The British colonized a land, what is now called the United States of America, back in 1607. They ruled over the natives for another century before the Native Americans realized that they wanted to be treated differently. They wanted freedom and so they revolted. The factors that contributed to the eventual separation of the colonists from the British were the colonists’ dissatisfaction with the acts imposed by the British after the French and Indian war, the battles fought between the colonists and the British, and the difference in the political wants of the colonists. After the British won the French and Indian war, they had to impose certain acts in order to make up for the financial losses in the war.
Separately, these acts did not cause the American revolution but together the acts created tension between the American colonists and England. The Stamp act started to build the tension between the colonists and England because it was the first tax directly imposed onto the colonists. They saw this as unfair because during the French and Indian war the colonist were ignored and then suddenly they were expected to pay off Britain’s war debt. The Stamp Act led to the Declaratory Act which led to many other laws given by King George the III and Parliament because of the backlash received from the colonists. The Boston tea party was an effect of the Tea Act enacted on the American colonists.
Most of the time it worked and Britain started to get worried. Britain was providing trade and a form of government for the colonist. Prior to the Revolutionary War colonist were frustrated with British control which lead to the patriots rebel in their fight for freedom. First off, Parliament passed the stamp act in 1765, it stated that all legal and commercial documents had to have the official stamp. The British passed this act because they needed money and since they were the colonies government they had this right.
After the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763) Britain was in financial turmoil. Although Britain gained imperial assets, they also gained a massive national debt so Britain looked to the North American colonies as a source of revenue. In 1765, British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which was an internal tax in the colonies. This was the first time Britain ever tried to tax the colonies but the colonies were upset because they felt only their elected colonial assemblies could tax them. They resisted the act then resorted to violence and intimidation.
After the French and Indian war, British parliament had decided that the American colonists needed to pay their share in taxes. When parliament began attempting to exert influence on the colonists, many Americans rebelled and turned to smuggling goods without paying charges or duties. Although the Sugar Act was put into effect in order to prevent smuggling and encourage colonists to purchase British goods, it came with courts being establish and appointing judges to rule on whether a person is innocence or guilty. Being that colonists began to have a drive for independence, it ultimately led to the parliament implementing the Stamp Act to have a sense of control amongst the colonies. The Stamp Act is a new law that states the colonists will
A question has arisen since July 4th 1776: were the Founding Fathers justified in rebelling against the British Crown? Due to the Intolerable Acts, unfair taxes, and unfair trade, the founding fathers were justified in rebelling against Great Britain. The foremost reason that the revolution was justified follows poor rule by the British government. In 1774, King George III and the British parliament passed several acts now known as the Intolerable Acts; one of these Acts
When looking back into history one typically overlooks the French and Indian war due to lack of public knowledge of the war and what the war accomplished. One of the major effects the war was the widespread development of anger directed toward Great Britain due to the increased taxation of the colonies. Unsurprisingly the war failed to lower the tensions between Great Britain and France. The French and Indian War represented a major turning point in the socio economic relationship between the colonies and Great Britain due to the financial and social tensions created by the war but failed to change the relationship between Great Britain and France. One of the most obvious repercussions of the war was the massive anti-British movement in the colonies.
92). However, American colonists reacted by finding ways around these policies or blatantly disregarding their enforcement. The Navigation Acts were negated through a loophole that allowed Americans to transport goods through privately owned ships (Henretta and Edwards, 2012, p. 93). Additionally, Americans sold produce to the French sugar islands, forcing British products off the European market (Henretta and Edwards, 2012, p. 93). Britain responded to the colonist’s attempts to avoid taxes by implementing further tariffs.
At first, the American colonies were happy to be control by the Great Britain, The British Parliament didn’t bother the colonists very much. However, after the French Indian War, The Great Britain need money to repay a huge debt. The British Parliament said the purpose of the Great Britain to fought the war is to protect the American Colonies from French, so the American Colonies should help to pay the debt for the war. For this reason, the British Parliament has been passing laws to place taxes on the American colonies. However, most American colonists didn’t agree to help the Britain to repay the debt.
The Sugar Act of 1764 put a tax on sugar and then the Currency Act of 1764 also put a tax on the paper goods being used in America. These two taxes did not go so well with the colonists because they were not being represented. Britain, however,
The British believed it was only right to help recover the expenses of the war through taxation from the colonies since the war had started because of them. The American colonists were furious about the new taxation, they claimed they were being taxed without representation in Parliament, yet they had never been represented. The colonist were taken aback because Britain was actually governing now, before they had been given too much freedom. They had only used the colonies as their personal factories for almost everything from tobacco to
“No Taxation without Representation.” This would be a heated topic over people not having a say over the issue of taxes.The first war fought in the American Revolution was the french and Indian war, which was between the colonists and the natives over who should attain more land.Britain had a concept of Virtual Representation which meant that people did not get to have a say in the government there was also Actual representation which meant the people did get to have a say in the government.The British used virtual representation as they were taxing the colonies yet they weren’t actually living in the colonies. These were some of the issues that would eventually lead to the start of the American Revolution. Unlike the British the Colonists believed in the concept of Actual Representation which means that the person in the government is from that area. An example of Actual Representation is the Olive Branch Petition. This was a document written by John Dickinson and it proposed that the Colonies wanted their lives to be the way it was before the start of the French and Indian War.
The British felt it was the right way to get out of the debt from ongoing wars with French. Several acts such as the Sugar Act and Stamp act were levied to because they felt america should “pay” since they received benefits from the victory,but the acts didn 't last and then were later repealed. In reprisal of the taxes the colonies produced a showdown known as The Boston Tea Party. A group of american colonists disguised as Native Americans threw over 300 trunks cargo from the british tea ships into the boston harbor. This resulted in the Quartering Act which required american colonists to provide food and housing for British soldiers at the colonies’ expense.
The French retreated surrendering much of its North America Territory to the British. 1763 Treaty of Paris, British issued the Proclamation of 1763, Europeans would not migrate west past the Appalachian Mountains, colonists were upset and felt that Britain did not have the right to tell them where they could settle. The British Government imposed a tax on the colonies in attempt to recoup the cost of the war since the colonists were the ones who benefited from it. In 1764 the