Even the people that formed the acts say that the colonists “are at the same time deprived of every privilege distinguishing free-men from slaves” (2). All British citizens, which the colonists are, have the right of representation in parliament but Britain is denying the colonists of that right. Not having their rights fulfilled, is like being treated like a slave to Britain because they have no control in what happens to them. Parliament cannot “deprive them of their civil Rights, which are founded in Compact, without their own consent” (2). Parliament is taking advantage of the power they have.
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
These wars showed just how much Britain controlled the colonies, politically and economically. Britain raised taxes for the colonists, made more rules, and put more soldiers there. All these efforts by Britain just caused the colonists to rebel. This really raised the question of how much control Britain had over the colonists. The colonists ended up developing their own government, which only happened because the British rule refused to allow them to have any control, so their only choice was to rebel.
The colonist started thinking they had no repression in parliament. The commits of correspondence improved commutation among their colonies. In this disagreement with their mother country England, this lead to taxation without repreasation.The British didn’t think that the sugar act wasn’t bringing in enough money for them. Their solution to that problem is creating another act that the colonist has to pay tax on. That act is the stamp act of 1765.
The stopping of the neutral war ships were the most unsatisfactory because it meant that they now had a trading alliance with Britain. The anti-federalist feared that the ties with Britain would strengthen the Federalist Party and promote aristocracy.
Separately, these acts did not cause the American revolution but together the acts created tension between the American colonists and England. The Stamp act started to build the tension between the colonists and England because it was the first tax directly imposed onto the colonists. They saw this as unfair because during the French and Indian war the colonist were ignored and then suddenly they were expected to pay off Britain’s war debt. The Stamp Act led to the Declaratory Act which led to many other laws given by King George the III and Parliament because of the backlash received from the colonists. The Boston tea party was an effect of the Tea Act enacted on the American colonists.
Some of the things that happened soon after they passed the Stamp Act was colonial resistance. Colonists did not want to be taxed on a war they didn 't even fight in or have a say in. The war was France and Britain fighting over who got control over North America. All the colonists were doing was living there and the war did not involve them. Also, violators of the Stamp Act could be tried and convicted without juries in the vice-admiralty courts.
After becoming an independent nation, the United States became stronger through the war of 1812, economic improvements, and westward expansion, The war of 1812 was a war fought between the United states and the British. The war was fought over economic sanctions put on the U.S. by the British and the horrible practice of impressment. Impressment is forcing people into public use. In this case, the British
Many Americans believed in gaining independence and showing their true power to the British government by rebelling in an assertive manner. The colonist did not believe in the laws that were created for them that would allow Britain to maintain full control. This created an outrage between America and England until the Americans had their strongest revolt; the American Revolution. American colonists wanted to free themselves because the British government had too much control over them, this inspired the creation of the Bill of Rights. This document was established to protect the rights of the Americans by giving them freedom, allowing them to live in a self- governed society, and having equality among citizens.
Before I really knew anything about the American Revolution, I believed that there was only one overarching reason that sparked the American Revolution; colonists just decided one day to become independent. As I have learned more about the Revolution, I discovered I was completely wrong. There are, in fact, two main viewpoints that commenced the Revolution: British loyalists and conservatives against the radicals. The loyalist and more conservative side was supportive of any of the rules, laws, taxes, or anything of that sort that British Parliament or monarchy put in place. In contrast, the radical’s craved for independence from the British government since they deemed their laws as useless and confining.
How indeed, did the colonies win the war, against a country that had so many advantages over them? The American Revolution was spurred by the colonists’ desire for freedom from Britain. In that time, Britain had become passing ridiculous acts and taxing the settlers without consent. Not only that, but Britain sent troops overseas to help keep the settlers paying their taxes. Before the war, America had no navy, or an organized army.
Most of the time it worked and Britain started to get worried. Britain was providing trade and a form of government for the colonist. Prior to the Revolutionary War colonist were frustrated with British control which lead to the patriots rebel in their fight for freedom. First off, Parliament passed the stamp act in 1765, it stated that all legal and commercial documents had to have the official stamp. The British passed this act because they needed money and since they were the colonies government they had this right.
The Fourth Amendment fixed this by prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures, and required officials to provide probable cause when requesting a warrant from a judge. The Declaratory Act was a huge is an example of the lack of freedom that they had while under British rule. It establish that the Parliament had the right to pass laws for the colonies, which was a major reminder that the Parliament believed to be much more superior, and didn’t care as to what rights they were violating because in their view, the colonists didn’t have any. The framers learned that an authoritarian
The British would use this to have more power and tax the Colonies. An example of this is the Stamp Act which was the tax on paper products. The Sugar Act which was a tax on molasses because too many people were to smuggle it. These are all examples of Virtual Representation because they came from the King. Taxation without Representation is a Tyranny which is why many of Colonist’s would revolt against the King.