The Declaration of Independence was a document that freed the colonies from Britain. After the French and Indian War the British put out a new control called the Proclamation Line of 1763. The Proclamation Line of 1763 didn 't allow the colonies from settling west from the Appalachian Mountains. Another act that King George III put into place is called the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act is a law that required that the colonists buy and place tax stamps on many kinds of documents. The way the colonists reacted to the Stamp Acts is that they boycotted British goods. King George III reacted by repealing the Stamp Act and put the Declaratory Act in to that same day. The Declaratory Act is a law that stated that Parliament had the right to tax the colonies
During the period between 1607 and 1754, the British had established colonies in North America, inspired by the riches and wealth gained by the Spanish upon the conquest of the Aztecs and Incas in the 16th century, the early British settlements had hoped for the same riches and discoveries in the northern Americas. The first successful permanent settlement was established in Jamestown Virginia, and as time advances the English established thirteen colonies divided geographically into three regions: new England, middle and southern colonies. Socially the English colonists were similar by the means that they shared an English heritage but differed greatly in lifestyle, politically and economically the colonies had many differences,
Religion played an important role in each of the British colonies. Many Christian groups tried to enforce religious observance through the colony's government and the local town's rules. Some laws stated that everyone must attend a house of worship and pay taxes that helped fund the pay of ministers. Out of the thirteen colonies, only eight had official churches. In the colony, those who practice a different version of Christianity or a non- Christian faith were sometimes killed (www.facinghistory.org 1). After researching the American colonies, religion had a big impact on their lifestyle and culture.
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.
As the world of global exploration and colonization grew, many powerful European empires set out to see what the New World had in store for them. Each empire had their own individual agendas and incentives for colonization. This led to the many differences between methods of colonization and exploration in every colony and region. The Atlantic World portrayed these contrasts between the Spanish, French, Dutch and British empires. However, the British settlements along the Eastern seaboard differed the most from those of other empires because there were no established policies or methods in British colonization, which led to differences in the economics and culture of each colony depending on who settled it.
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.
Although all the colonists all came from England, the community development, purpose, and societal make-up caused a distinct difference between two distinct societies in New England and the Chesapeake region. The distinctions were obvious, whether it be the volume of religious drive, the need or lack of community, families versus single settlers, the decision on minimal wage, whether or not articles of agreements were drawn for and titles as well as other social matters were drawn, as well as where loyalties lay in leaders.
When the British passed the Stamp Act, the colonists reacted in different ways. The Stamp Act , passed in 1765, put taxes on all printed goods in the colonies. Specifically, newspapers, legal documents, dice, and playing cards. The British enforced this law by having merchants put a stamp on all printed goods to show that the colonist paid the tax. This act affected almost every colony and there were two main reasons that the colonists were upset about it. One, they were being taxed without their consent. Two, they weren’t being represented in the British House of Commons. One of the more peaceful reactions to the Stamp Act was the Stamp Act Congress which was held in October 1766. During this meeting, delegates from 9 colonies met in New York City and sent a petition to King George. This petition rejected the Stamp Act, declared the colonists loyalty to Great Britain, and said that Great Britain had no right to tax the colonists (Document 1). The tensions between
The Dutch grabbed rich territories in Asia to gain control over the profitable spice trade. They also set up colonies in South Africa and North America. The French acquired colonies too, including present day Canada, which was particularly valuable for it’s fur. The British in the 1600’s took over the Dutch territory in North America and in 1763 they took Canada from the French. Despite their loss of the 13 American colonies after the Revolutionary War in 1783, the British continued to acquire new territories. They soon settled in Australia and eventually went on to control one of the largest empires in history.
The continental congress led the king to heavily taxing items. The reaction to the colonist was beyond angry. When the king started to tax the items, the people wanted to rebel. This led to the declaration of independence.
On March 22, 1765, Great Britain 's Parliament gathered and passed the Stamp Act of 1765 which was to take effect in the thirteen colonies on November 1, 1765. The Stamp Act taxed Americans directly on all materials that were used for legal purposes or commercial use and a stamp distributor would collect the tax and in exchange, a stamp was given. The colonists had no representation in Parliament and once they heard of the act, started protesting to repeal it. After months of colonists vehemently protesting and Great Britain 's economy slowing from non-importation policies in America, they finally repealed the act on March 18, 1766, making the colonists happy, but also passing the Declaratory act on the same day, as a compromise, which stated they had the same rights to lay taxes on America as it did in Great Britain. This was supposed to ease the tax restraints, but in the end, it created more taxes and conflict.
It is not the leaders, but the people who make a difference in the community. The
I remember the night very clearly. I was ten years old the night my dad came home complaining about a new act that King George had passed. This act was called the Stamp Act. Little did we know at the time that this act would lead to many things. He said that they were making us pay for a stamp for every single piece of paper we bought. This included the newspaper, wills, deeds, pamphlets and even playing cards. The colonists did not want to pay the tax, not because of the money that they had to pay but because they had to pay for a war that they were not involved in. He said the reason we had to do this is because Britain was in great debt from the war with France. Since we benefited from the war the British government decided that we should
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. The Stamp Act caused many colonial family 's to not be able to afford the tools and supplies that they needed to thus impact their lives greatly and caused them to be very angry.
The New England colonies grew in the 1600’s with many of their ways derived from the Puritans. Socially, the importance of education which continues to this day was from the Puritans. The other side of this the treatment of the American Indians changed enormously. Politically, small town democracy was from the Puritans, but religion is removed from politics. Economically, agriculture economy is kept with the thought of wanting wealth is accepted. Major values are from the Puritans and have influenced the New England colonies.