The colonists tried to tell the British that they did not like the law and they didn’t listen so the colonists tipped lots of the British tea into the harbor to show they really don’t like the law. The Intolerable Acts began when the British hoped to force the colonists for the tea lost in the harbor and to obey British rule. The Coercive Acts closed the port of Boston and imposed military rule on all of Massachusetts. The colonists could not tolerate the acts. On the day the acts went into effect, flags throughout the colonies were flown
Another reason they outlawed the flag is because it wasn’t showing any respect for people that fought in a war and got no respect for people that died. Also, people want to have it down because there was starting to be fights about the discussion of the flag being banned or being back up. Also people are also wanting it banned because it has been causing too much trouble in places that started to have. People want it down also because it is a sign of slavery and it is a symbol of a deadly attack on the
The colonists thought that the laws King George made were unfair and cruel and it was evident that King George had firmly resolved not to change his mind. The colonists were indignant and furious, putting a lot of stress on the minds of Hugh and John. One of the colonists began provoking and taunting John, this began to irate Hugh, so he stepped in and hit the colonist with the butt of his gun, the colonist screamed and this created such a scene that soon
Henry asked the audience, “will it be when… a British guard shall be stationed in every house,” which reminded the colonists of the Quartering Acts. These acts had angered the colonials a lot because they had to house soldiers, and the soldiers disrupted their family life. As a result of this act, the people got even angrier at the British. Later on in his speech, Henry stated his most famous line, “Give me liberty or give me death.” This line was said at the end of the speech to leave a bold statement. Patrick Henry did this to achieve his goal of motivating the people to revolt rather than to sit and listen to the British laws.
The American Revolution: The American Revolution started between the British and the thirteen colonies of the United States of America, and was called the American war. The British were the ones to start it. The British brought unwanted laws and regulations into the colonies, which angered the colonists. The colonists felt that these laws and taxes were violating their rights because they had no say or vote in deciding them. The Boston Massacre was the first huge conflict between the colonists and the British.
Before the Boston Massacre the Stamp Act/Townshend Acts. The American colonists were being taxed for their newspapers, and playing cards. The colonists were angered by this, and acted out against their king. As we know from the effects came the Boston Massacre. Yet there was another event before the Revolutionary War.
In attempt to protest the colonists made the situation worse, in 1774 the Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts. The act consisted of various rules; the closing of Boston Harbor, the Quartering act, and Boston was to be put under martial law (). The outcome was negative, many colonists felt that the law violated their natural rights as if they had no voice. The Intolerable Acts violated the people's privacy by the quartering act, colonist were forced to take care of troops in their own home. () Shutting down Boston Harbor hurt many tea companies and in order to reopen it, the colonists had to repay the damage, which was almost impossible.
T. Hewes ' account of the Boston Massacre tells the tale of how the towns people were treated prior to this event. He talks about the treatment of the soldiers towards the colonists. They did many things that were advantageous and not fair. One incident he discusses is when an apprentice is not paid for the work that his master has called him to do for a soldier. This incident coupled with the numerous things that have happened during that time, incited the people and caused them to want to protest more vehemently.
The presence of British soldiers in Boston was of a particular disturbance to Hewes, who found it especially irritating to be stopped by sentries after curfew. British occupation represented absolute authority and a call for submission of the will. His distaste for His Majesty’s men grew after he was personally cheated by a British Sergeant who was supposedly ordering shoes for his Captain but never appeared to pay for them. Later, he witnessed an incident where a soldier sneaked up behind a woman, mugged her, and stole her outer garments. (36) Hewes’ continual revulsion for
The Stamp Act Great Britain had ways, finding ways to raise revenue from the colonist. In 1733 George Grenville would create the Stamp Act in other efforts to raise money for British military, which had divested money lost due to the French and Indian War. The Stamp Act would put an embossed stamp on printed papers. Such as newspapers, bonds, licenses, playing cards, diplomas, and anything that was printed for use. Americans were appalled by these acts and felt violated.