As a result of the Anglo-French War (1756-1763) and its financial costs conflict was created between Britain and American colonists. To the British, their American lands were used largely to provide raw materials to Britain and be the consumers of British manufactured goods. This would result in capital and profit to aid their country. The British passed many laws and acts in the colonies which created a large build-up of resentment by the British Colonists. Tension was created by these acts that would have a big impact on the start of the American War of Independence.
After the French and Indian War, the English government wants to increase the tax to get more money from the colonists. Therefore, they add many taxes such as the Stamp tax, Sugar Tax and Tea Tax and ask the colonists to be paid for the overwhelming national debt. The colonists in America were annoyed because this war was not for them but they are required to pay for the high tax. So they did acts for many times just like the Stamp Act. British soldiers wanted to suppress fact and clash with the colonists who were acting.
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and 1693 were among the most surprising and violent episodes in the history of America. It wasn’t violent due to a lot of people dying, in fact, only 19 people were killed due to this event. However, hundreds had their lives changed forever. Some, without any hope of it ever going back to how it was prior to the Trials. No, it was violent due to the fact that it was neighbor turning on neighbor.
Once the idea began spreading, the British took action by imposing many different laws and taxes upon the colonies. This only served to make the colonies angrier, causing them to revolt and begin what was known as the American Revolution. Before open conflict began, they attempted to resolve things with Britain by asking them for representation and lessened taxes, but Britain refused to let this happen. The crown’s refusals only caused things to escalate, and the colonies had to take things to the extreme, thus causing the Revolutionary War. Moving on to the characteristics of North and South, we notice that the main focus of the South at the time was based upon agriculture.
This caused a problem for Parliament, because before the Industrial revolution people were generally evenly spread across the country. Yet, the rapid population growth in these cities had led to misrepresentation in parliament. Despite voting rights, and misrepresentation being serious issues, the fear of revolution is truly what forced parliaments hand. As a result of the French Revolution, the British government feared public unrest could lead to a revolution of their own. In the end, the 1832 Reform Act was eventually passed in the interests of British Parliament, and the existing voters, who all maintained power as a result.
However it was mainly America’s fault for forcing their ways onto many countries by imperialising for example the Spanish American War. Their trade routes were blocked, causing these economically dependent countries to be unstable and go into debt. The United States made it through the interferences by conserving their resources. By America is becoming such a dominant power it increased our thirst for more and America Joined WWI in the hope to gain more. The German Naval Policy destroyed our trade routes and caused our economy to be threatened by German U-Boats.
This infuriated the unemployed because the soldiers derived income from the army which allowed them to work for the lower wages offered by the employers. The Boston Massacre took place on March 5, when a crowd gathered outside the customs house and began pelting the guardsmen with snowballs and rocks. Captain Thomas Preston then ordered his men to push the crowd back. It is said that one of the soldiers slipped, causing his musket to be discharged accidentally. "The remaining soldiers, perhaps believing that in the tumult Preston had ordered them to fire, shot into the crowd, killing five Bostonians and wounding six (pg 100)."
Multitudes of factors contributed to form the Canadian Confederation. From small political negotiations to full fletched conflicts, here are the seven major events that lead to its creation • Changes in British Attitudes Towards British North America • The American Civil War • The Creation of the North-West Mounted Police • The construction of the Transcontinental Railway • Fenian Raids • The Red River Resistance • The Doctrine of Manifest Destiny Changes in British Attitudes towards British North America This factor is the most crucial event in the creation of the Canadian Confederation. The British realized that having separate colonies became costly to maintain so to counteract this problem, the existing colonies created their own government/federation
The combination of Taxation without real representation, British Military aggression, and the aftermath of the British neglecting the colonies had the most impact on the start of the war, and without these causes, there may not have been a revolutionary war in America. Taxation without real representation resulted in the first rebellious acts from the colonists against the British. Some of these rebellious acts were The Boston Tea party, The Burning of the Gaspee, and the forming of the Continental Congress. The unfair taxes on the colonists angered the colonists because they were being taxed at increasingly high rates by the king that was supposed to be protecting them, which resulted in the colonists protesting against the unjust taxation. England was taxing the colonies in attempt to regain some of the money that they had lost in
Declaratory Act The British colonies and America were bristling under the rule of Britain. They thought the rules and regulations of their government were unfair and left little behind to develop the respective countries. Britain implemented many Acts, including the Declaratory Act, during this time in the 1700s. The colonists eventually boycott them due to their severity. As such, many fought against such Acts, as they did the Stamp Act, which was eventually overturned.