The Sons of Liberty club sprang up to oppose the tax, so they burned the stamps and drove out all the stamp collectors. The Boston Sons of Liberty, headed by Sam Adams, was one of the most uncontrollable patriots in the country. Townshend Acts: •Named after the Chancellor Charles Townshend became the birth of six new laws. The motivation for these acts was to use the money to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would stay loyal to Great Britain. Mainly so that the governors and judges would punish the province of New York for failing to obey the Quartering Act.
The Tea Act which took place in 1773, and was one of the last attempts from the British to control the amount of money it was making on the colonies. The Boston Tea Party occurred soon after this act started being enforced, resulting in hundreds of cases of tea being dumped into the Boston Harbour. The British kept on attempting to pass taxes in the American colonies but every new tax they passed fueled the revolutionary flame within the angered
Jacob Leisler was born in Germany; he was married to Elsje Tymens in 1663. He was a wealthy merchant, militia officer. He then led a rebellion against the policies of James II and colonial aristocrats in the colony of New York. After James II had been removed, Governor Andros was taken as a prisoner to England leaving Governor Nicholson in charge. Leisler militia got rid of Governor Nicholson and appointed himself a new governor of New York and ruled from 1689-1691, refusing to transfer the command to a pointed royal commander.
The Boston Port Act closed the Boston Harbor. The Massachusetts Government Act restricted democratic meetings of the town and the governor 's council was an appointed body. The Administration of Justice Act said that if a British Official commits a crime they are sent back to Britain to be prosecuted. The Quartering Act said that the colonists had to provide a home to British soldiers if needed. These acts were all in direct response to the Boston Tea Party and infuriated the colonists.
On July 4, 1776 the founding fathers decided to separate from England. In a document called The Declaration of Independence, the colonists stated their reasons for why they were leaving England and making their own nation. The colonists were justified to break away from England for reasons like the Intolerable Acts, unfair taxes, and tyranny among others. The French and Indian War left the British victorious.
A member of the Boston 's Sons of Liberty and a silversmith, Paul Revere, helped stir exasperation against the British army by producing an inaccurate print of the Boston Massacre depicting British soldiers firing into an unarmed crowd. Revere’s reason for this was believed because of the government in London decided to impose a new set of tax laws. As a result, caused Revere’s items in his silver shop to be taxed. The image became one of the most influential pieces of the revolutionary
People depict the American Revolution in terms of Patriots and Loyalists – those who supported the rebellion, patriots, and those who supported the British government, loyalists. Brittan has robbed us clean of our food, money, houses, and our rights, even after we helped them defeat the French in the war. I believe we should rebel against Brittan and fight for our rights, independence, and freedom. Parliament keeps enforcing taxes and restrictions, they killed our brethren in the Boston massacre, and conjured up a war. Assertion 1: First, Brittan keeps piling taxes and restrictions, one after the other, such as The Stamp act, The Quartering act, and The Proclamation of 1763.
In April 1775 British general Thomas Gage ordered his soldiers to destroy American rebel Military stores in Concord, Massachusetts. British and American forces clashed in Concord and Lexington starting the Revolutionary war. The New England state militias firepower forced British general William Howe to abandon Massachusetts in March 1776. A new stage in the war began in June 1776 when the British sailed into New York harbor with an army of 34,000 soldiers forcing the militia to retreat. To counter the british fleet in the harbor, David Bushnell came up with the idea to make a small craft that could slip through british waters and plant explosives on ships.
The Boston Massacre occurred in 1780, six colonists were shot and killed by British Soldiers. Adams successfully defended these soldiers in court, although it was the unpopular view of the colonists. In 1774 Adams was chosen as a delegate to attend the First Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia. During this meeting Adams played a leading role in convincing the congress to strive to declare independence. After this first meeting of congress Adams was elected once again to participate in the Second Continental Congress in 1775.
Britain responded in the Spring of 1774 with five “Coercive Acts” (“Intolerable Acts” in the colonies). The Boston Port Act closed the port to all shipping. The Massachusetts Government Act concentrated power in the royal governor. The Administration of Justice Act allowed British soldiers and officials to be tried in Britain or another colony. The Quartering Act directed the local Boston authorities to find quarters for British troops in the city.
In my opinion I think that both sides were at fault, but ultimately it was the fault of the British soldiers. The Townshend acts was a series of acts passed down by the Parliament of Great Britain. However, the colonist did not agree with the acts because it raised revenues in order to pay for government officials. The colonist began a riot, thus resulting in the importation of British troops within Boston. The Boston Massacre happened on March 5th, 1770.
By the time they got to Virginia, John Smith was a prisoner. Fortunately with the generosity of the minister, John Smith was allowed back into his council position. In honor of the king of England, the new colony in Virginia was named Jamestown. Starting the new colony was very difficult for the settlers. Captain Bartholomew Gosnold had an untimely death which caused many disagreements between council members.
In 1607, the first colonists arrived in the new world,today, known to us as America. This colony was the Jamestown colony. Eventually more colonists came and created bigger colonies like the massachusetts colony In 1774, upset by the boston tea party and other blatant acts british Parliament passed a law intended to punish the people of massachusetts for their resistance. This act was called the Coercive act.
Boston Massacre took place on March5,1770 when British armies opened fire on a group of colonists killing five men in the city of Boston. This occurred during the Stamp Act, the Boston people were not happy to see British soldiers on the street. The British implied new taxes on American colonies including household goods. They were not happy by the laws. So, the colonists were protesting against them.
Upon arriving at Jamestown in 1607, English colonists began their experience towards achieving colonial unity. As much of the old world established dominion over the new colonies, they encountered more competition and continued the struggle to reach colonial unity. Legislation, such as The Mayflower Compact and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut enabled the colonies to expand upon themselves in such a way that enabled a sense of national identity, and eventually, colonial unity. The start to colonial unity at the colonies began in 1620, when forty-one men signed the Mayflower Compact.