Most of the levied taxes and implemented laws are believed that they were unconstitutional and that Great Britain did not consider their opinions. As the tension between the British and the American colonists grows, the colonists become more fearful of the British’s rule. According to document five, the British has a huge advantage over the colonists because it states that they have the authority to make laws that the colonists must abide by at all costs. The colonists believe that there are only two choices to defend them - the colonists- from the enormous power: “choosing an unconditional submission to the tyranny of irritated [British officials], or resistance by force” (Document five). According to document four, the colonists were that they will become slaves to the British.
I once was a loyal citizen of my King and country, but then I came to the realization that we 're never going to be treated like his loyal subjects, not like the ones in Britain. Many of my fellow colonists also came to the same understanding. He has done many things to anger us. In the first place, the way he has taxed us even though it is a pocket-sized tax has left us feeling cheated and belittled. The King has felt it unnecessary for us as colonies to have representatives in his council.
The act pretty much stated that the colonists had to let British soldiers stay in their homes. The colonists couldn’t hold any town meetings. There was also that the Boston port would be closed. This made the colonists so upset. This act also was supposed to stay until all the wasted tea from the Boston Tea Party was payed for.
Adversity breaks one down until they can be broken no more, and although adversity has a negative connotation, overcoming adversity can make one stronger, turning it into a positive. When America was discovered and colonized, the indigenous peoples faced real hardships. Americans disliked anything that wasn’t European culture so they tried to eliminate tribal identities and assimilate the Native Americans into their culture. They outlawed certain Indian rituals such as the Ghost Dance and forced Indian children to speak English instead of their native languages. The constitution did not outline specific details for relations with Natives, so as America grew older, the government was left to deal with the Indians however they pleased.
Paine portrays the terrible iron-fist of the British king on the American colonists. King George treated these colonists with no respect through his policies such as the Tea Act and the Quartering Act, a law that stated that American colonists had to hold English soldiers if asked to. The men and women were so unwilling to let the tiny island of Britain rule over them and scare an entire nation. This fright caused Patrick Henry, a writer and advocate for the revolution, to revolt and unite many colonists against the British. In one of Henry’s writings is the idea that a nation should not have to try to win back the love of the colonist by force.
The British expected the colonies to help pay for the war debt because they felt as if the colonies did not participate and were unappreciative of all the British had done for them. The debt caused the British to try to make treasury and revenue reforms which stated that the revenue coming from the colonies was very small and inconsiderable, not even being a fourth of what was necessary for collecting it. Along with reforms the British also considered more taxation which angered many colonists. In attempt to decrease the debt the British created any reforms such as the Sugar act created in 1764, and the Stamp act in 1765. The Sugar act was created mainly for the purpose of increasing the revenue for the empire.
One of the colonists’ main goals was to be free of the king of England. Many people in the colonies believed he was a tyranny and wanted absolutely nothing to do with him. The only people that wanted to have a king or any political relations with England were the loyalists, or Tories. As Document 3 displays, the colonists wanted the loyalists out of their new to be country. Because they wanted the Tories out of the colonies, they hung them by a pole by their waste and tarred and feathered them.
Yes his argument was compelling because he used persuasive words that made the King of Britain sound like a monster and a horrible dictator and that they needed independence badly before things got even worse. In Common Sense Paine says this “For all men being originally equals, no one by birth could have the right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others forever and tho’ himself might deserve some decent degree of honours of his contemporaries, yet his descendants might be far too unworthy to inherit them.” Paine was saying that even though the people were born free they would never know how free they really were because they were under harsh dictatorship and basically that is all the people knew back then. Thomas Paine was trying to get to the point that America will eventually become dependent. At times, he introduces this as a simple fact that everyone accepts, but sometimes, he argues for it, quoting the area of the flaw separating the colonies and the English king.
It is all about communication with your people you cannot expect the colonist to be happy about their invasion of privacy by having British troops all over the place watching their every move. Being controlled from overseas is not exactly what the colonist had in mind when they moved to the Americas to create a new life. The Boston Massacre could have been avoided if King George III did not enforce these taxes on the colonists and would have thought of another way to pay for all the money lost in the war the Americans probably would not have declared their
Thomas Jefferson wrote that if the government doesn’t protect the rights of its citizens, then people have the right to form their own new government. He wrote that the king has “Imposed taxes on us without our consent” (Declaration of Independence). The Boston Massacre is an example of this, because the colonists were tired of the Townshend Acts, so they protested against the British because they put taxes on the colonists to help themselves pay for the war. This shows that the colonists have a right to have their own, new government and separate from the king. Also, in the Declaration of Independence, it says that all men are created equal.
This made the colonist upset because they wanted nothing to do with the British soldiers and the colonist was not fond of them living in their house. They also wanted the colonist to fund the money needed to feed and house the soldiers, and they refused to do so. The Stamp Act, which Parliament passed in 1765 was the one that caused the most disruption of them all. The Stamp Act made the colonies angry because they had to use stamped paper for all official documents such as diplomas, marriage licenses, wills, newspapers and playing cards. The stamp showed these words embedded in the paper; the taxes had to be paid on this document.
The Boston Port Act closed the Boston Harbor. The Massachusetts Government Act restricted democratic meetings of the town and the governor 's council was an appointed body. The Administration of Justice Act said that if a British Official commits a crime they are sent back to Britain to be prosecuted. The Quartering Act said that the colonists had to provide a home to British soldiers if needed. These acts were all in direct response to the Boston Tea Party and infuriated the colonists.
Meanwhile, these acts removed jurisdiction in the vice-admiralty courts and forcing colonies pay additional taxes against colonists will. No doubt the Parliament ignored colonists’ citizen right and show no respect and mercy to the colonists were part of British citizen, to maximum their power to limit or control colonies’ economic activities only service British government’s interests. Therefore, colonists boycotted the new duty on tea and protested British’s East India Tea Company a monopoly on the colonies’ tea trade the later on Boston Tea Party, showed colonies no need to royal to a government that show no respect to its people and seeing colonists as tool to solve its financial problem, satisfy their greatest selfish to benefit the Crown and British merchants. Forth, revolution was necessarily to protect their collective freedom from property and rights no continue harmed by imposing more additional acts and taxation to the colonists without their
The colonists were so angered by these taxes because they had no say on it. In The Declaration of Independence there was these things called The List of Grievances. The List of Grievances was all the complaints of the colonists into one document. It covered the law where British soldiers were put in the homes of the colonists, also known as the Quartering Acts. The King even took it as far as making people go to England to be tried instead of in the colonies.
These protests were not left to protest peacefully, however, as events like the Boston Massacre occurred at many protests. The British soldiers in the colonies took to violence and even to gunfire to stop the mostly peaceful protests of rights. The colonists took this angrily, and wrote in their grievances, “That they have a right peaceably to assemble, consider of their grievances, and petition the king; and that all prosecutions, prohibitory proclamations, and commitments for the same, are illegal” (U.S. Cong.). Congress, trying to not make the same mistakes as Britain, wrote that all people could protest peacefully without any violent recompense, and that they had the freedom to do so.