On the other hand, the government had reasons to why they needed to put down the rebellion. One of the reasons behind why the government battled against the rebellions was because they felt as though the farmer had bad intentions and were attempting to gain more power. Also, they were simply trying to shield the courthouses from any sorts of destruction. As a result, some rebellions, unfortunately, were killed or wounded. However, I would still consider them to be on the wrong side since they were basically taking money from individuals until they didn 't have anything left.
The British were in massive debt following the French and Indian war, therefore they placed taxes on the colonists in order to regenerate some of that money lost. The Sugar Act of 1764 taxed the sale of molasses in hopes to gain some lost money, but this act led the people of Boston to boycott the molasses industry. The Stamp Act of 1765 shortly followed, making colonists buy a stamp with every paper product. The rage the colonists felt over the passing of this act, led the colonies to begin to unify as they together boycotted the trade industry. The Townshend Duties of 1767 imposed taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea, but this only led to the colonist to again boycott the trade of those items and start newspaper attack.
This example of camaraderie between the British and the poor Virginians establishes the farmers’ stance on independence; despite the troubles they have had with the economy, the poor farmers are so bad off that they would rather turn to Britain (home of the Parliament that imposed sanctions negatively affecting the economy) for aide in lowering the duty on slaves. (Holton,
One of the reading done for class was “Persons of Mean and Vile Condition” written by Howard Zinn. In this reading Zinn states what was the Bacon’s Rebellion, how it started and how it ended. In his work, he states his opinion on some issues or happenings, in which I agree. Firstly there was a disagreement between the government and the rich, and the rest of the population of Virginia. They disputed on how to deal with the Natives, who were constantly threatening.
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 Massachusetts government arrested many Shaysites for treason, but was later forced to pardon all but two because so many people had been involved. Massachusetts’ new governor, John Hancock, realized he could not punish such a large number of citizens without instigating further restlessness. So many insurgents had been involved that the government was forced to let most of them off without penalty. Starkey reveals one of the many lessons of the rebellion: “Government was not to be amended by force of arms. The inefficacy of that kind of textual criticism had been amply proved, and there must be no more rebellions.
Rani lakshmi Bai and Nana Sahib became bitter enemies of the British and they led the revolt in their respective territories. A blatant act of back-stabbing by the British were widely seen through the annexation of awadh whereas the nawabs of awadh had always been loyal to the British. the sepoy was mostly came from awadh and British action deeply hurt the sentiments of them. even under the new regime, peasants had to pay even higher revenue and additional taxes were imposed therefore there was no relief from opperession. the British also provided no alternative source of employment to the people who lost their jobs due to the dissolution of the nawab's administration.
Referred to as Non-exportation, this protest was directly against the Coercive Acts that Parliament adopted for the colonies (Holton 124). The group’s effort of withholding meant that farmers restricted the world 's supply of tobacco, forcing the price to skyrocket globally. "Virginia farmers are so much indebted to the merchants that they hardly care which end goes foremost" (Holton 126). This quote illustrates the relationship between the farmers and the smallholders. The efforts of withholding the crop greatly shifted the balance of power in the
Shays’ Rebellion Essay Shays’ Rebellion was when a group of farmers protested against the government shortly after America gained its independence. Although these farmers rebelled against the government, nevertheless they stood up, aimed to help country, and their actions had lasting effects affecting the government. These protesters stood up against the government. It is important to realize that “ the people who have stepped up to demand rights for themselves and others are most likely to be put in jail.” These jails they were put in were often far away from their homes. According to Document A, an excerpt from a speech by Daniel Gray, the third reason for the protesters actions sums up that they were punished for demanding rights
“Almost overnight, it seemed, an institution that had long been taken for granted came under intense scrutiny and debate: critics questioned its efficacy and morality, proponents rushed to its defense, and thousands of slaves took advantage of wartime turmoil to flee their bondage” (Kolchin 63). It was the begging and near end of slavery. After the war slavery was still practiced and abundant however it was diminishing, even some slave owners decided to let go and free their slaves because all the bloodshed that was caused. Slavery aimed straight at the public and was given much attention. The Revolution constructed new views and ideas about "liberty" and "equality," which established new laws on human rights.
After years of strife and unfair taxation, many colonists were desperate for independence if it meant that they would be free from a malevolent and unfair ruler. Thomas Jefferson writes, “We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury” (Jefferson 170). Any appeals for compromise were rejected time after time. “We have warned them… We have reminded them of the circumstances… and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred” (Jefferson 170). While the Declaration of Independence is directed to the king and other officials, it also unites the colonists by pointing out the injustices they have endured and the hard headed attitude of the English monarchy.
Finally, Britain would constantly deny any attempt to find peace between the two countries. As expected, Britain put certain taxes on the colonies to help regulate trade and pay for transport of goods. However, many of the taxes Britain put on colonists were for the sole purpose of creating revenue for the British (Doc 2). The reason the British believed they were justified to do this was the belief that colonists still owed reparations for British support in the French Indian war (Doc 1). The colonists found these taxes so insulting that many of them refused to purchase British goods.
The document’s intended audience is to the puritans of Connecticut, who were at war with the Pequot Indians. Written from the point of view of a Connecticut puritan who was participating in the Pequot war, its purpose is to inspire faith and provide a sense of victory to puritans. It tells them that the burning of the Indian’s village was a victory and sweet sacrifice because the Pequot’s weren’t Christians. This shows that the puritans had a strict society and didn 't tolerate outsiders because they considered the slaughter of Indians a victory. Puritans were intolerant of everyone who didn’t follow their own religion, and even banished one of their own.
Although people think of the farmers as rebels, nevertheless the farmers were freedom fighters because they fought against unlawful punishment, stepped up to demand rights, and fought for money that they weren’t given. Farmers fought against unlawful punishment because the government illegitimately punished them. In this case unlawful means that something that was done was contrary to the law or