affected the American civil morale (“Unit III” 13). 5.1 The implications of the financial acts forced upon the colonies by the crown The implications of the financial acts among the colonies of the crown were a series of rebellion and the growing sentiments to gain liberty (“Unit III” 10).
This essay focuses on the appropriate action of the colonists in response to taxation imposed by the British crown. During the American Revolution, a series of laws were approved during 1763 to 1775 to control trade. Not only did the legislation caused a lot of chaos between the American colonists and the British government, but also there were certain events that led up to taxation. The occurrences were the British crown views on the taxation, and the reaction of the colonies in response to the taxation that was imposed by the British Government.