If you are completely clueless to the long story made short of the American Revolution, let me fill in the blanks. Basically, between 1765 and 1783 the original 13 colonies denied the British monarchy. It is between those 18 years that they fought back in many different ways against the British to win our independence. The thirteen colonies were getting heavily taxed by British monarchy without any representation. Seeing this as highly unfair, they took action and started to boycott merchandise from Britain.
The tea cargo was schockingly worth 18,000 pounds. The destruction of the tea cargo was a huge schock to the British. This event was done to protest against the Tea Act which was passed by the British Parliament earlier that year. The stamp act gave the British East India Company monopoly on tea sale in the colonies and the colonists were not happy. Parliament responded with a series of harsh measures intended to stifle colonial resistance to British rules.
The Intolerable Acts: The Breaking Point Two hundred and forty-one years ago, British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts which not only punished the colonists’ defiant behavior but also sparked a war that would change the world forever. The Coercive Acts were a series of four acts that punished the colonists for the Boston Tea Party, they would be restricted until they paid for the tea they dumped into the harbor. The Coercive Acts are a series of acts that were in direct response to the Boston Tea Party that punished the colonists for this event, led to the need for another continental congress meeting, and ultimately impacted the decision for the colonist to declare independence. First, the colonists were punished for the Boston Tea Party. The colonists were punished for the
The Tea Act of 1773 reinstated the issue of Britain’s right to tax the colonies. The Parliament and the colonies disagreed on a system of government in which the colonies would share the same rights and control as Parliament over their colonial affairs. Between 1773 and 1776, enormous amounts of tension between the center and the peripheries regarding the right to control the colonies led to the disintegration of the empire. The colonies and Parliament continued their dispute about the supremacy of the colonies that began with the Stamp Act of 1765. Britain asserted its position as “ONE people, ruled by ONE constitution, and governed by ONE King.” Similar to their opinion during the Stamp Act, Parliament argued that as the King of England’s
The event I researched is, Tea Act. It happened on, May 10, 1773. This topic talks about that the Tea had to be sent directly to the colonies and that there they had to sell it to a good price. The event was about, because they did not have how to increase the income in the American colonies. As a result of this event, It turned out that the colonies of Philadelphia and New York returned the tea boats to Great Britain, And in Charleston the load of Tea was rotting on the docks.
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
It was March 22, 1765, and my father had gotten word of the new law at work today. He worked as a merchant, and when he had gotten a new shipment of paper learned that Great Britain now put a tax on every document of paper in the US. Great Britain was in a financial drought because of the French and Indian war, and had resorted to taxing us for their faults. The law did not benefit Americans at all, only the British. He grew more furious still.
The context of this important event are almost as important as the event itself; British parliament enacted legislation that went against what the American colonists considered being fair (this, of course, is a generalization of the situation, but it still holds true for what the majority of people thought back then). The Tea Act of 1773 ignited the colonists to stage a destruction of tens of thousands of pounds of tea (belonging to the East India Company), which then caused Parliament to pass the Coercive Acts in 1774. In the year 1773, American colonists were becoming wary of Britain having too much power, due to the Tea Act of 1773;
Oscar Wilde states that disobedience is one's greatest virtue which has been proven true all over the world. Without disobedience, the world would not have improved and became what it is today. Disobedience is a way of questioning the rules that are set in place and challenging authority. First, disobedience dates all the way back to 1773 when the government put taxes on tea to in debt the British people. When the colonists started to feel like this tax was unfair, they went on ships to deliver tea and dumped it overboard.
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. The Tea Act which took place in 1773, and was one of the last attempts from the British to control the amount of money it was making on the colonies. The Boston Tea Party occurred soon after this act started being enforced, resulting in hundreds of cases of tea being dumped into the Boston Harbour. The British kept on attempting to pass taxes in the American colonies but every new tax they passed fueled the revolutionary flame within the angered
The French and Indian War ended in 1763 after nine years of fighting. When the Peace Conference ended in 1763, England was given Canada and Florida. The removal of the French and Spanish strengthened American colonies(History). After the French and Indian War , parliament attempted to force colonist to pay a tax to contribute to the defense of the new North America (Britannia). In the following years American Colonists became angry with being taxed without their consent and a group of colonists created the Sons of Liberty to fight against these taxes.
Document G illustrated some of these problems. Document G was written by Abigail Adams to Thomas Jefferson informing him about the political turmoil in her home state. This was around the time of the Constitutional Convention, and Adams, a powerful woman, wanted to inform Jefferson that something had to be done to the Articles of Confederation to stop this unrest. Another reason why the Articles of Confederation had to be changed was because of its inability to organize militias or enact and enforce nationwide taxes. Around 1786, the common people in Massachusetts revolted because of unfair state taxes and this was called Shay’s Rebellion.
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.