After the French and Indian War in 1763, economic elements forced Britain to feel the need to raise funds to pay off the war debt. The policies that were enforced by the new prime minister resulted in America's fight for independence. Some of the taxed imposed upon the colonies included the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act and the Tea Act. All three of these acts forced the Americans to pay a tax on everyday goods. Americans viewed the new tax on sugar and other imports as a burden and violation of their rights, for the British, the taxes were a modest imposition necessary to pay for the cost of eliminating the French from North America and administering the colonies (Keene, 101-102).
The Tea Act angered the colonist the most because for one they took action and threw over tea into the Boston harbor, and because it’s the India company that’s getting all the money, they have the monopoly. Also, the Boston Tea Party (which was what happened because of Tea Act) lead to the British passing the Coercive act which shut down the Boston harbor from importing or exporting. The Sugar Act is the one that angered them the least because it was the first tax the colonies had gotten, they would have been okay with it because at this time they still liked Britain. Also, it only taxed sugar and molasses and the Tea Act hadn’t been passed yet so they could still have their tea but the sugar would have been just a bit more expensive than
These acts were put into place in order to obtain the money to protect the colonists. “This revenue is … for maintaining these colonies requires a large revenue to support it. [Document F]” The Sugar Act was the first of the taxes imposed on to the colonists in order to increase revenue for the British. The Sugar Act of 1764 was a tax on sugar and molasses imported into the colonies which impacted the manufacture of rum in New England. The Stamp Act of 1765 was designed to raise revenue from the American Colonies by a tax in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents.
The sugar act started in 1764. “April,5 1764... A new law passed called the Sugar and Molasses Act. Colonial merchants...were required to pay tax of six-pence…” All molasses was imported. Most of the colonist tried to buy french molasses and sugar at a cheaper price.
Anyway, Stamp Act was working negatively to us as Sugar Act was (117). As you know I am a part of patriots community. Right after the Stamp Act was established, we, Sons of Liberty in New York, attempted to resolve the problem and proposed "a Congress of the Sons of Liberty" in order to establish a uniform society (117). Our effort failed, but Committees of Correspondence were created, loosely connecting all the colonies. This connection helped to unite colonies together.
February 10, 1763 Treaty of Paris (French and Indian War) The end of the war has come. The seven years war started by the British declaring war against France. The French had been expanding into the Ohio Valley creating conflict amongst the countries. With the signing of the treaty France lost a lot of land.
Colonial America and Great Britain had a rocky relationship. Some colonists liked the British authority over America. Many disliked the way the crown treated the colonies. Many colonists boycotted British products to protest against Great Britain’s rule. The many acts Britain put on to the colonists justified the boycotting of British products.
Separately, these acts did not cause the American revolution but together the acts created tension between the American colonists and England. The Stamp act started to build the tension between the colonists and England because it was the first tax directly imposed onto the colonists. They saw this as unfair because during the French and Indian war the colonist were ignored and then suddenly they were expected to pay off Britain’s war debt. The Stamp Act led to the Declaratory Act which led to many other laws given by King George the III and Parliament because of the backlash received from the colonists. The Boston tea party was an effect of the Tea Act enacted on the American colonists.
1.The colonies did not want to buy british goods so they started to boycott on all of britain 's items. . They were mad about the british taxing them taxing them because the british Were in the war was going on between british and france. the colonies recognized that france was going against the British and the colonies decide to help them. Because they had the same enemy.
Britain needed a way to fix this. They came up with the Sugar Act, a set of taxes to help Britain raise money. Taxes were not a new thing for the colonists, but these new taxes caused big issues. The Sugar Act was suggested by Prime Minister George Greenville.
The act that most likely angered the colonists the least was the Sugar Act. This act required the price of
In result, economic changes would come to the colonies. Parliament met in 1763 and came to the conclusion that they were not receiving the profit they needed from the colonies (Document F). As a result, many taxes were passed by British Parliament upon the colonies, including the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act (Document H) and the Tea Act. The American colonies were not happy, to say the least. Americans protested, saying that these taxes were unnecessary and unfair.
The merchants relied on the trade with America. Pressure from American colonists and British merchants caused the British Government to repeal the act. If Britain's economy had been stronger, boycotting British goods would not have hurt Britain and would not have been an effective form of
One act that the colonies never approved and greatly hated was the Tea Act of 1773. It was cheaper for Americans to import teas from other companies than the British East India Company. Reasons why Salutary Neglect came about was due to the distance between the Americas
Britain had long since moved past the days of making sweet cakes and tea sweeteners. With the large volume of raw materials from the new world their development of factories saw clothes and canned goods being mass produced. While profit was afforded to the manufacturers their economic gains were being stifled by the King Sugar as the mercantilist system used to nurse and wean an infantile sugar economy. The BWI sugar industry initially saw little competition but France through their economic cheat code of St. Domingue soon over took control of the sugar market of the Americas. This had a considerable impact on the decision to implement the abolition of the slave trade ad the British looked to an early end to the trade and the forced implementation of waged labour would have destroyed the French and Spanish sugar industries.