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.
Although the British let wealthy young Indian men study at European colleges, that did not apply to everyone (P 23). Because Britain was taking almost all India jobs, most were poor and had low literacy rates (Doc 9). This is important because once Britain came to India, the highest literacy rates were 16%, but once they left the literacy rates quadrupled in about the same time it took to get 16% average literacy rate (Doc 9). But while the British were here they helped India 's health and life expectancy rate (P 27). Actually, while the British were here they raised the famine deaths by a lot .
Many people had different perspectives on what events happened during the imperialism in India. Everyone had a different perspective, depending on what they knew about what the British did during the imperialism. The British helped to civilize India during Imperialism. “They develop the territory by building roads, canals, railways, and telegraphs… establish schools and newspapers”(Document 1). They helped them to develop new technology and schools for them.
In the 1600s, the British people took interest in India. In 1707 when the Mongol Empire was collapsing, which meant the British had a chance to take over. By 1857 Britain took full, direct control of India. Although the British developed a very strong army, they restricted the freedom of Indians, created national parks, but abused natural resources, and killed almost 60 millions people but brought modern medicine. When the British took over India, they took over pretty much the entire government and created laws that restricted the rights of the Indians.
These acts create a large amount of opposition towards Parliament because negative consequences on Massachusetts. It was a response to the Boston Party in which a group of colonists dumped 300 cases of tea overboard When Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts; it closed the port of Boston, preventing all shipping until they paid the lost teas and taxes and banned town meetings throughout Massachusetts. It also forced colonists to provide housing and provisions for British troops. The other colonies reacted by sympathizing with Boston and supporting the city. They called for the meeting of a Continental Congress in which they discussed how they should respond to the actions by Parliament.
By 1857, the British, through the East India Company, directly ruled two thirds of India. The remaining third was overseen by Indian princes who paid tribute to the British. The British not only dominated the Indian economy, sending profits back to Britain: they also imposed their values on the Indian people by preventing Indian
Although Parliament lifted some of taxes on colonists, it still taxed on tea without consent of their elected representatives. As a result, it triggered the Boston Tea Party. The slogan, “No taxation without representation,” summarized a primary grievance of the American colonists which was one of the major causes of the American
Despite the fact that British rule in India during the Imperial period was extremely negative for the Indian people, it ultimately created an improved Indian nation. The British forced the idea of monoculture, were racist, created unfair trade and economic distress. However, they did provide an education system, improved human rights, promoted peace and created a more modern society for the Indian nation. The British rule began in the early 1600’s. The Mughal rule was the government at the time but it was easily conquered by the British in the 1700’s because it was so weak and corrupt.
Because many of the British soldiers were from countries other than Britain, they had less incentive and less morale as they were not fighting for their country, but fighting for money. This meant that they would be less efficient in battle as they would not be willing to sacrifice themselves for another
After the French and Indian War, the relationship between American colonists and the British quickly worsened. The deteriorating relationship eventually led to the American revolution, in which the colonists claimed their independence and formed a new nation. The Colonist’s desire to separate was not due to a single cause, but various factors such as geography, economics, public policy, and acts of violence. As a direct result of the French and Indian War, Britain gained a vast amount of territory. However due to perceived Indian threats and Britain’s desire to tighten its’ control over America, Parliament issued the Proclamation of 1763.