The battle of Concord took place in Concord on Wednesday April 19, 1775. The leader(s) for Concord was John Parker,James Barrett, and John Butrick. The battle of Lexington and concord were needed because it started everything that made us free. Colonist finally won their independence in 1783. The battle of Lexington and concord was the kick- off to the American Revolution.
However, I still believe that the Stamp Act put a direct tax on not stamps but almost all paper goods in the colonies. There were not by chance plenty British troops to prosecute the act, colonists were cut off British exports with bad effects on British business. Today, the Stamp Act had been the key link in the succession of occurrences that led to the free US. I don’t find any such unsettled soul to control us if it should, the means are in our Hands to keep from happening any commotions or shame; what the result may be in the Colonies who have no army power to hold the mass in form, I cannot assume to
As a result, colonists printed and used their own currency instead of Britain’s. However, as a response, the Parliament passed the currency act, which forbade colonists from the production and usage of their own currency. Expectedly, colonists were outraged and “many Americans interpreted the British government's interference as an infringement of their right to self-government.” Although colonists were not plausible in their belief that their rights had been violated, but nonetheless Britain has cut off yet another way for the colonists to relieve their economic burden and created more hardships and struggles for the colonists. The Currency Act proved to be hindrance, mainly because colonial demand for currency was high due to usage of currency in order to conduct trade. And Britain’s very limited issuing of currency thrwated colonist’s effort to profit.
The Second Continental Congress was called on May 10, 1775 at the philidaphiaś State House. When the Second Continental Congress met it was to continue from where they left off from the First Continental Congress. The Second Congress managed the colonial war effort, and veered towards independence. The Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which made the United States become a country. This all happened between 1775-1781.
The Articles of Confederation made up America’s first constitution. This constitution was hastily and poorly made and solved the problem of a lack of government in America. The Articles were designed to limit the government’s power over the citizens. The Articles of Confederation also did not include anything about an individual or a president to guide the country. This was because of the colonists’ past experience with Britain’s king and him having too much power over the people.
The primary economic reason the Articles of Confederation failed was no power to tax by the central government. The founders of the Articles of Confederation were so fearful of making another tyrannical government that they doomed themselves from the start; first by making the central government extremely weak and further did not allow that same governing body to tax for funding its on existence. “There was no president and no national court, and the powers of the national legislature were strictly limited. Most authority rested with the state legislatures because many leaders feared that a strong central government would become as tyrannical as British rule (Edwards, pg.37)”. Further, the legislature was one chamber with vote per state, amendments
Also, I think that we should get rid of the popular vote. There are so many reasons why we need an Electoral College. The Electoral College keeps the coastal elites from basically choosing whoever they want for president. Many people often get mistaken and believe that the Founders wanted a popular vote and power to the people, however, nowhere in the constitution does it say anything about that. If there wasn’t an Electoral College then the smaller states would be at a complete disadvantage.
To what extent did the American Revolution fundamentally change American society? In your answer, be sure to address the political, social, and economic effects of the Revolution in the period from 1775 to 1800? From the first shots at the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775 to the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the American Revolution fundamentally changed American society. Through economic, social, and political changes, the American society was altered drastically. Even before the Treaty of Paris, American politicians and lawyers adopted the Articles of Confederation on November 15, 1777, with a unanimous ratification on March 1, 1781.
Common sense struck a resounding chord within the American conscience, as it was hugely influential and convinced many american colonists that the time had finally come to break away from british rule. In fact, the timing couldn’t have been better, only a few days before its release, King george delivered his opening speech to parliament calling for suppression of the american rebellion. If the American revolution were to succeed , the common people( farmers, merchants, soldiers,etc,) had to understand its causes, and common sense provided a comprehensible defence of the revolution. Paine began by criticizing ruler who violated, rather than that protected, the rights of their citizens, which led to the first principal theme, the evils of king george III, who Paine denounced as the royal brute of britain, he charged that the British Monarch was directly responsible for many injustices inflicted on the colonies , an argument Thomas jefferson would further develop in the declaration of independence. He hoped the accusations would provide an ideological justification against King George III that would gain support from colonists over anger issues such as the imposition of taxes without consent and suspension of trial by jury or the hiring of mercenaries.
The American Revolution was inevitable for many reasons, but Colonies and English societies being different didn’t necessarily lead to a revolution. The economic tensions had a large impact on making a revolution more likely to occur. Many examples exist of the colonists feeling misunderstood by the British, which led to more conflict. The American Revolution was inevitable because there isn’t a single instance or event that directly caused the Revolution, there was a collection of issues that contributed to the greater conflict between the colonies and the British that eventually blew up. The mere location of the two societies was a factor that built up into much conflict, the colonies were so isolated and separated by an ocean which could be interpreted as them having different
Also, violators of the Stamp Act could be tried and convicted without juries in the vice-admiralty courts. So that means they could be tried without a jury in the court which was not fair. Also, the colonists started vehemently resisting. “They insisted that only their representative assemblies could levy direct, internal taxes, such as the one imposed by the Stamp Act. They rejected the British government 's argument that all British subjects enjoyed virtual representation in Parliament, even if they could not vote for member of the Parliament.” This means that the colonists did not enjoy the Parliament so they rejected Britain 's argument because they did not agree with it.
Congress could not enforce states to pay taxes. In many cases when Congress asked states for taxes for military reasons, the states would not pay anything. Due to the lack of taxes, many War Veterans from the Revolutionary Army who were promised payment from the Government were barely given anything back, this ultimately lead to protests and rebellions. Congress could not do anything about these rebellions and protests because of their lack of funding from the states, and control over the states, so the States ultimately had to deal with this themselves. The United States then quickly made the new Constitution which balanced the power between the State and Congress.
Having a weak central government created a whole new set of problems. After analyzing the Articles of Confederation the weaknesses outnumbered the strengths. Such as states not having to obey the laws and ignore taxations because they had no authority to enforce them. Congress did not have the power to collect taxes from the each of the states, that was one major weakness especially during the Revolutionary War because instead of getting the money they had to ask the states for money and the states said no. At that point the government should have put their foot down and enforced a new law, their troops were fighting for their freedom and these people didn’t care.Instead the government in response had no money to pay for the war so they printed money causing inflation and soon money became worthless.
So, this meant the colonist had no control over there laws. This made the colonies fell like they had no control, mainly because they didn’t. They didn’t know if the British crown think they can’t govern there self. But, the colonist felt like they could do their own court cases. Most definitely make their own laws they go by.
1a. Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress didn’t have the power to tax the colonies so their only option was to request the states for money, which often ended in rejection. Because Congress had so little money to regulate the army/navy and resolve crises, they sold off western lands and printed worthless print money in desperate attempts to do without money. The constitution solves this dilemma by giving Congress the power to make revenue through taxing and borrowing and also the power to appropriate funds. In addition, the Articles prohibited Congress from regulating commerce which meant inhibited foreign trade and a weak national economy.