The Founding Fathers rebelled against the British government for good reasons, which led to the American Revolution in 1783. The Founding Fathers were justified in rebelling against the Britain because the government was not protecting the rights of the citizens, taxing the colonists, and forced them to house British soldiers. In 1756 Britain put the first tax on the colonists. This was the Stamp Act, it required colonists to pay taxes on certain items such as newspapers, legal documents, licenses, and even playing cards. This angered the colonists and they began to boycott purchasing taxed items.
The French and Indian War was important to the American Revolution because the debt from the war was the reason that Parliament started taxing the colonists. Also, the French and Indian War made Britain very weak, making the colonists’ actions work a whole lot better. Since France was not happy with the outcome of their war with Britain this was a main reasons for France’s interest in helping the now Americans throughout the Revolutionary War, which was very important to the colonies’ victory. The reason why Britain started to tax the colonists was because of the debt resulting from the French and Indian War. The first tax was the the tax on sugar, which was put on the colonists to help pay off the war debt.
The effect of the Stamp Act crisis was the Virginia Resolves which stated that anyone who approved the taxation of Virginia was an enemy of the colony. The British government also imposed their troops onto the colonists’ lands, placing four regiments of regular troops in the city. The troops often looked for jobs during off-duty in which created competition for the locals. The effect of this was the Boston Massacre which was British troops shooting into a crowd of Boston laborers. In the perspective of the colonists, the British comes in and tries to take what is theirs, imposes taxes for a war the colonists didn’t even ask Britain to interfere with, sends their troops which the colonist has to maintain and care for even though their taking their jobs thus, leaving little to no jobs left for the locals, then after getting fed up with the fact that Britain is controlling a land that isn’t theirs, they protest in which causes the same British troops that took their jobs and to enter their homes to shoot into a crowd that was weaponless.
The colonists no longer saw themselves as Englishmen but rather Americans because they were now in charge of their own laws and customs. They were no longer focused on what the English wanted but rather what they wanted for themselves. This kind of thinking led to the creation of an American identity because there was now a separation between American and English. In addition, the First
Also, there were many unfair laws that were being instilled. King George III and Parliament restricted the colonists in almost everything they did. Next, the Boston Massacre helped lead to the American Revolution. It proved that the British were in charge and violent, and the colonists were enraged. Lastly, colonists had no representation in Parliament.
This whole ordeal caused great upset in America and cause them to put up a bill that stated they would cut off trade with either Britain or France if the other dropped their trade restrictions. As well as this Britain was influencing native Americans against the settlers. All this dispute would cause America to go to war with their former cousin.
The political turmoil of the late 1600s can be seen in form of the leaders of the time granting friends cheap distant lands and the king's attempt to channel colonial trade coupled with the strengthening of royal authorities over colonial governments. The frequent monetary and political concerns which were prompted by King Phillip's War among the Native Americans and the colonists can define the relationship between England and the colonies. The monarchy of the time took strides to gain more control over colonial governments and more strictly tried to harness the New England colonies to that of the English empire. In 1636 and 1637 a series of battles took place in which the colonists massacred hundreds of Pequot Indians. In the years following New Englanders and the Wampanoags can be seen as relatively peaceful with one another although it is noted that the New Englanders gradually intruded upon the Indian's land.
The American and French revolutions were revolutions that took place in the 18th century that changed the world as we know it. The revolutions are thought to have many similarities between them, but they also had several differences between them. This essay will try to compare and contrast these two revolutions. Both the American and French Revolution wanted to have a change from the ruler that was ruling them. They both had absolute rulers and wanted out of being under rulers that didn’t have supreme authority on the citizens in their countries or land.
In England, not all cases had the right to a jury, and this angered the colonists and was a factor in the revolt. After America won the revolution, the right to a jury was added to the constitution in several instances so it could no longer be denied. A few of these places were: Article III and the fifth, sixth, and
Although not expected, the Glorious Revolution was more than welcomed by almost all the colonists. It got ride of one monarch and was the first time the crown welcomed a pair of rulers. It had a large base of support, and promised several constitutional reforms. During the development of the colonies, the English had a policy called “salutary neglect”. It was good for England, because the colonies were kept with them during the English Civil War, which kept them from revolting and costing Britain extra revenue.