Should The British Colonists: Purposeful Or Justified?

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After the French and Indian war, Britain was in heavy debt and needed to acquire as much revenue as possible. Britain was so desperate for money, they did not care how they received the money and whose rights they violated in the process. Because of this unjust mindset, Britain was not merciful when creating ways to collect revenue. The British methods for acquiring money were purposeful but not just. The acts Britain made were purposeful because it was effective for helping them pay off their debts from war. In a town meeting in the colonies, the leader declared that “the excessive Use of foreign Superfluities is the chief Cause of the present distressed State of this Town, as it is thereby drained of its Money” (2). The excessive amounts …show more content…

Even the people that formed the acts say that the colonists “are at the same time deprived of every privilege distinguishing free-men from slaves” (2). All British citizens, which the colonists are, have the right of representation in parliament but Britain is denying the colonists of that right. Not having their rights fulfilled, is like being treated like a slave to Britain because they have no control in what happens to them. Parliament cannot “deprive them of their civil Rights, which are founded in Compact, without their own consent” (2). Parliament is taking advantage of the power they have. All British citizens are granted that their basic right but when they do not have it fulfilled but the citizens in Britain do, it is not fair to the colonists living in America. “Colonists…look upon this unconstitutional method of Taxation as a direful attack upon their Liberties & loudly exclaim against the violation” (5). The majority of the colonists think that the colonists taking away their basic right is a direct attack against them that it’s not fair. They will protest, make agreements, and create peer pressure so that communities would boycott against the taxes together to protest the unjustness in the

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