British Imperial Policies Analysis

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The many Imperial Policies placed on the colonists by England between 1763 and 1776 resulted in mass protest from the thirteen colonies. The colonists resisted the many Acts and Taxes placed on them by forming rebel groups and using many methods to try and undermine British authority. They also did not agree with England’s government and sought to create their own. An analysis of British Imperial Policies in the late 1700s reveals that they intensified colonial resistance to British rule and fortified their commitment to republican values. The British were firm in their belief that the colonists should pay debt that resulted from the Seven Years’ war that lasted from 1754-63 because the British soldiers defended them during that war. As a result, British Parliament started to tax the colonies; however, before the taxes, the Proclamation of 1763 was put into effect. The British feared that western trade would be…show more content…
It was wholly ineffective as British authorities failed to enforce the limits. After the Proclamation, the Mutiny Act of 1765 was created by the Grenville ministry and required colonists to house and provision the army. The Sugar Act of 1764 raised taxes on sugar and the Currency Act of 1764 demanded that colonists stop distributing paper money. As a result of the many taxes against them, colonists created rebel groups like the Paxton Boys of Pennsylvania who fought to demand tax relief and financial support for their defense against the Indians. Another group called the “Regulators” were a small group of farmers who wanted tax relief. In March of 1770, the Boston Massacre occurred. During this event, soldiers were pelted with snowballs that had rocks inside them. A couple of the soldiers fired into the crowd and killed
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