To pay off the debt, the British Parliament began to enforce new acts and taxes on the colonies (Doc I). Many acts placed on the colonies were not very harmful to the colonies; some even reduced the price of certain goods. However, the Parliament was passing new laws and acts without consensus of the colonies (Doc G). This caused uproar in many of the colonies demanding to have representation within the British Parliament. A group of colonist called the Sons of Liberty came together to fight against taxation without representation and for their rights as citizens of Great Britain.
The Sugar Act, also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, was one of the laws that led to anger, dislike, disagreement, and eventually revolution in Colonial America. Another effect was an increase in smuggling and crime in the colonies. The colonists did not want to pay the outrageous taxes so they looked for ways not to have to pay. A third effect was the colonists decided to stop buying luxury products from Great Britain and looked to local manufacturers for their products. They did this to avoid paying the high
The Tea Acts passed by Parliament started the colonists down the path of anger. The Tea Acts were caused by the East India Company going bankrupt that is the reason the colonist got taxed in the first place. The East India Company was running out of money and they were acquainted with the colonies government so to help out the company the government of the colonies agreed to taxes the colonist
Then, the king heavily taxed us for buying these goods. Also, the British could search any ship they wanted, so they didn’t let us receive sugar from other countries. The Stamp Act also was very unfair. This was when England made the colonists only buy paper with the English stamp on it. Every paper product had to be made out of it, and this special paper had a heavy tax on it.
However, the third estate paid the highest amount of taxes and did not earn very much, hence taxation burdened the third estate. The clergy and nobility being more privileged caused a feeling of bitterness towards the ancien regime and the system that France followed from the third estate. With time this hatred only grew larger because of the ideas from the enlightenment. These ideas from the enlightenment came from the American revolution, therefore the American revolution also had an impact on France leading to the French revolution. The American revolution brought in revolutionary ideas, philosophies, and ideas which lead to the people of France being able to question the society the lived in which helped in laying the foundation for the revolution, therefore perspectives and ideas were one of the key factors that lead to the
The French Indian War was the starting point of the American Revolution. Britain began to neglect the Colonies which lead to America gained self rule and military experience. Along with that, taxes pushed by Britain created resentment from the colonies and therefore resulted in colonial backlash. Part of the problem was the separation between Britain and the Colonies. The Colonies were an agrarian society, while Britain was evolving into an industrial society, which created a lot of cultural diversity between the two.
Since trade was boosted, Americans came to accumulate a large amount of debt to the British creditors. (Henretta & Brody, 2010) In order to extract money from the colonist to repay their debt, the British then began to place tariffs on many common items that had no reason to be taxed. The colonies felt the same way and even though they had an underlying debt, they felt that this was the improper way to go about
The British in the 1700s controlled a massive empire all around the world and they knew how to deal with a rebellion, but they had never had a rebellion where former British residents were the rebels. The colonists had a very extreme reaction to a handful of simple taxes the British put in place that were only supposed to help finance the previous wars in North America, most notably the French and Indian War. The British reacted very reasonably against the colonial tax resistance, and the colonists only worsened the situation as they were overreacting about very small taxes. After the British attempted to pass taxes to help finance the recent wars with France, the colonists began on their rampage against any kind of British tax on the goods they bought. The first tax that Britain passed was the Sugar Act of 1764, this tax was on sugar goods and after a lot of unrest Parliament finally lowered the price of the tax and the colonists were satisfied.
The creation of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation came because of a rise in struggle between the competing economic and political forces within the colonies. The British government began to impose unfair taxes and tariffs on the colonists such as the Sugar Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765. These series of events led to the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. The Declaration of Independence announced the Colonies desire to split from Great Britain because of unfair taxing and violation of rights. The Articles of Confederation created an alliance of 13 states with a weak central government, no president and only a legislature.
The colonists wanted representation when it came down to being taxed, but the British government would not allow it. The government wanted full control over the people, so they made sets of acts and laws that were placed on taxation. For example, the Stamp Acts of 1765. These acts taxed all papers, pamphlets, newspapers, and cards. The Townshend Acts of 1767 were also a large part of taxation.
In the mid to late 1700s England’s period of little involvement with the American colonies came to an end. When the British came over to fight, and eventually win, for the Americas they finally saw how much had developed. The British victory over the French in North America inevitably led to the American Revolution because it caused massive debt for England, and it ended the Era of Salutatory Effect for the colonists The British involvement in the French and Indian war ended up putting them in severe debt. Wars are expensive endeavors, the country must provide soldiers with food, clothing, weapons, transportation, payment for their services, and compensate families for losses. During the French and Indian war, also known by England as the
First of all, one civil liberty that was exempt from the colonists reaches was taxation without representation. After the French and Indian War the British were had a gargantuan debt! In order to pay off such a huge debt they imposed new taxes and enforced old ones. Great Britain thought that it was allowed to pass laws like these, because Britain had protected the colonists therefore the colonists have to give obedience. Laws like the Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Tea Act, and along with the British being oblivious to colonists’ pleas to change the harsh laws (Document 2) allowed