The colonies also called for a continental congress, in the first meeting they made decisions basically defending themselves from anything Britain could possibly throw at them: military preparations in case the British in Boston chose to attack, boycotting in hopes of abolishing trade with Great Britain, rejecting a colonial union under British control, the basically wanted nothing to do with Great Britain because Britain abused their power over the colonists to begin with. The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the official turning point for the colonists, they had colonists prepared with guns, minutemen, that were ready to fight at a seconds notice and they kept close eyes on Boston just in case the British chose to attack. William Dawes and Paul Revere were keeping watch for any British movement. When the British came the colonists were ready and by the end of the battle the British had lost many of their troops in this revolutionary war. This war was definitely the beginning of the fight for independence for the colonists, thy showed the British that they could stand up for themselves and that they deserved better treatment.
This quote shows how the settlers have to support high taxes and tyrannies laws. As Prime Minister, William Pitt was behind the British victory in the French and Indian War and addition of Canada,. but he was opposed the king’s oppressive policies ( like Stamp Act) against the colonies which is why he was fired. The colonists saw him as a Champion of america 's liberty who fighted for their rights and justice from england where they couldn’t be heard. The French and Indian War The French and Indian War was a big war fought in the northeast between French colonies and British colonies with Indians allies from both side during 1754 and 1763.
During the Colonial Era (1492-1763), colonists were justified in waging war against Great Britain; due to the inequitable Stamp Act, the insufferable British oppression, and the perceived tyranny of King George III, the king of Great Britain, however, the colonists were unjustified in some of their actions. In Colonial America, colonists were justified in waging war against Great Britain, because the Stamp Act was unfair and viewed as punishment. Because of the war, Britain had no other choice but to tax the colonists to pay for the debt. For example, according to document 2, the author states that the act was not only for trade but for “the single purpose of levying money.” The stamp act taxed even the littlest of things such as newspapers, documents, licenses, molasses and even playing cards. It angered the colonists, so they responded with violence.
Bringing forth the twenty seven amendments protecting our rights against any possible corruption in the government. The British had abused it 's power and had put the US citizens. Therefore causing the proposition of the Declaration. For example, The King had been depriving the people of a fair trial by jury. “For depriving us, in many cases of the benefits of trial by jury”(Declaration) Continuing on, He forced them to provide housing for the soldiers he sent over to America.
He hoped the accusations would provide an ideological justification against King George III that would gain support from colonists over anger issues such as the imposition of taxes without consent and suspension of trial by jury or the hiring of mercenaries. To colonists who feared the economic consequences of severing ties with britain, Paine argued that america could handle its own affairs and avoid the dangers of european wars if freed from british control.While its politics were influenced by enlightenment ideas about the importance of liberty, paine was among the first to articulate the need for america to distance itself from europe. This theme would grow increasingly more significant in american foreign
Sentimental Influence Fighting for freedom is what got us here today! Back then in the 1770’s America wanted force, but wanted proper application of force. Colonist wanted separation from England since their people were not being treated right. The colonists suffer when British invade the colonies, welcoming themselves into colonists’ homes, along with inequality government wise. Paine’s most effective technique is pathos since humans have emotions and can have their minds changed with just the right words.
As a result, colonists printed and used their own currency instead of Britain’s. However, as a response, the Parliament passed the currency act, which forbade colonists from the production and usage of their own currency. Expectedly, colonists were outraged and “many Americans interpreted the British government's interference as an infringement of their right to self-government.” Although colonists were not plausible in their belief that their rights had been violated, but nonetheless Britain has cut off yet another way for the colonists to relieve their economic burden and created more hardships and struggles for the colonists. The Currency Act proved to be hindrance, mainly because colonial demand for currency was high due to usage of currency in order to conduct trade. And Britain’s very limited issuing of currency thrwated colonist’s effort to profit.
The American Revolution was a war between the American colonies and Great Britain, in which the American colonies won their independence from great Britain. Gaining their independence from Britain was not as easy as it might have sounded. People in America were strongly independent and wanted to do things for themselves, but Great Britain had different plans for the them. The rules that were inflicted upon the Americans evoked many factors that were responsible for the American Revolution. The British government used ways to coerce the Americans.
One of Thomas Paine’s most famous writings, “Common Sense”, helped inspire the colonists to fight for their freedom against Britain. The colonists of America were treated unfairly by the British government. “Common Sense” explained how they shouldn’t be treated like the way they were and used quotes from the Bile to connect with the people( who were mostly religious at the time). He made people question the authority the British had over them. One thing “Common Sense” pointed out was how unfairly the colonists were being treated.”To say, they will never attempt it again is idle and visionary, we thought so at the repeal of the stamp-act, yet a year or two undeceived us…”(Paine, Common Sense) This quote explains how the British were forcing
In Thomas Jefferson 's "Declaration of Independence" is discussed what reasons led to the United States to break away from Great Britain. After they broke away from Great Britain, the United States finally won their independence. According to the article, "When Britain then tried to recover the costs of the war by taxing the colonists, they rebelled, (page 109, paragraph 2, lines 5-7). The author is saying that after the French-Indian War, Great Britain wanted to tax the colonists to recover their lost. Americans thought that the British government was abusing of them, and they rebelled.