Also, violators of the Stamp Act could be tried and convicted without juries in the vice-admiralty courts. So that means they could be tried without a jury in the court which was not fair. Also, the colonists started vehemently resisting. “They insisted that only their representative assemblies could levy direct, internal taxes, such as the one imposed by the Stamp Act. They rejected the British government 's argument that all British subjects enjoyed virtual representation in Parliament, even if they could not vote for member of the Parliament.” This means that the colonists did not enjoy the Parliament so they rejected Britain 's argument because they did not agree with it.
The Tamp act of 1765 imposed direct taxes on many items including newspapers and legal documents. The British viewed the Proclamation of 1763 as an attempt to restrict economic growth and the Stamp act as a way to impose direct taxation on the colonies. The responses of many were
Just two years after he returned, Franklin was sent back to London as a representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly. While Franklin was in London, unrest over the new laws being passed by England was sweeping through the colonies. Franklin also believed that the new taxes and laws were unfair, he argued that it was the right of a British citizen to vote on their own taxes. He lobbied against laws such as the stamp act and eventually helped get every law repealed, except for a tax on tea. Britain 's refusal to remove the tax lead to the Boston Tea Party.
The Stamp Act was passed in 1765. The British Parliament decided to tax all printed items in the U.S. Colonies. For example, newspapers, cards, and legal papers had to bear a stamp. The stamp was sold by the British to raise money. The colonists protested.
After the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763) Britain was in financial turmoil. Although Britain gained imperial assets, they also gained a massive national debt so Britain looked to the North American colonies as a source of revenue. In 1765, British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which was an internal tax in the colonies. This was the first time Britain ever tried to tax the colonies but the colonies were upset because they felt only their elected colonial assemblies could tax them. They resisted the act then resorted to violence and intimidation.
As Colonists we were justified in breaking away from the British. We were being taxed heavily, and we were not given representation in parliament. We needed to stand up for what we believed in and fight for our rights by gaining independence from Britain and establishing our own country. Since we did not have representatives in Parliament that could speak about and vote on the taxes, our rights were repeatedly violated. The many taxations and laws passed by parliament had a grave affect on every colonist with only benefit for the British.
Soon after the items were taxed the people would stop buying them. That’s what made the merchants mad! The reaction to the king was to tax even more items without the consent of the colonies permission. An example of an item that was taxed without permission of the people was the, Stamp Act. The Stamp Act happened, November 1765 when the king taxed stamps.
By that happening the stamp act got repealed by parliament in 1766. So, the brutish chances of got more money on this tax was failed. The Declaratory act of 1766 was probably worst for the colonists. This act allowed parliament pass any at any time they wanted. So, this meant the colonist had no control over there laws.
During the 1760’s, Britain needed to find a way to pay off their debt. This led to a reform that in part launched a plan designed by George Greenville (Schulz, 2013). Greenville’s plan was to implement acts that would help to pay off the nation’s debt. New acts, such as the Sugar, the Quartering, and the Stamp Act had colonists far and wide upset with Parliament. While each of these acts were disliked by colonists, none was as damaging as the Stamp Act.
The Stamp Act was a way to make colonist pay for a stamp on documents and other important papers. Like newspaper, and licenses, as well was other different type of papers. The colonies weren’t so keen about it and created the Stamp Act Congress. The Stamp Act Congress is when the elected represented the colonies gathered to discuss a unified protest taxes. They also stopped buying stamps, and even stamped paper.
Most of the time it worked and Britain started to get worried. Britain was providing trade and a form of government for the colonist. Prior to the Revolutionary War colonist were frustrated with British control which lead to the patriots rebel in their fight for freedom. First off, Parliament passed the stamp act in 1765, it stated that all legal and commercial documents had to have the official stamp. The British passed this act because they needed money and since they were the colonies government they had this right.
The British would use this to have more power and tax the Colonies. An example of this is the Stamp Act which was the tax on paper products. The Sugar Act which was a tax on molasses because too many people were to smuggle it. These are all examples of Virtual Representation because they came from the King. Taxation without Representation is a Tyranny which is why many of Colonist’s would revolt against the King.
They collectively boycotted British made goods and protested the Kings’ Acts. King George had been monitoring the rising rebellion over the years. Trying to avoid setting off a full blown rebellion he lowered the taxes, but still refused to completely eradicate them. He refused to give the colonists representation in the Parliament as well, taking away any chance they could stand up and protect themselves from the government. The colonists were enraged with the British government; “No taxation without representation!” was the new slogan and driving force for the Revolution, even further uniting the colonists together.
In response to the Intolerable Acts colonist along with the second continental congress adopted the Olive Branch Petition. The petition was the colonist last try to make peace with Britain without a full-out war. Parliament did not take the petition serious and angered the 13 colonies. This Affected the way colonist looked at British government. The people realized that the king did not care about them but alone what he could get from them.