The Sugar Act had affected the colonies in different ways. To start, there was a shortage of rum, due to the taxation and shortage of sugar (“Sugar Act”). The Sugar Act was passed during an economic depression in the colonies, where most of the colonist’s money was spent on providing food and housing for the British soldiers. The colonists assumed the new tax program to be the cause of their economic problems. Protests and requests for the act’s repeal sprang up immediately (“Greenville’s Sugar
The lack of need for farming for the economy led to the abolishment of slavery, as it was seen as unnecessary based off the economy. On the other hand, the Chesapeake colonies had a climate that was conducive to farming and cash crops and needed slavery. With rich soil and complete reliance on tobacco as a cash crop for the economy, plantations were established in order to cultivate tobacco on a larger scale. As a result, the Chesapeake colonies were much more labor intensive in comparison to the New England colonies. Slaves began to outweigh the number of indentured servants due to the Slave Codes which made the slaves and their descendants property rather than people and lack of opportunities for indentured servants.
Zheng He's purpose was to enlarge empires control of seaway trade. Zheng He's voyages took place in the Indian Ocean and Christopher Columbus's took place in the Atlantic Ocean. Though their voyages were different they both made a huge impact on the politics, economics and human civilization. The size of fleets, ships and
To start off, the Boston tea party was one of the causes of the American Revolution But before we get into the Boston tea party, we have to know a few things about the French and Indian War. Basically Britain and France fight a war for control over North America from 1756 to 1763. Britain wins, however they went into a big amount of debt fighting in it. After the war, the government of the British decided that the American colonist had to help pay that debt. So they start dumping on a number of taxes on the colonist.
Although there are many reasons why the American Revolution started, a few of them had a larger consequence. First, the Boston Massacre had a major impact on the American Revolution. To continue, another instigator to the colonists seeking their independence was the Boston Tea Party. Lastly, The Battles of Lexington and Concord really pushed towards the American Revolution. Let us begin with how the Boston Massacre had a significant impact on the American Revolution.
For instance, subsequent to the British winning the French and Indian War, the British were in great debt, despite their victory. They needed to find a way to gain money, which led to them placing heavy taxes upon the colonies, leading to further conflict (LOC). They used acts such as the Proclamation of 1763 and the Act of 1765 to implement this control. These acts intensely monitored trade and other significant matters, which caused the colonists to feel disrespected, intruded on, and powerless. As a result, they protested, which led to the Boston Massacre.
In addition to their debts, they were also taxed heavily. The Massachusetts government added to the farms troubles by not passing laws that favored farmers that owed debts. Mamy farmers got there land seized or were put in prison
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 Quartering Act disrespected the privacy of Americans (Document 5). Moreover, this act allowed British soldiers to barge in on the colonists’ home life, forcing them to provide food, utensils, bedding, firewood, and other objects for the soldiers. In addition to this, the Quartering Act showed that the British were disinterested in how Americans lived their lives in their homes and purposefully sabotaged the colonists’ leadership in their homes, showing that the British controlled the colonists’ homes. The Stamp Act also demonstrated that the British were apathetic towards the colonists’ opinions (Document 6). The Stamp Act taxed newspapers and pamphlets, which outraged the colonists.
They were also divided because imported printing goods were being taxed. The stamp Act also caused a great division between the colonies. 2. Discuss the ramifications of using slaves in British and Continental armies. Why did the British authorize the use of slaves?
The poor Virginian tobacco-growers of the 1700s blame the pressing economic issues they faced within the realms of slavery and debt as their driving force behind the American Revolution and battle for independence. (Holton, 60) The conflict between the British Merchants and Virginian farmers wasn’t shy of bloodshed; the intense debt to the merchants that the farmers found themselves in stirred anger and thoughts of rebellion which were not easily appeased. (Holton, 42) The cause for their debt is caused by a culmination of lavish spending, the decisions of Parliament (such as the Navigation Acts), and slavery. It was obvious that the government’s policies were favoring that of British mercantilism, jumpstarting the trade monopoly and making
The French and Indian War left England with a debt of £130,000,000. To help pay off the debt Britain set up taxes, to collect money, on frequently used products by the colonists. The Molasses Act put a six pence tax on every gallon of molasses. The colonists thought this was a lot of money to pay so they did everything to avoid it. This act was not really enforced and the colonists did not really obey this act.
The French and Indian war drastically changed the relationship between Britain and its North American colonies. The relationship between them was already falling apart and this really set them apart. British tried to control the colonies even more after the war, and the colonists began to gather a revolution to want their freedom and separation from Britain. Britain tried to control the colonies economies to the extent, which that led to the colonies wanted to further their separation from Britain. The Sugar Act of 1764 put a tax on sugar and then the Currency Act of 1764 also put a tax on the paper goods being used in America.
While the Europeans’ purpose was to look for direct contact with Asian trade routes, their introduction of the Americas to Afro-Eurasia led to a greater phenomenon, globalization. Similarly, the spread of the Black Death within the Mongol Empire and the diseases the Europeans brought
This essay focuses on the appropriate action of the colonists in response to taxation imposed by the British crown. During the American Revolution, a series of laws were approved during 1763 to 1775 to control trade. Not only did the legislation caused a lot of chaos between the American colonists and the British government, but also there were certain events that led up to taxation. The occurrences were the British crown views on the taxation, and the reaction of the colonies in response to the taxation that was imposed by the British Government. It is clear that in 1760 King George the III of England needed to find a Prime Minister that he could rely on to find a solution to handle the debt accrued during the seven year war.