During the 1700s, the British Parliament used their authority to make laws regarding tax collection. One of these was the Molasses Act of 1733, but it did not work well. This was because the tax was not collected and people refused to pay it. During King George the third rule the Sugar Act, which was passed on April 5, 1764, replaced the Molasses Act. The background, purpose, and effect of the Sugar Act must be explained to understand the economic impact on the American colonies.
What caused the American Revolution? Patrick Henry, an American attorney and politician, stated in a speech in 1775 his most famous words, “Give me liberty, or give me death.” This quote captures the essence of the American Revolution, a war fought by the American colonists to gain their freedom and independence from the British Crown. It was through this war that the colonists obtained their political independence from Great Britain and formed a new nation, The United States.
The Sons of Liberty The Sons of Liberty was an organization consisting of American colonists. They rose in the August of 1765. This society was created to protect the rights of the American colonists and fight the taxation by the British government. A couple notable members were Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere. The Sons of Liberty played a huge role in contesting against the Stamp Act.
On the other hand, how Paine and Jefferson used equality, reason, and nature to criticize the legitimacy of monarchical government and British control of the American colonies. First, Colonial America had great conflicts for several years relating to Great Britain’s decisions. it began by 1763 with the proclamation of 1763 passed by Great Britain. It consisted on limiting the American colonists to expand further west. Great Britain passed this act to ease relations with the natives just as the American Promise book on page 149 says “The proclamation offered assurances that Indian territory would be respected”.
So therefore, the ones being unfair were the Colonists because all they had to do was pay taxes and be loyal to Great Britain. Another reason the Colonists wanted to depart from Great Britain is because the English King chose a judge and was sent to the colonies from London. So basically, the Colonists were British subjects and responded to a British judge. The Colonists argued that the British did not understand the life the Colonies lived, which would lead to poor judging by the British because they lived different lives. British governments was another reason the Colonies wanted to depart, they
The Stamp Act of 1765 On March 22, 1765, Great Britain 's Parliament gathered and passed the Stamp Act of 1765 which was to take effect in the thirteen colonies on November 1, 1765. The Stamp Act taxed Americans directly on all materials that were used for legal purposes or commercial use and a stamp distributor would collect the tax and in exchange, a stamp was given. The colonists had no representation in Parliament and once they heard of the act, started protesting to repeal it. After months of colonists vehemently protesting and Great Britain 's economy slowing from non-importation policies in America, they finally repealed the act on March 18, 1766, making the colonists happy, but also passing the Declaratory act on the same day, as a compromise, which stated they had the same rights to lay taxes on America as it did in Great Britain.
In 1764 through 1774, Great Britain continuously passed taxes on many items used by the colonists of America. This lead to the colonists writing the declaration of independence. In colonial Williamsburg today, people can learn about the rebellious acts of the Americans during the revolution. Although There are many historical buildings that can inform visitors of Williamsburg’s past, the capitol building stands out from the rest. The capitol building was very important to the American Revolution, teaches people about America’s past government, and supports the motto, “that the future may learn from the past.”
Colonists during the 1700’s were controlled by England without representation in Parliament. King George III passed multiple acts in order to pay debts from the French and Indian War. There were laws that placed taxes on daily items and required stamps on any legal documents in the American colonies. England felt they could tax their colonies and create a monopoly on trade, however, the colonists felt this violated the rights they had. In order to gain rights, the colonies wanted to be recognized as independent.
Before the war began, Britain was taking a hold of many freedoms of the American colonists and replacing those freedoms with limitations. For example, a Sugar Act placed a tariff, or tax, on specific goods imported into the colonies, including coffee, sugar, and molasses. The Stamp Act evaded the traditional power of
This came in time of economic depression in the American colonies. It raised concern about the bad intent of British Parliament among the American colonists which later on supported the growth movement of American Revolution. Second, the Stamp Act passed on March 22nd, 1765 applying stamp duties and other reasonable duties in Great Britain colonies. This law objective is to help pay the costs of British military troops camped in North America protecting the colonies which wasn’t needed.
The English colonies were technically not allowed to produce their own goods or buy from anywhere other than Britain, only buy them from England at a higher price so that their industry and economy would be built up again from debt and unemployment due to the ending of the war. This poor treatment due to England coming over to fight for us set the foundation for what would one day lead us to become independent. Of course many colonists weren’t going to heed to everything that England commanded, white men and even women were standing up for their rights. For example the Daughters of Liberty were a group of ladies dedicated to boycotting British goods and producing
This essay focuses on the appropriate action of the colonists in response to taxation imposed by the British crown. During the American Revolution, a series of laws were approved during 1763 to 1775 to control trade. Not only did the legislation caused a lot of chaos between the American colonists and the British government, but also there were certain events that led up to taxation. The occurrences were the British crown views on the taxation, and the reaction of the colonies in response to the taxation that was imposed by the British Government.
Road to Revolution6th periodBrooklyn Martin Paragraph # 1- introductionHave you ever wondered about the revolutionary war? The wonderful and crazy Revolutionary war was exciting time period. The revolutionary war had many events. Those events include the following: The Navigation Acts, French and Indian war, Pontiac's rebellion and Proclamation of 1763, The sugar act, The Stamp Act, Declaratory Act, The Townshend, The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, and The Intolerable Acts.
In my opinion the one event that had the most significant role in the American Revolution was when the British made the Coercive/ Intolerable Acts. When the British made these acts, they cut off ports and a colony, and made a number of acts to punish the colonies. These acts made the colonist start an uprising against the British. These uprises lead to the colonist going against the British and starting the American Revolution.
The Mutiny Act of 1765 was were the colonist helped provision and maintained the army. The Sugar Act of 1764 was where they put a tax on sugar and molasses. It also established new vice-admiralty courts in America to try accused smugglers which cut them off from sympathetic local juries. The Currency Act of 1764 required colonists to stop printing paper money. The Stamp Act of 1765 was where all printed documents were required to have a stamp.