In the American Revolution, there were two sides, the American Patriots who were willing to die for freedom, and the British Loyalists who were willing to die for their King. The main cause that the American Patriots wanted to separate from the British was because they were tired from the cruel and unfair ruling given by the British. They said the British were being cruel and unfair, for example, taxation without representation. Along with this reason, there are many more factors that led the American Patriots to leave Britain. The American Patriots started complaining about the taxation without representation.
The assassination of Mahatma Gandhi was unjust because he was a nonviolent world leader and he helped promote peace between different religious groups within India; however, others may believe that he was to blame for the separation of India. Gandhi worked as a global non-violence leader for many years of his life. He used methods of non-violence to attempt to gain independence for India. India had always been a colony of Great Britain, but as its economy and population continued to boom, the movement for independence did as well. Gandhi became a leader for this movement.
(Zinn chpt 4). The French and Indian War was fought for land and power in North America. As the war excelled, the Native Americans took the side of the French rather than the British. This is because the French were not attempting to take over their land like the British were (Zinn chpt 5). Over the seven years that the war lasted, the British defeated the French and now had control of most of the land.
Political Paragraph British imperialism had a negative effect on the politics of India because of the corrupt justice system, and the utter lack of respect that killed masses of innocent people. In the article Lalvani states that, the British “established the framework for India’s justice system, civil service, loyal army and efficient police force”. The British may have set up a government but the framework, however, did not include Indians. “ Of 960 civil offices...900 are occupied by Englishmen and only 60 by natives” (Doc 2). In no way are 60 voices of a race considered ‘savage’ going to overpower 900 white men, who could easily kill them for taking a stand, or trying to change the unjust laws that are
Despite the fact that British rule in India during the Imperial period was extremely negative for the Indian people, it ultimately created an improved Indian nation. The British forced the idea of monoculture, were racist, created unfair trade and economic distress. However, they did provide an education system, improved human rights, promoted peace and created a more modern society for the Indian nation. The British rule began in the early 1600’s. The Mughal rule was the government at the time but it was easily conquered by the British in the 1700’s because it was so weak and corrupt.
“British bootlickers!” was used to described the Federalists in Republican newspapers. They used this term to state that Federalists were weak and eager to please the British. Through numerous amounts of bloodshed there was some regret from the Republicans for supporting the Revolution, they argued that the loss of a couple thousand aristocrats was a small price to pay for freedom. Even though they
Finally, it is important to consider the role of identity in decolonisation. As W.A. Speck points out, the Seven Years War resulted in ‘a growing conviction among the colonists that they were no longer British but Americans’ (Speck, 2008, p.23). As the colonial forces had suffered defeats, the metropole treated them as a second rate fighting force. It is most likely the haughty attitude of the British military personnel sparked the disdain of British rule.
They had huge trouble sufficiently raising trusts to buy essential supplies for their troops, including shoes and covers. Around one in five Americans transparently supported the Crown, with about 50% of the population planning to avoid the conflict. Most Indian tribes supported Britain, who had guaranteed security of tribal lands. Even with the challenges face by the Americans, they were able to defeat Great Britain in the War of Independence, overcoming the obstacles they faced. They had great spirit and a grand cause to fight, battling for their rights, their liberty and their freedom.
Idea of Imperialism The year 1857 indicate the year in which Indian local would revolt against the British superpower that had exploited their people for over 200 years. The Indian Mutiny and was a major turning point in Indian liberation. Although it was somewhat unsuccessful, it initiated a process that would eventually be cause the East India Company to fall a couple decades later. This was the step that would make progress in the collapse of British rule in India and the time to become its own sovereign land. In the years roughly between 1600 and 1950, the British used the foreign land of India to made their own advantage.
In a political standpoint the British negatively affected India because of their crooked government which was supremely British controlled and because of their military that was forcefully imposed on the indians. A mister Lalvani once stated “When the British east empire company arrived in 1613 India had no central government system” (Lalvani) but the government that the british had set up was responsible for bankrupting majority of Indians during the famine of 1770, due to the steep tax increase imposed during that time (doc #3). Showing that the british have no interest in the well being of the people they were governing, even in their time of need. The british along with establishing a government, put into place a military “the Indian army
1. While most believe that the assassination of the Arch-Duke Francis Ferdinand was the sole event that caused the out break of World War I, there were many other underlying events that created the trouble between the major European powers. (section 25-1, Spielvogel). One of the major underlying causes was nationalism. While most thought that every nationality having their own nation-state would help people get along it did nothing but cause even more competition.
The British had won the hill and the battle, but they did have many soldiers and officers die, unlike the Americans. This gave the Americans courage knowing that they could stand up to the British. Many more colonists joined the army after the battle and the revolution continued to