How Did The Founding Fathers Rebel Against Britain

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The Founding Fathers rebelled against the British government for good reasons, which led to the American Revolution in 1783. The Founding Fathers were justified in rebelling against the Britain because the government was not protecting the rights of the citizens, taxing the colonists, and forced them to house British soldiers. In 1756 Britain put the first tax on the colonists. This was the Stamp Act, it required colonists to pay taxes on certain items such as newspapers, legal documents, licenses, and even playing cards. This angered the colonists and they began to boycott purchasing taxed items. The stamp act was repealed on March 18, 1766. The British government began placing new taxes on the colonists such as the Sugar Act and the Currency …show more content…

Colonists were expected to house soldiers in ale houses, inns and in the homes of those who sold wine. This Act also required all colonists to provide food for any British soldiers in the area. The colonists were still housing the British soldiers after the American Revolution came to a close. John Locke argued for natural rights for all, he also thought that the government had the responsibility to protect the citizens’ rights. In his opinion, the government was violating the citizens’ rights. Britain was forcing the colonists to house the British soldiers and there was no compensation. The British government also violated the colonist’s rights by restricting trade by preventing other nations from purchasing products form the North American colonial market. Obviously, the Founding Fathers were justified in rebelling because the British government was taking advantage of the colonists. Parliament applied various taxes, and forced the colonists to house British soldiers which violated the rights of the colonists. If it wasn’t for the Founding Father’s action of rebelling, Americans would still be under harsh British rule and not living in the pursuit of

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