2.The validity of these claims can certainly be called into question. It could be argued that American ideas for revolution began before the Stamp Act because of the many preceding events. (79) After living in salutary neglect for so long, when Great Britain began to tax the colonies to help pay for debts from the French and Indian war colonists resisted Great Britain 's authority, exhibited by the Boston Massacre. The so called massacre of colonists in Boston heightened tensions between the colonies and Great Britain. The Navigation Acts of 1751, although not well implemented, show that Great Britain has ended its period of salutary neglect and are attempting to enforce the
The Sugar Act Imagine not being able to use something as common as sugar without being robbed of your money. Sounds frustrating, right? That’s what happened to the American Colonists in 1764. Britain decided to tax the colonies, and the colonists didn’t even have a say in it! Sugar was one of the many things to be taxed.
The Tea Act of 1773 once again inflamed the Northern Radicals although it lowered tea prices. The Radicals were afraid Americans might accept the lower tea prices, which would mean they also accepted the duties (taxation without representation), and put many of the founding fathers out of the business of smuggling tea. Throughout the colonies "tea parties" were held where men turned back ships or boarded them and tossed packaged tea into the harbor. The largest in terms of tea dumped into the sea and the number of men participating was in Boston. Although no "tea party" is held in Georgia (no tea was allocated to Savannah), a somewhat symbolic party was held at the harbor in nearby Charles Town, South Carolina, where a single ship bearing tea
During the first years of the English settlements of North America the people who immigrated from England they formed colonies that with the support of the British government. The colonist didn 't pay a lot of taxes on their trading benefits to the government. Through the years, the King and the parliament started raising taxes on almost everything that the colonist was producing in the colonies. The colonists weren 't happy with the new taxation that the king was charging to the colonies, and it led the colonist to protest at British empire. There are several reasons why the colonists revolted against the British government.
While the rest of the ruling party forgot what they were fighting for and many were enticed by the treacherous British. He mentioned the people who are against his party aren’t revolutionary’s, they are the bankers and traders. People who look any ware for their next dollar. Though Thomas Jefferson see’s all this, he knows the people can fight it, by waking up and realizing the wrong of their current state and remember what they fought for. In essences, Jefferson is saying that the Federalist, who are controlling the government, forgot about the need for liberty and justice.
A desire for a political voice in the government is one of the main issues that sparked the American Revolution. As the colonists, began to fight for the things they were often denied of by their ruler. Overall, the American Revolution was a political movement in which the colonists forcefully demanded a better system of government. Reasonings in which the colonists justified their revolt included the under representation of the colonies in the British Parliament with the implementation of the Stamp Act. Although the British government had appointed royal governors and other officials to represent the voice of the colonists, many felt that these officials could not do an effective job given the fact that these people were not colonists themselves
For instance, the Sons of Liberty started riots, committed treason, and started a war with England. Not to mention they were behind the Boston Tea Party, leading to the closing of the Boston Harbor and many colonists losing their jobs. In addition to all of this, they also didn’t pay their taxes, and were rather deceitful. The Sons of Liberty were masters of media, which could be seen in either a positive or negative light. These violences and crimes, however, could not have led the colonies to become the United States, and would not have gained the colonists their liberty.
The colonists no longer considered it be a virtuous government. As Thomas Paine said, “Government is, or at least should be, designed to “supply the deflect of moral virtue”. It is evident that in the years 1774 to 1776 that British government had become corrupt and they were forcing laws upon the colonists that they did not have the authority to do. By enforcing these laws without giving the colonists proper representation in Parliament the British government had infringed on the colonist’s rights to life, liberty, and
The colonists were unhappy about the unreasonable taxes, no representation in the parliament, and felt unfair to pay for the war that British fought against the French. The revolution quickly spread, and as we know now the American Colonies got their independence and are now The United States of
So some of them, they called themselves ‘Sons of Liberty’, were making messes everywhere. The most famous event of those is the Boston Tea Party. After the Boston Tea Party, Britain added the Intolerable Acts that means that deprived the citizens’ power and British soldiers could search citizens’ house. This act infuriated all colonists and makes them together to against the government. The first clash was in Lexington and this clash was the start of the Revolution of Independence.