After the French and Indian War, Great Britain was in a huge debt and had a lot more land to rule. As a result of their debt and their new land, they began to put taxes on the colonists living in that land. The colonists were angry about these taxes because they were getting taxed without representation in British Parliament. Two acts that caused some of these reactions are the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts. The British actions after 1763 caused numerous reactions from the colonists, which ultimately led to the American Revolution.
The british were a force to reckon with, they were the top of the food chain, raining for one-hundred years, destroying powerful nations. A group of farmers, a brewer, and some people who wanted change didn’t seem like they would be any match to the British. A group of people fighting for a cause they believe in is stronger than people fighting for a king. The British brought their own demise by putting tighter and tighter control that led to a revolution in colonial America.
The American Revolution was one of the most historic events in American history. It was the war that gained the original thirteen colonies their independence. The conflict emerges from growing tensions between Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the British government, in the colonies and in Britain. The thirteen colonies revolted as a result of detrimental taxation without proper representation. The battle of Saratoga convinced France to help the continental army.
Tensions were high in Boston between the British and the Colonists. Between the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773, Britain was very upset with Boston. King George III, the Lord North- led British government and many of the British citizens were very upset and irritated when they found out that the Boston colonists had made “Tea with salt water”. Once the parliament heard of their escapade, they began thinking of a way to insure that there would be no more uprisings in the Massachusetts colony.
With the aid of Benign Neglect, colonists became fed up with Britain's involvement in the colonies, and ultimately was the major turning point for many colonists to desire Colonial unity. With all of this colonial unity and growing national identity, eventually came to a breaking point, in which the colonists clashed with the British. Through growing tensions and legislation such as the Townsend Acts and Sugar Acts, as well as an influx of British troops in the colonies, British colonists became agitated and fed up with the British. This tension will build up until Lexington and Concord, which will bring the colonies into a war for their colonial
The colonist put together a secret society together this group called The Boston Tea Party this groups goal was to take down The Tea Acts. The Boston Tea Party were violent to anyone who was apart of the government and they would cause chaos between a lot of people. They destroyed things and the were also known as people who were very destructive not very helpful for anyone. The biggest thing that impact the american revolution was the tea that was dumped off the the ship that sailed into the harbor the The Boston Tea Party they dressed up as indians and through a lot of tea into the harbor also the Boston Tea Party was also known as the Sons Of Liberty there were also Daughter of Liberty these daughters helped make clothing for everyone so they wouldn’t have to buy clothes from England they boycotted a lot of England 's supplies by making their own supplies from
The Battles of Lexington and Concord had led to the start of the Revolution. On April 19, 1775, a large number of British soldiers had planned to invade and steal important military weapons and equipment that were stored by the American colonists. In a few minutes time, the British troops had ran across a series of cannons, which was what they needed to abolish. Unfortunately, on their way to destroy these cannons, the British were confronted by the colonists, and forced to battle. A few troops from either side were killed or wounded, but the colonists remain victorious in this battle.
If the massacre is not a fair conflict that led the clash between the American colonists and Britain, some might think of Boston Tea Party as the key event. The Massacre was the climax to American colonists, and the Boston Tea Party was the childish, to Britain, protest of these colonists. This protest did anger Britain the great authority. On November 18th, 1773, the ships, which carried nearly 46 tons of tea, was arrived at the Boston Harbour. Under the shadow of the annoying British taxation, colonists decided to ban any goods imported from Britain.
However, the engagements of England were not fully unjustified. While the colonists took advantage of the protection and steady flow of commerce that England provided them with, they were participating in tax evasion which is a criminal offense even in our own society today. The colonists were complacent and unappreciative and that was partly the English government’s fault. The English unintentionally conditioned the colonists to maintain certain expectations, and when those expectations failed to match with reality the colonists became confused and angry. Put simply, the colonists were akin to spoiled petulant children, and the English were incompetent and incapable of properly employing their power over the
DBQ Between the years 1750 and 1776, England was locking down on the colonies, imposing lots of taxes against the colonists such as the Stamp Acts and Townshend Acts. Tensions were high between England and the colonies and the idea that a Revolution might take place wasn’t out of the question. And it was between those 25 years that colonists in America began to find a sense of unity and a sense of their own individual identities.
By 1775 the relationship attitude of the American colonist towards the British led to the American Revolution. Leading up to this event we can trace back to 1763 when British leaders began to try take control of the colonist. The British had set up a policy prohibiting people to settling in the west. Throughout the years the American colonists have changed their attitudes towards the British politically, economically, and socially by the 1775. Politically the British and the colonies were loyal and support to each other between 1700-1763.
Settling in the New World provided both the American settlers and the British government with many opportunities. For the colonists, North America provided an opportunity to improve their lives and escape religious persecution. For the British, settlers in North America provided access to raw materials and new markets in which to sell finished goods. This mercantilist relationship continued for several years, until the colonists began to question Parliament’s right to treat them differently than other British citizens. Taxes were imposed on the colonists as a means of helping to pay the debt Britain had incurred fighting the French.
The American colonist heard about the battle and they faced major decision. Should they join the rebels or remain loyal to the British? With this battle the colonists became more independent in the formation of the continental army preparing for a protective war for
This however did not help at all and ended up hurting American merchants. “In 1807, when four sailors off the virginia cape were pressed into the Royal Navy, the issue gained national attention, bringing the United States to the brink of war” (Classroom Worksheet). Lastly when four British members of the Royal Navy deserted and enlisted on the U.S Frigate Chesapeake the British were angry. Aware of the men’s enlistment on the Frigate Chesapeake the Royal Navy demanded their return. When Americans then refused to return them the British then opened fire on the American ship.
In 1772,one more event occurred which cause trouble between the colonists and great Britain, Lieutenant William Duddington(the ship Gaspee) crew members will board the ship and expropriate(smuggling)packages. The shipowners will lose all there $$ and goods then hurt the merchants they have traded.