The Stamp Act was created and enforced upon the colonies by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. After fighting in the North America's alongside the Colonists and in various other locations globally, the British racked up a healthy sum of debt, around 177 million pounds (Tax history Project): which roughly converts to 268,659,450 dollars in modern day currency. In an effort to pay off such debt, the British parliament issued various acts upon the colonists which taxed them for common goods: on specifically being the stamp act. Outraged by its coverage of over all paper good including stamps, legal documents, newsprint, and even playing cards and dice (history.org), the colonists proceeded to protest on belief of the act being unconstitutional(history.com
Taxes! After the French and Indian War, the British government needed money to pay for the cost of protecting the colonists from the French and Indians. The British government approved several taxes including the Stamp and Tea Acts to help pay for the costs of the war. The colonists were expected to pay these taxes.
Has anyone heard about how the colonist fought against the British? Most definitely you sure did, but have you come to think why the colonist fought them? Well, because of the fact that the Colonist was being under the control of Britain and no longer wanted to be, under anyone's control. So, the Colonist were justified to revolt against the British. I believe they were justified to revolt because, British violated the Colonist rights, the British impacted the Colonists' economic opportunity, and the Colonists' life and liberty was impacted.
A. Explain the reasons for English Colonization by doing the Following: A1. Discuss the political motivations for English Imperialism. The main political motivation for English Imperialism was due to the rivalries with its European Counterparts. Initially, European countries were looking for a water passage to China so they would be able to trade for their goods. Spain, who lead the charge, landed in Central and South America, captured gold and silver.
After the French and Indian War, Great Britain was in a huge debt and had a lot more land to rule. As a result of their debt and their new land, they began to put taxes on the colonists living in that land. The colonists were angry about these taxes because they were getting taxed without representation in British Parliament. Two acts that caused some of these reactions are the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts. The British actions after 1763 caused numerous reactions from the colonists, which ultimately led to the American Revolution.
The Townshend Acts were a series of four acts passed by the British Parliament. These Acts began June 15th and lasted through July 2nd, 1767. The British East India Company was required to sell its tea throughout London. Therefore colonists were required to pay tax per pound of tea that was sold.
By the beginning of 1763, the colonials began to refuse British policies. As new imperial policies increased, due to the French and Indian war, the colonials were angered with British rule, and wanted to gain independence. From 1763 to 1776, the British began to impose new policies that greatly intensified colonials resistance to taxation and the limitation of freedom; making their commitment to republican values stronger.
During the Revolutionary War the colonist were fighting for their freedom from the British Empire. In their quest for freedom, they realized that they would need international allies to win the war. With France losing the French and Indian War against England, the colonial government looked to France to form this bond. Benjamin Franklin composes the Treaty of Alliance, which would become the first military treaty for the new nation. The Treaty of Alliance 1778 had a great impact on the outcome of the American Revolution, and helped introduce the United States of America as an independent country.
There was no singular event that led to the American Revolution however, there were long-term causes that were brought to the forefront because of short-term events. Many of these long-term causes were tax acts that were being placed on the colonies to help Britain pay debt that was inquired during the war with France. These tax acts included the Sugar Act of 1764, the Quartering Act of 1765, and the Townshend Acts of 1767. These acts required the colonies to pay taxes on coffee, tea, paper, and other item, while at the same time forcing them to feed and house british soldiers (Schultz, 2014 pp. 84-90).
The Stamp Act was enacted on March 22, 1765. The Stamp Act was a tax that people had to pay for every piece of printed paper they used. The Stamp Act was enacted because of the French and Indian war. After the war the French were in a war debt so they had to find a way or be able to pay them back for it. They also used the money that they collected to help pay for the costs of defending and protecting the American Frontier near the Appalachian Mountains.
When George III inherited the throne in 1760, he won many friends in America with his beliefs on virtue and religion. Shortly after his ascension, his ministers began implementing rules and regulations. What the ministers didn’t know is that the very preventative actions they put into place brought the complete opposite of what they wanted. These actions were put into place in the hope that Britain would win a war with Spain and establish authority in the colonies before they first surpassed them.