However, independence was not yet declared. Shortly after, they decided to declare independence from Britain (not the Declaration of Independence yet). The delegates voted to form a "Continental Army" soon after, with George Washington as their general. The colonies started to favor independence after the war was in full swing. In 1776, the colonies adopted the "Declaration of Independence," at the same time however, Britain sent a large naval fleet, along with 36,000 soldiers, to crush the rebellion once and for all, because of this, George Washington was forced to retreat from New
The colonist who had been dealing with lot of their own affairs developed certain feeling of independence. However, that feeling was shattered after the French and Indian wars the British raised taxes in American colonies. The revenue was raised by implementation of various Acts to pay off the war debts and to finance British troops in the colonies. With the introduction of these acts, such as Sugar Act or the Stamp Act, started the unrest in the colonies in form of gatherings and organizations which eventually led to the American Revolution. With a specific end goal to contend my case, I will first discuss Sugar and Stamp Acts and the resistance created as response to the British taxation.
The furious royal government responded to the "Boston Tea Party" by the Intolerable Acts of 1774, practically eliminating self-government in Massachusetts and closing Boston's port. The news of the destruction of the tea raised the spirit of resistance in the colonies. With this act, the colonists started the violent part of the revolution. It was the first attempt for the colonists to resist violently against the Great Briton. It was when all the colonists realized for the first time that they were treated wrong by the British government.
Due to the price increase, colonists protested by dumping all the tea into the Boston Harbor. Certainly, tensions have risen from just wanting representation to a far greater need: independence. In the First Continental Congress, the colonists start military preparations. Still at this time, there were doubters among delegates as they only called for representation. Initially, there was a war for better rights, better representation, and better treatment from the crown.
I was not going to be influenced by the superintendent’s positional power. I went to his office and explained he had too much of his personal bias involved due to events that happen during the last reporting period. I demonstrated Emotional Flexibility and told him I could not let his feelings or mine determine what rating someone should or should not receive on their EPR. Despite following the status quo, and just going with his recommendation, I changed my approach and provided alternatives to him and
After the rebellion was squashed, many americans were alarmed that a mob of farmers were able to take over the Massachusetts government - even for a short time. The “commotions sufficiently shocked (George) Washington to set him on the road to Philadelphia” (Larson, 236 ) to rewrite the Articles of confederation and to make a new constitution. During the constitutional convention, the authors of the document gave lots of power to the central government to prevent another mob from taking over a government again. Because of the constitution, the federal government also received the power to tax all the states and pass laws that could hurt farmers (“Article I:”). This shows that Daniel Shays rebellion was unsuccessful because it went against the goals of the rebellion of getting taxed less and having having pro debtor laws.
Not only did the trial of Captain Preston affect the relationship between the Americans and British, but also the Coercive Acts. After the Boston Tea Party, Britain passed these laws to punish Boston and reinforce British control. The laws affected the lives of the Americans and through the Boston Harbour Act, they were unable to utilize the harbour. Due to Britain taking away the people of Boston’s ability to export and import goods, Samuel Adams’ words were valued and Americans wanted Britain to be held accountable for “cutting off our trade with all parts of the world”. Adams was the founder of the Sons of Liberty, a group of merchants, politicians and lawyers, involved in the protest of the Stamp Act.
Many American’s are aware that the American Revolution started, because the British Government was taxing the colonies without giving them proper representation in parliament. However, what many American’s do not understand is that the colonial protestors had many more complaints about the British Government in the mid 1770s. Thomas Paine described the colonists view of the British best when he said, “The British were thieves, literally “highwaymen” who stole American rights and wealth as well.” The years following the Seven Years War brought drastic changes for the colonists as Great Britain started taking more control over the them and with each new tax they continued to fill with rage. The most convincing evidence the colonial protestors made against the bid for independence was that British government had become corrupt and the acts placed upon them and decisions made by the British government infringed upon their natural rights: rights to life, liberty, and property. Some of the decisions were the closing of the Boston port, having a standing army during a time of peace, trying the colonists via admiralty courts, and taxing them without giving them proper representation in Parliament.
He even allowed some of his men to stay behind in the Hindu Kush in order to begin families rather than forcing them to go back to Greece with him (F). Finally, even though Alexander was in rage after Tyre’s resistance, once Tyre was defeated, he did not take his rage out on the entire city. Those who took sanction in the temple of Melkart rather than fighting Alexander’s troops were not slaughtered. Instead, their lives were spared (C). By refusing to be treated as superior to his troops, encouraging his men to marry among other cultures, and sparing the lives of nearly 30,000 enemies, Alexander demonstrated a high moral code and strong integrity.
This angered the American colonists who wanted to keep their local government control and expand into new farmlands. To the American colonists, it seemed Britain was taking the side of the Native Americans, increasing tensions between the colonists and the British. Therefore, with other failed policies of the British government, such as the Sugar Act (1764), this inspired the American War of Independence. Due to American success, the Treaty of Paris (1783) ended the War and Britain agreed to new boundaries of the American nation. Independence enabled colonists to create a new constitution based