Intolerable Acts The Intolerable Acts can be viewed as one of the first sparks to the flaming fire of America claiming Independence. The Intolerable Acts, also called the Coercive Acts, were a series of laws passed in 1774 in order to punish the colonies for defying their rule. Four out of five of the Intolerable Acts were directed towards Massachusetts directly and the other was directed at Quebec. All of the Acts were supposed to stop the colonies from defying England’s Rule and show the colonies that England was still in charge.
During 19th century America, slavery was at its peak. Slavery was brought to the south to provide a source of labor that cut costs. Slavery was a system that made men into property with no rights. Even though slavery brought southern agriculture a sense of stability, slavery also brought many negative changes with it. As stated in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass, slavery could corrupt the best people, the best courts, and even the best christians. One can see the flaws with in slavery and this essay will further prove that slavery was negative for everyone involved.
There was also developing resistance in the colonies, such as petitions, intimidation, boycotts, and intercolonial gatherings. Important events such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and the Coercive Acts, destroyed the relationship between Britain and the American
Raven, you are right. The British felt as if the colonies should accept the consequences for the colonists ' actions at the Boston Tea Party. As a form of punishment, the British passed the Intolerable Acts. The Intolerable Acts included the following: the Boston Port Act, which closed Boston 's port until the East India Company was repaid; the Massachusetts Government Act, which empowered the king to elect government officials in Massachusetts; the Administration of Justice Act, which allowed the government to move a colonist 's trial to another colony if a fair trial was unavailable in Massachusetts; and the Quartering Act, which permitted British troops to occupy vacant buildings when in the
In the 1800, 6 to 7 million black slave came to be used for plantation and help them build their new nation. They helped grow two main things tobacco and cotton they had about 4 million slaves for the tobacco and for cotton they had about 2 million slaves. They said that were going to be used for labor source and the colonists became slaves to. It all started when 20 African Americans got brought into the poorer slavery they didn’t have enough people to grow the cotton and tobacco so they had to get more that’s when they brought a whole bunch of black people across the Atlantic Ocean.
When the New World was discover it depend on slavery to help finance the colonies and the industrial revolution. When the Slavery trade first started it open many jobs for the people in the colonies. They needed people to make the boats, the shackles, also the people that would go and get the slaves. In the south slavery played a big part in the economy, whether it was from working in the cotton plantations to slave trade. The plantation owners would pay the slaves a very low amount of money for the amount of work they did or not pay them at all, they would work for free and that way they would save a large amount of money.
These acts included the Boston Port Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Administration of Justice Act, Quartering Act, and Quebec Act. The Quartering Act was most upsetting to the colonists. It stated the colonists were required to house and feed the British Soldiers. The colonists were afraid to have British soldiers in their home because of the Boston Massacre.
Many Americans believed in gaining independence and showing their true power to the British government by rebelling in an assertive manner. The colonist did not believe in the laws that were created for them that would allow Britain to maintain full control. This created an outrage between America and England until the Americans had their strongest revolt; the American Revolution. American colonists wanted to free themselves because the British government had too much control over them, this inspired the creation of the Bill of Rights. This document was established to protect the rights of the Americans by giving them freedom, allowing them to live in a self- governed society, and having equality among citizens.
Another cause is the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre is when the British soldiers shot into a crowd of colonists and killed 5 innocent people.(Doc 6) One way the colonies resisted this was The Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party was when American colonists dressed up like Native americans and dumped tea into the Boston Harbor in the middle of the night when the British was sleeping.(Doc 4) Another reason was the Continental
Britain felt that they should have the Townshend acts because they still needed money and they wanted to show the colonist that they were still in charge. The patriots definitely fought hard for their freedom and in the end they got their
The Intolerable Acts were meant to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party. The main Intolerable Acts were the Boston Port Bill, the Administration of Justice,The and Massachusetts Government Act, and The Quebec Act. The objectives of these acts were to get the colonist’s to pay for the 10,000 euros paid for. It was also meant to bring the colonies under the submission of the king. What these main acts did was Boston Port Bill closed the Port of Boston until the the tea was paid for.
Throughout history, slavery has always been a problem and it still exists today. The United States does not have slavery due to an amendment in the constitution. Although slavery is mentioned in the 13th amendment, there are however, three other specific instances in the constitution that referenced slavery without actually using the term. One of them is the three-fifths clause. Another is the fugitive slave clause, and the last one is the slave trade. All three of these are located in the constitution and refer to slavery without mentioning the actual word. Each one caused problems but was eventually changed.
The Perception of Slavery “By 1750 nearly a quarter of a million people lived as slaves in eastern north America--more than 21 percent of the colonial population,” (Jones, Wood, Borstelmann, May, Ruiz, 2011). These slaves were transported to North America mainly on ships traveling on what is know as the Middle Passage. Arriving slaves would be sold at auctions to the highest bidder and would be forced to work for their new owner. The perception of slaves themselves, the labor those slaves performed, and how those slaves were treated by their owners varied greatly at the time. Slaves were regarded as hard workers in the eyes of some people.
The United States has been declared the strongest country in the world by many historians. However there is still debate on what makes a country the strongest. The United States has a well-developed economy, strong military, and powerful government. Many countries look up to the U.S. as a model country, therefore the choices they make and when to intervene is extremely important. The Vietnam War and the Holocaust are historical examples of when the U.S. should or shouldn’t have gotten involved. Whether they made the correct decision is still debated today. Child labor and …… are examples of modern day issues where U.S. help is needed. As the strongest country, the United States has the responsibility to intervene when people are put in danger