With the French soldiers starting the Age of Enlightenment, the people in the third Estate started to wonder why they had to pay all the tax, why the royal family used up all their money in paying for luxuries such as dresses and fashion. Also, the people in the third Estate were granted no privileges, and this angered the peasants - they paid the largest amount of money, and they also took up 85% of the whole population. Why did they have to be treated so poorly? This problem was important, but it wasn’t the key as it was triggered by the Enlightenment and the American Revolution. The Enlightenment was mainly introduced to the people by the French soldiers who came back from America.
This lead to the Europeans to force colonies to send all their raw materials back to them. They also closed down all the competing factories in the colonies forcing them to obtain goods from Europe. It also meant cheaper labor and free raw materials for manufacturing. There was also a political, as colonies showed power of a nation. Britain did not want France to have more colonies than them.
Mercantilism was the main reason for the increase of tariffs. Traders were restricted to import goods outside France while export brought benefits and profits to France in rulers’ point of view. Native-born professionals and elites in the Spain were insulted by Spanish kings in order to exercise their power over the citizens of the colonies and to set heavy taxes to them. Therefore, the elites brought about enlightenment to arouse public awareness about the overthrow of government upon
The second was tyranny, and the last was being the taxes being imposed on the colonies. These are some of the most important reasons we sought our independence. The Whiskey Rebellion affected our country in ways that was not thought could happen and most of the people thought that they fighting against taxes had gone in vain, and they felt that the newly formed government had stabbed them in the back by going against what
The toll of warfare and death threatened the welfare of these nations involved in the war, so the war subsided for a period of time. In summary, the Black Death affected political aspects of Europe because it altered the plans of the Kings who wanted to conquer more land, and make more money for themselves and their nobility. The politics in Europe were not the only area affected by the Black
The Americans wanted freedom, the french wanted to eliminate the monarchy. They both wanted to technically revolt against the government. The Americans and the French joined together to fight against the British. Then the French was in debt with the Americans because of the Seven Year War. Both revolutions spurred a strong response from the other nation.
The only problem is the British spent so much during the war that prices needed to rise. Knowing that the subjects of the crown in Europe would not be happy about high taxes after the war the British decided to tax the Colonists in America. The British ruled these taxes as fair because the war was fought over land in America instead of Britain, therefore the Americans should pay the highest amount of the taxes. This did not go well with the Americans. Already agitated by the British Crown and rule taxation was considered theft for a war they didn’t ask for.
As relationships deteriorated larger commercial farms had pushed the smaller farmers into Rome which would increase the number of the poor class citizens and slavery also greatly increased. The increasing social tension caused class conflict way greater than the one in Greek society. Over time the Republic declined because of ambitious individuals battling for power. Even when the crisis of the Republic was noticed by the Tiberius Gracchus who would make an attempt to redistribute the land, he was assassinated by conservatives. Then his brother, Gaius tried to introduce land reforms and extend citizenship but the Senate ordered his
Russia’s social structure and major class division were illuminated during World War One thus contributing to the 1917 Revolution. Ineffective reforms and the limited political participation by the population contributed to grievances felt by society. Furthermore, the poor economic conditions exacerbated by the demands of war highlighted Russia’s failure to industrialise resulting in mass inflation and poverty. Russia was industrialising quickly and cheaply, worsening the working conditions. Russia’s
After World War One the United States turned away from international affairs some of the reasons are Americans immigrated to America and wished to cut the ties with their old world ,the a nation of immigrants, suddenly turn against immigration .President WIlson lost his election , the new president Warren Harding rejected the Treaty of Versailles , league of nations . The United States rejected the League of Nations because it might of suck the United States into all kinds of wars, give Britain more political edge.Also the war of Tariffs and the war debt that was unpaid . Americans suddenly turned against immigration organized labor believed cheap labor forced wages to go down and also railroads , some basic industries
It didn’t help that the slave duty was at a whopping twenty percent. This only brought the farmers into more debt with which their tobacco could not render enough profit to get them out of. According to William Allason, the poor farmers were dedicated to lowering the duty on slaves as low as possible as opposed to shutting down the slave trade altogether, for the farmers needed hands to cultivate their product. (Holton, 71) Britain sided with the gentry’s opponents which were the poor farmers. This example of camaraderie between the British and the poor Virginians establishes the farmers’ stance on independence; despite the troubles they have had with the economy, the poor farmers are so bad off that they would rather turn to Britain (home of the Parliament that imposed sanctions negatively affecting the economy) for aide in lowering the duty on slaves.
On the other hand, the government had reasons to why they needed to put down the rebellion. One of the reasons behind why the government battled against the rebellions was because they felt as though the farmer had bad intentions and were attempting to gain more power. Also, they were simply trying to shield the courthouses from any sorts of destruction. As a result, some rebellions, unfortunately, were killed or wounded. However, I would still consider them to be on the wrong side since they were basically taking money from individuals until they didn 't have anything left.
The Prosperous and poor joined forces in America because of the taxation put on them by the English crown. The passing of Sugar Act in 1764 was the first of many small but economically divisive taxes passed by the British in an attempt to recover expenses from the colonists. The colonists however were not represented in parliament. Following Locke’s theory of the social contract they demanded representation otherwise they would not pay taxes. These taxes affected the rich and poor alike and when tensions escalated and after Jefferson wrote the Declaration Of Independence, the colonists rebelled.
Another result of the end of the war was the Depression of 1873, which raised the unemployment rate to 15% and created greater tensions among the working class in the United States. The economically flourishing South transformed into an economically struggling area, while the North suffered as a result of the collapse of the banks. The Civil War and Reconstruction brought about many economic struggles to the United States and transformed the status of the South. The Civil War indisputably transformed the United States politically, socially, and economically. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments sparked most of these changes in addition to the reunification of the Confederate states.
*** As the days continued people progressively began to grow enraged at the tax. Tax collectors were driven out of their jobs at an alarming rate, but alas, Great Britain would not get rid of the tax. It both infuriated and fueled us colonists to push harder, to be as much of a nuisance as possible to the British. Times were dreadful, but our spirits were as tough as nails. Then, on March 20, 1766, nearly a year later, the Stamp Act was repealed.