The Sugar Act Imagine not being able to use something as common as sugar without being robbed of your money. Sounds frustrating, right? That’s what happened to the American Colonists in 1764. Britain decided to tax the colonies, and the colonists didn’t even have a say in it! Sugar was one of the many things to be taxed.
The Whiskey Rebellion occurred due to the tax imposed upon whiskey, the growing need to pay off war debts, and the urge to levy government power. The Whiskey Rebellion of 1791 occurred mainly throughout West Pennsylvania. The wealthy believed the tax was good for the society, while the laborers believed the government was being too harsh. Farmers rebelled against the tax that Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of State, placed upon whiskey. Tax was placed upon whiskey in order to show the government's power and to also help pay off the debts caused by the Revolutionary War.
This event was important to the American Revolution because it started the intolerable acts which got many colonists from other colonies upset. Once this happened the colonists wanted to fight back for their freedom. So it means that the Boston Tea Party started a lot for the American Revolution and it brung all the colonies together. The Boston Tea Party was caused mostly because of taxes that they were getting from the British Parliament.
So some of them, they called themselves ‘Sons of Liberty’, were making messes everywhere. The most famous event of those is the Boston Tea Party. After the Boston Tea Party, Britain added the Intolerable Acts that means that deprived the citizens’ power and British soldiers could search citizens’ house. This act infuriated all colonists and makes them together to against the government. The first clash was in Lexington and this clash was the start of the Revolution of Independence.
Paine portrays the terrible iron-fist of the British king on the American colonists. King George treated these colonists with no respect through his policies such as the Tea Act and the Quartering Act, a law that stated that American colonists had to hold English soldiers if asked to. The men and women were so unwilling to let the tiny island of Britain rule over them and scare an entire nation. This fright caused Patrick Henry, a writer and advocate for the revolution, to revolt and unite many colonists against the British. In one of Henry’s writings is the idea that a nation should not have to try to win back the love of the colonist by force.
Patriot: "It was not easy because you had guns" Loyalist: "Even so you just through snow balls and rocks at us witch did nothing." Patriot: " Oh stop, oh stop what about the Boston Tea Party, why did you guys have to raise the prices of tea?" Loyalist: "We did it for us so we could have more money for our army, and how you could have the nerve to go on our ship and dump all that tea that was for you." Patriot: "That was the only thing that we could do to protest and make our statement about how tea prices should not go up! Loyalist: "Well we fixed that problem by sending you tea for a low price."
The colonists may have refused to accept the responsibilities of being Englishmen, however, the American colonists were reasonably justified in waging war and breaking away from Britain. The increasing distrust of and resentment toward British officials, the unfair and oppressive taxes imposed by Parliament on the colonists, and the restriction of colonial freedoms all contribute to the colonists’ justification of secession from Great Britain. Some may believe the colonists’ rebellion against British authority was not justified. The British Parliament had appropriate motives for imposing the laws they did on the colonists in the 1760s. The Seven Years’ War was “a war undertaken for [the colonists’] defense only,” to which Britain had devoted a large proportion of its resources.
On July 4th, 1776, British colonists passed the declaration of independence in their continental congress, 5 years later, on October 17th, 1781, the British government surrendered and the colonists had officially won their freedom from the tyranny of England. This independence was a result of the distressing relationship between the colonists’ and the British government. The events leading up to the declaration tell us just how bad the relationship between the two groups was. Britain enforced many unnecessary acts and proclamations that angered the colonists’. This anger led to the Boston massacre, Boston tea party and then ultimately the fight for independence.
The act was established to raise income to help pay for the protection of North America; it ended the exclusion of colonial commerce from revenue-raising processes. The Sugar Act immensely complicated the obligations for
Against the advice of both houses of the legislature, in 1773 he insisted that a shipment of imported tea be landed before being given clearance papers this resulted in The Boston tea Party in which dissidents dumped the import into the harbour.As the tension worsened, Hutchinson was replaced by General Thomas Gage as military governor. He sailed to England and acted as an adviser to George III and to the British ministry on North American affairs at that time he counseled moderation. He wrote (History of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay). (Thomas
The British Crown was ready to enforce these sanctions on the colonies, which is why they informed them of their intention to raise the taxes. The Stamp Act of 1765 was so unpopular and not liked by the people that they decided to send
The prime minister was furious about the Boston Tea Party and punished Boston by passing the Intolerable Acts. These laws closed Boston Harbor until Boston paid for ruined tea, Massachusetts charter was canceled, had a trial with a friendly jury, and General Thomas Gage became the new governor of Massachusetts. British hoped these laws could bring back order instead, it increased people 's
The purpose of these acts were, to punish the Americans after the events from the Boston Tea Party. The reason why they punished the Americans was to teach them a lesson after dumping the tea into the water. The Americans called the laws The Intolerable Acts. The so called Acts were, the Boston Port Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Quartering Act, and finally the Quebec Act. The Boston Port Act closed the Boston Harbor; do to the Act, shipments of goods and merchandise was canceled.The Massachusetts Government Act (in the British opinion) was a more efficient form of government that related to the Providence in Massachusetts Bay New England.
Also known as the intolerable acts. Passed in 1774, made to implement a vigorous policy in the american colonies. The Coercive acts were meant to reverse the trend of colonial resistance but actually provoked higher levels of resistance. This act included the Boston Port Act which shut down the port until damages from the boston
Before the French and Indian War, the colonists paid very few taxes. After the war, Britain decided that the American Colonists should pay for the Boston Tea Party since they dumped all the tea in an attempt to protest the taxes on tea. The British tried to punish the colonists by introducing three new laws for the colonists to follow. They decided to tighten control, limit settlements, and raise the tax revenue. the colonists responded by protesting.