The American colonists held the Boston Tea Party on December, 1773. It was not a party though. It was a protest against taxs from England. The British Parliament had already taxed sugar, coffee, wine, and newspapers. The tea tax was too much. The colonists decided not to take any of the taxed tea. When the tea arrived, it was returned to England or put in warehouses. In Boston, the tea company was determined to unload its cargo. The colonists had to act fast. One night, a group of colonists dressed up as Native Americans. They called themselves the Sons of Liberty. They borded three ships and dumped all the tea on bored into the harbor. Then, they marched through the streets of Boston. The colonists were punished. The British Parliament closed
“We must all hang together, or we shall hang separately.” This was a famous quote from Benjamin Franklin while signing the Declaration of Independence. Britain and France had conflicting claims at the Ohio River Valley and started the French & Indian War. When Britain won the war, the king imposed taxes because he felt he should be repaid for the expenses of the war. This angered the colonists because they felt they should have had representation in Parliament to be taxed. They shouted, “No taxation without Representation!” The Boston Massacre and The Boston Tea Party angered the colonists and the king. This caused trouble between the Patriots and the British which led to the American Revolution.
Due to the huge sum of land available in North America for the colonists, there were more diverse religions and ideas that resulted in the Great Awakening as well as the development of more religious freedom in the middle and southern colonies. At this time, most of empires would stick to a certain religion and have strict guidelines for people to follow. However, in the middle colonies such as Pennsylvania, there was a lot more religious toleration and compare to other parts of the world. In Penn society, there was no restriction on immigration and almost anybody besides the Catholics and Jews could be accepted in its society and hold office. Also, the Great Awakening was a major event that to some extent, the British colonies would be able to develop into a unique society. The Awakening led to many religious groups of people such as Baptists and New Presbyterians. Some people began to live together in harmony, create diversity within communities, create new colleges such as Columbia, Rutgers, and Brown as well as people assuming new responsibilities in religious affairs. This movement and its results were unheard of in most of the world. Because of the Great Awakening and the religious toleration within the middle and southern colonies, the British colonies established a unique society to a certain
On the night of March 5, 1770, A major conflict between the American Colonists and British soldiers arose on King street. The British were taxing the Colonists, and the Colonists were protesting and boycotting against the taxes creating tension between the two sides. Since this happened, the British soldiers are the ones to blame for the Boston Massacre.
The Great Awakening caused the colonies to question the old religious hierarchy is not all that powerful. The Enlightenment was the uprising in reason and science. Great Awakening affected the colonies by changing people’s perspective of religion. It altered people’s idea that religion was important in their life. The Enlightenment affected the people is that they should be governed by reason and not tradition. John Locke saw no explanation reason why kings should rule rather than having people rule themselves. Great Awakening created splits among member of religious denominations. Some people’s belief changed while others stayed the same. Jonathon Edwards led one of the first religious revivals in MA. He proclaimed humans sinful and corrupt if they don’t repent then God was prepared to send them to hell. The Great Awakening put its faith in Scripture while the Enlightenment put theirs in science. Christians and philosophes both wanted religious freedom and they shared a scorn for political or religious leaders who appealed power over others by virtue of divine right. Both didn’t accept the basic principle of why the king of England supported by the Church of England or had any inherent right to rule over the American
On March 5th, 1770 an event broke out on King’s Street in Boston that would forever shape the course of history. This event is the Boston Massacre, although the term “massacre” is a misnomer, as only five people died at this historic event. It is due to the many depositions, news articles, and other propaganda forms that were released after this event that this misnomer took hold. Propaganda is defined as “information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.” (Dictionary.com). The most famous propaganda that came out of this historic event is Paul Revere’s engraving which he titled “The Bloody Massacre.” The title, even without the engraving, is propaganda in and of itself
One of the most common things talked about in the history of the U.S.A. is the Boston Massacre, but was this historical event commonly looked at as a massacre really a massacre. I believe that the Boston Massacre was not a massacre at all instead it was just the act of self defense of a few british soldiers that were being attacked by upset colonists.
During the 1730s and the 1740s, a religious revival swept happened in the colonies. George Whitefield, a revivalist, toured America. During this tour, Jonathan Edwards said a sermon called, ¨Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” This lecture started a wave of religious fervor and began the Great Awakening.
Due to his many experiences while living in Great Britain, he grew a desire to fight for the oppressed and often questioned the authority the British Monarchy had over the American colony. Thomas Paine wrote an influential Pamphlet “Common Sense” a scathing attack on the monarchial tyranny over the American colony and the significance of American independence. Thomas Paine’s ideas in this pamphlet were not original, however were more accessible to the masses due to the clear and direct way he wrote. His pamphlet helped to inspire The Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence contains a list of grievances against King George III and justifications for the assertion of the right for independence. It also included a passage critical of King George III and the slave trade, but were omitted from the final draft, for being too controversial. The Declaration of Independence was a Declaration for international recognition of America’s struggle for freedom and served as an inspiration for colonial peoples around the world seeking
One of the biggest effects of the Great Awakening on the Colonies was the way it prepared the people for the War of Independence. The Awakening made the colonists realize that they could have the religious power in their own hands rather than in those of the Church of England. As such, the colonists started to develop a vision of freedom from British rule. The climate created by the Great Awakening made the American Revolution possible. The movement brought religious unity to the colonies, which resulted in political and cultural unity as well. Moreover, this spiritual awakening had a profound impact on the development of the American
Regardless of a colony’s religious situation, whether they allowed complete freedom of worship or were occupied by strict religious laws, all thirteen colonies were affected by a movement called the Great Awakening. Generally, the Great Awakening is characterized by a fervent revival in religion practice.Although, this movement had a major impact on most aspects of colonial life, it is important to note the effect it had on religion and how that in turn affected the political life of the colonist. Because of The Great Awakening, many ministers lost authority the authority they held over because more people were taking to studying the Bible in their own homes. This idea would have larger implications for the future. Colonists were seeing themselves
The village of Paxton was located in eastern Pennsylvania. Paxton became a place of political and racial unrest during Pontiac’s Rebellion. Paxton was still part of the frontier until the 1760’s and was populated by Scots-Irish. They requested soldiers and weapons because of their vulnerability to attack. Their request was ignored because of the legislators who were Quakers. Many Quakers were pacifists.
John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, and died July 4, 1826 when he was 90 years old. His family tree was descendant of Puritan colonists from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. John grew up with his father, mother, and two siblings. He studied at Harvard University. Adams was as the defense attorney for the British soldiers accused in the Boston Massacre and this is when he began to get some recognition. In 1774, he was part of the First Continental Congress and also helped draft the Declaration of Independence as one of the founding fathers. Adams became the first vice president of the United States and the second president.
The Second Great Awakening also consisted of the growth of many churches in the United States and increased the percentage of religious people by a lot. The second great awakening influenced several social reforms that took place later and helped change our country into what it is today. The Second Great Awakening definitely expanded the number of active church members and affected the United States in many ways later in its
The Boston Massacre’s significance was at a very high ratio in American History when the colonies were still trying to gain their Independence from Great Britain. The turning point I have acknowledged, was that the British troops whom were guarding their Leader’s house, the colonists we’re causing the large conflict. Not the British Troops, They were doing as told but took action basing on their feelings. Rage, discrimination, and the fact that the Colonist male members were taunting them all by throwing snowballs and shouting not necessary statements.