In Conclusion, there were lots of things that made the colonist unhappy and angry. George Grenville 's plan to attempt to pay off the British debt which started a series of triggers that made the colonist revolt and become rebellious. There was the Sugar Act of 1764 which taxed sugar and molasses, then the Quartering Act of 1765 which the British wanted the colonist to house and feed the British soldiers and that upset them. The Stamp Act was the most unpredictable of all the Acts because it upset the colonist (Mellion, 2012). They placed a stamp on all official papers such as diplomas, marriage license, wills, newspapers and playing
In the American colonies between 1763 and 1775, a burning desire for freedom and to rid themselves of the perpetual taxation sparked within the aggravated colonists; leading to the people of the thirteen colonies to declare their separation from Great Britain. The British government placed a multitude of restraints onto the American colonists which limited the colonies ability to develop as a region in the process. In 1763 the Proclamation Act was passed which forbade the colonists to settle West of the Appalachian Mountains and required people who were previously living on that land to move back to the East. The American colonist was extremely frustrated at that passing of this law since they won the French and Indian War for the British
•Parliament issued the first internal tax imposed directly on American colonists by the british government. It levied a tax on all printed paper in the colonies. Britain thought that it was a ongoing tax, that would be spread throughout the colonies. Colonist disagreed and it arose one of the most powerful demographic groups to oppose Britain.Colonists burned the Chancellor of the Exchequer and promised to hang him if he ever visited the colonies again. The Sons of Liberty club sprang up to oppose the tax, so they burned the stamps and drove out all the stamp collectors.
The British fought to defend themselves. They had no intentions of getting back at the colonists for their misdeeds. The colonists should also be held accountable for the first shot, because the British didn 't plan ahead to specifically target the colonists. Though, the Colonists purposely targeted the British. I believe
These acts were all in direct response to the Boston Tea Party and infuriated the colonists. Finally, this led to the need for another Continental Congress. The Patriot leaders had to discuss the issue. This was important because there were many different ways the colonists wanted to resolve the issue and they wanted to find the most logical one. The colonist had to compromise before they took action.
After the French and Indian War, the English government wants to increase the tax to get more money from the colonists. Therefore, they add many taxes such as the Stamp tax, Sugar Tax and Tea Tax and ask the colonists to be paid for the overwhelming national debt. The colonists in America were annoyed because this war was not for them but they are required to pay for the high tax. So they did acts for many times just like the Stamp Act. British soldiers wanted to suppress fact and clash with the colonists who were acting.
The Continental Army was a major activist group,wanting to change the ways of the British Army for many reasons but mainly for taxing the civilians without consulting the local governing bodies of the colonies. To solve this issue the Continental Army was formed on June 14th, 1775 to fight against the British forces and Benedict Arnold was one of the Continental Army’s most important leaders who provided soldiers hope and passion into achieving a new nation. Benedict Arnold played a major part for the colonists but he is also one of America’s most infamous traitors, who joined the British in an attempt to get money and a high military ranking in exchange for the plans to west point. He and Major Jon Andre would meet up in a discreet place to trade the plans but they got caught in
The colonies were not likely to forgive and forget so easily though. They wanted “no taxation, without representation.” But “in all cases once so ever” Britain had complete legislative control over the colonies. This spark of anger and unfairness is what triggered the Revolutionary War. Prior to the war, over half of the colonists were scared, or did not want to fight Britain. An occupant of that group may have been Mrs. Barlow.
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.
Great Britain 's regulations and attempts to control America was a large part of what the caused the revolution. To keep the monopoly of trade from the colonies that Britain had, they passed the Navigation Acts, which were a series of acts meant to control American trade. The first act restricted Dutch shipping, which was cheaper and made more sense to use, and said that they could only ship to England. The next acts put heavy taxes on all staple goods and that they could only send said staple crops to Britain. Another
The British became tyrants and did things just because they were able to. Britain had “an absolute Tyranny over these states.” (Document 7), it is saying that Britain had complete control over everyone and everything. The British treated all of the colonists like slaves and made the colonists do whatever Britain wanted the people to do. Like when Britain issued the Quartering acts, Britain made the colonists give up their homes and jobs just so the soldiers had a bed, food and money. The colonists had no one to tell Britain that the acts and taxes and what they were doing was unfair.
The colonists found these taxes so insulting that many of them refused to purchase British goods. These taxes eventually led to the creation of peace treaties such as the Olive Branch Petition. Britain’s attempt to destroy the colonial government was to pay Loyalists to insult the idea of a government. The Loyalists accomplished this by claiming it would make the citizens
First, the British were still in control of the thirteen North American colonies. Second, they continued to place heavy taxes on the colonists and would pass laws such as the Stamp Act, the Townshend Tariffs, and the Tea Act to increase the taxes for the colonists. The colonists, of course, were very upset by this and felt that they were being treated unfair. This resulted in major conflict between the British supporters, which were called “loyalists,” and the colonists that protested against the British, that were known as the “patriots.” Other important and disastrous events soon followed with all of the taxation such as, the Boston Massacre
The American colonies under British rule had plenty of right to revolt due to harsh and harmful British law. For example, the quartering act of 1774, this act forced the colonists to house, feed, and take care of British troops. This act in essence turned the colonist to slaves within their own houses forcing them to take
These wars showed just how much Britain controlled the colonies, politically and economically. Britain raised taxes for the colonists, made more rules, and put more soldiers there. All these efforts by Britain just caused the colonists to rebel. This really raised the question of how much control Britain had over the colonists. The colonists ended up developing their own government, which only happened because the British rule refused to allow them to have any control, so their only choice was to rebel.