A British officer called in for additional troops and they too were attacked so they had to fire into the mob. Parliament passed the Tea Act, which gave the British East Indians company a complete monopoly of the American tea business meaning the colonists could only buy tea from this company. The colonists opposed this law even though it lowered the price of tea. They viewed the tea Act as merely another example
“We must all hang together, or we shall hang separately.” This was a famous quote from Benjamin Franklin while signing the Declaration of Independence. Britain and France had conflicting claims at the Ohio River Valley and started the French & Indian War. When Britain won the war, the king imposed taxes because he felt he should be repaid for the expenses of the war. This angered the colonists because they felt they should have had representation in Parliament to be taxed. They shouted, “No taxation without Representation!” The Boston Massacre and The Boston Tea Party angered the colonists and the king.
The Founding Fathers rebelled against the British government for good reasons, which led to the American Revolution in 1783. The Founding Fathers were justified in rebelling against the Britain because the government was not protecting the rights of the citizens, taxing the colonists, and forced them to house British soldiers. In 1756 Britain put the first tax on the colonists. This was the Stamp Act, it required colonists to pay taxes on certain items such as newspapers, legal documents, licenses, and even playing cards. This angered the colonists and they began to boycott purchasing taxed items.
The Power of the Individual Throughout American history, famous authors often protest injustices in society and help protect the rights of the people. One such author is Arthur Miller who wrote The Crucible, a tragedy set during the Salem witch trials, to protest the unjust hunt for suspected communists in 1950’s America. This era, known as McCarthyism, emerged from a fear of the expanding communist empire, resulting in hundreds of allegations against suspected communists by The House Un-American Activities Committee. Similarly, The Crucible, set in 1692, depicts the sudden burst of hysteria and fear in Salem, Massachusetts after witches were believed to be cursing the town. Miller uses the real events of the Salem Witch Trials and a fictional
“... first cutting and splitting the chests with our tomahawks, so as to thoroughly expose them to the effects of the water.” The colonists used tomahawks to commit the crime. Tomahawks are regarded as a dangerous weapon. The colonists carried pistols along to the ships.\ Finally, the third reason that the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism is because this was a crime against “protected” people meaning the government. “Colonists in Boston, disguised as Indians, boarded three vessels and dumped 342 canisters of tea into Boston Harbor.” This was not an actual attempt of violence against the “protected” people but it did affect the British economy. The act of dumping the tea was an act of defiance, but it was also an act of violence.
Angered by the Tea Acts, American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians dumped £9,000 of East India Company tea into the Boston harbor. £9,000 equals $10221.30 in American money. That's a lot, if you asked me. Colonial delegates met to organise opposition to the Intolerable Acts. After that, the colonists wouldn't let the British lead them, so they chose people to write a Declaration of Independence.
“Crying out against ‘taxation without representation,’ the colonists responded by boycotting”(Unknown,1774). They really didn’t like being taxed on so one of the things they did was boycotting.They also dumped tea bags in the Boston Harbor. “...by our commander to open the hatches and take out all the chests of tea and throw them overboard”(Hughes,1773). They threw the tea bags and after they found out they got really mad because everything was destroyed so the British created The Intolerable
People thought this was unfair, so Congress passed the sedition act (sedition is activity designed to overthrow government) that harshly limited free speech by making it illegal to write and say anything insulting, false, or with “bad intent” about the government. This law convicted about fourteen people, mostly Republican writers and newspaper editors (and one drunk who was
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
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