Colonists during the 1700’s were controlled by England without representation in Parliament. King George III passed multiple acts in order to pay debts from the French and Indian War. There were laws that placed taxes on daily items and required stamps on any legal documents in the American colonies. England felt they could tax their colonies and create a monopoly on trade, however, the colonists felt this violated the rights they had. In order to gain rights, the colonies wanted to be recognized as independent.
This caused rebellions between religions on which is more important and which should be the main religion of England. This is just like how in Hartford the church and the state were separated so that it could be more focused on their own part. Religion can affect how a society can be functioned, it has a big impact on the development of a colony or
The role of a leader is to support and consider what will benefit their people, however, this does not always happen. British colonists left their mother country because they disagreed with the ruling and wanted to be independent of a king. Although separated by an ocean, the colonies were still supported and indirectly ruled by Britain. The British government took advantage of North American resources and cheated the colonists out of their money by placing restrictions of trade and taxing necessary goods.
This meant the Chesapeake Bay colonies could not grow cash crops. Instead, they would have family farms where they would only grow food for themselves. Their religion also helped shape the colony. The Pilgrims had left England because they believed the Anglican Church was corrupted, and it contained too many Roman Catholic beliefs. The Pilgrims were also religiously intolerant of other religions, and believed that theirs were the correct religion.
The main materials Europeans sought after were silver and gold because it symbolized a country’s superiority. A “favorable balance of trade” promoted a better work ethic to supply goods which benefitted the economy. The Navigation Acts were formed due to England’s competition with the Dutch for trade. So, these acts were created to ensure that only English ships could exchange goods with the colonies and the items could not be brought out of the domain. Mercantilism caused the colonies to be in debt to England because the goods that they exported were not as valuable as the goods imported from England.
Too many of us when we hear the word liberty, we think of being able to be independent and free to make our own choices. However, in different time frames, liberty had different meanings. In Nathaniel Bacon on Bacon`s Rebellion by Nathaniel Bacon and George Washington, Farewell Address by George Washington liberty relates to how we choose to live. Bacon`s Rebellion takes place in Virginia in 1676, as a result, of Governor William Berkeley refusal to retaliate against Native Americans. Moreover, Berkeley refused to allow white settlement in areas reserved for Indians, which angered many colonists because colonists like Bacon viewed liberty as owning land.
The French Indian War was the starting point of the American Revolution. Britain began to neglect the Colonies which lead to America gained self rule and military experience. Along with that, taxes pushed by Britain created resentment from the colonies and therefore resulted in colonial backlash. Part of the problem was the separation between Britain and the Colonies. The Colonies were an agrarian society, while Britain was evolving into an industrial society, which created a lot of cultural diversity between the two.
As the U.S. makes this transition, there are multiple obvious changes throughout the nation, such as a growth of our economy, a feeling of cultural superiority, and a strengthening of our naval forces. Why did America transform from isolationism to imperialism? For starters, the United States felt the need to spread its own culture and religion, Christianity. We viewed small countries as inferior and uncivilized because they did not have advanced technology like our own and the natives of the territories did not practice the Christian religion. This being said, America decided that we needed to take over these areas to improve them.
Throughout history, religion has played an important role in the lives of the English settlers; many people believed in different religions, and this has caused problems within the New World colonies. Religion was strictly enforced, and punished according to your beliefs. When the English settlers decided to set sail to find refuge from the religious restriction, they were hopeful for a new life. People did not want to stay somewhere where they did not believe in the religion that was practiced, for it was punishable by death. The Colonists suffered many hardships; Britain was a Catholic community at the time, and the settlers that moved to America were Protestant.
The British government was not looking for the best of the people. They were only thinking about what they wanted; the government was not interested in what the people wanted so they decided to make decisions on their own, which resulted in changes that form the United States today. Because of this, they were justified in rebelling and declaring independence. One reason why the colonists decided to rebel and declare independence was because of taxation. The colonists wanted representation when it came down to being taxed, but the British government would not allow it.
Before anything Puritans came to the New World looking for freedom from the British Crown. While in their empire they had to obey the New England church, in which they absolutely hated. So it was promised that in the Americas they would not only have religious freedom the the chance to own their own land and properties, and lots of it. At first Salutary Neglect came to the colonize where Britain tried to impose laws or “acts” to the colonized but they were never truly enforced. One act that the colonies never approved and greatly hated was the Tea Act of 1773.