Also, violators of the Stamp Act could be tried and convicted without juries in the vice-admiralty courts. So that means they could be tried without a jury in the court which was not fair. Also, the colonists started vehemently resisting. “They insisted that only their representative assemblies could levy direct, internal taxes, such as the one imposed by the Stamp Act. They rejected the British government 's argument that all British subjects enjoyed virtual representation in Parliament, even if they could not vote for member of the Parliament.” This means that the colonists did not enjoy the Parliament so they rejected Britain 's argument because they did not agree with it.
However, most American colonists didn’t agree to help the Britain to repay the debt. They thought the true reason for the Great Britain had fought this war is because the Great Britain wants to expand it colonies in America and increase its wealth. But more importantly, American colonists think the Britain Parliament was elected by British who living in Britain, so these member of the Parliament won’t understand what the colonists need. Since these member of the Parliament cannot represent the American Colonists, they have no right to imposing taxes. In the year 1774, the Boston tea party occurred leads all American Colonists begin to
Just two years after he returned, Franklin was sent back to London as a representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly. While Franklin was in London, unrest over the new laws being passed by England was sweeping through the colonies. Franklin also believed that the new taxes and laws were unfair, he argued that it was the right of a British citizen to vote on their own taxes. He lobbied against laws such as the stamp act and eventually helped get every law repealed, except for a tax on tea. Britain 's refusal to remove the tax lead to the Boston Tea Party.
Parliament is taking advantage of the power they have. All British citizens are granted that their basic right but when they do not have it fulfilled but the citizens in Britain do, it is not fair to the colonists living in America. “Colonists…look upon this unconstitutional method of Taxation as a direful attack upon their Liberties & loudly exclaim against the violation” (5). The majority of the colonists think that the colonists taking away their basic right is a direct attack against them that it’s not fair. They will protest, make agreements, and create peer pressure so that communities would boycott against the taxes together to protest the unjustness in the
These books gives us a better insight of why the colonists decided to. Some reasons include no taxation without representation since the British wouldn 't give them a voice, they would be their own voice. Also they were denied their rights as Englishmen and they didn 't like King George the 3rd since he had a history of repeated injuries, and usurpations, and religious freedom among others which I will explain more in detail. The main reason is that Americans were being oppressed by the British. When the British enacted the stamp act, it
The American Revolution did not arise instantly. There were many factors that laid the foundation of the revolution, one being high taxation. In approach to the revolution the colonists developed a sense of identity and unity as Americans. Anger and frustration pointed towards the British built up and eventually exploded into a war. By the eve of the revolution many, but not all colonists set their differences aside to achieve one goal, to overcome the tyrannical British become truly independent.
In contrast, the radical’s craved for independence from the British government since they deemed their laws as useless and confining. These two opposing viewpoints are the main cause of the American Revolution because of their different desires. Events within the time period between 1763 and 1775 illustrate this perfectly. The radical view was most commonly accepted by the colonist community and fueled to fight for independence from England as shown by their reactions to laws imposed on them as well as documents blatantly stating how they really felt. An example of radical retaliation would be how
As Colonists we were justified in breaking away from the British. We were being taxed heavily, and we were not given representation in parliament. We needed to stand up for what we believed in and fight for our rights by gaining independence from Britain and establishing our own country. Since we did not have representatives in Parliament that could speak about and vote on the taxes, our rights were repeatedly violated. The many taxations and laws passed by parliament had a grave affect on every colonist with only benefit for the British.
The people thought that they were all ruled by England so they didn 't have to follow the tax. When this happened a meeting was called with the 13 colonies and the British government because they weren 't being heard. The British government would shut down the Bostok Port. The colonists now thought that they didn 't have to or want to pay taxes because they thought they were not part of England. All this shows that the economics was a big part of driving the American
The founding fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence because they were trying to persuade the poor in hope to unite all colonists against the British. The declaration was written in June 1776 by Thomas Jefferson but not approved till July 4th, 1776 by Congress of 26 commitee members. These committee members were wealthy, upper class and educated englishmen who were affected the most by the King 's actions towards the colonies. In the declaration it states, “He has broken up certain legislatures that opposed him and refused to let others be elected”(grievances 5&6). This is one example of how the most actions by the King were directed to the upper class, therefore making them want to break away from Britain the most.
George Washington said, “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Government may not always do what you want it to and back in the 1700s things were a little different. Britain was the colonies government and quite a lot of the colonist didn 't agree with the choices Britain made. Often times the colonist tried to fight against Britain by boycotting and protesting. Most of the time it worked and Britain started to get worried.
The British believed it was only right to help recover the expenses of the war through taxation from the colonies since the war had started because of them. The American colonists were furious about the new taxation, they claimed they were being taxed without representation in Parliament, yet they had never been represented. The colonist were taken aback because Britain was actually governing now, before they had been given too much freedom. They had only used the colonies as their personal factories for almost everything from tobacco to
Taxation without Representation is a Tyranny which is why many of Colonist’s would revolt against the King. Many times especially in the case of the Stamp Act the Colonists would revolt. During the Stamp Act not a single stamp would end up getting sold. All this happened because the King of Britian used virtual representation when he was taxing them, and the colonists believed that taxation without representation is tyranny and
These actions toward Boston were unfair considering that there were many other similar Tea Parties that were completely ignored by the British. But the Boston Tea Party was the most destructive. These actions by the British resulted in the colonists selecting representatives to send to discuss the issues with the other colonies, thus resulting in the First Continental Congress. The First Continental Congress discussed how the colonies should react. They sent a figurative olive branch to the British government in hopes of repairing the torn allegiance.