As a result, colonists printed and used their own currency instead of Britain’s. However, as a response, the Parliament passed the currency act, which forbade colonists from the production and usage of their own currency. Expectedly, colonists were outraged and “many Americans interpreted the British government's interference as an infringement of their right to self-government.” Although colonists were not plausible in their belief that their rights had been violated, but nonetheless Britain has cut off yet another way for the colonists to relieve their economic burden and created more hardships and struggles for the colonists. The Currency Act proved to be hindrance, mainly because colonial demand for currency was high due to usage of currency in order to conduct trade.
The American Revolution was a war between the American colonies and Great Britain, in which the American colonies won their independence from great Britain. Gaining their independence from Britain was not as easy as it might have sounded. People in America were strongly independent and wanted to do things for themselves, but Great Britain had different plans for the them. The rules that were inflicted upon the Americans evoked many factors that were responsible for the American Revolution. The British government used ways to coerce the Americans.
Mercantilism is the economic theory that trade generates wealth and is stimulated by the gathering of profitable balances. Mercantilism, while it controlled production and trade, led to varying trade restrictions which hindered the advancement and freedom of colonial businesses. Because of mercantilisms ideals, the British government demanded that trade be regulated using gold and silver bullion. The colonies typically did not have much of a supply of bullion, so they began printing paper currency instead. Due to poor managing of their printed currency, there were often periods of inflation in the colonies.
During the years leading up to the Revolution, the British monarchy applied a variety of tactics to create an obedient America. As time went on and both the population and territory grew, British authority began to slip and in order to create obedience and retain control, Parliament imposed unjust legislation that often resulted in monetary punishment in the form of high taxes. Unfortunately, the tactics used created more animosity and tension than they did harmony. After a long series of various tax acts, the British administration pushed colonists to the point they had to make a choice between living under the oppression of Britain, or standing up and fighting for freedom.
British policies established in 1763-1776 greatly affected the colonists and pushed them towards developing their own republican values. All of the acts and taxes the British issued and how overly controlling the British were over the colonists was the starting point, also the increasing rebellions encouraged the colonists to break away from Britain’s rule, and finally the wars that resulted and seizing authority from the British was the final turning point for the colonists in eliminating Britain’s heavy-handed ruling over the colonists. The acts, and taxes that came with most of the acts, that the English imposed on the colonists was a substantial reason the colonists opposed British rule. After the French and Indian war the British found
Because of the great amount of power Britain possessed, the colonists were under oppression, ultimately taking action to defend themselves. Namely, according to document 5, the author states, “what is to defend us against so enormous, so unlimited power?”. As the taxes began to mound on top of one over the other, the colonists began to feel overwhelmed. In response, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and three others, created the Declaration of Independence as a call to war, to offset British rule. Like the Stamp Act, the colonists answered with violence, and the violence only increased as the British made sure to oppress the
The end result were cries for those in control to” be hung with new made Ropes” (Frederick 4.2). As a result of these events, Samuel Adams argued that “England… had become a morass of sin and corruption” (Brinkley 97). This disdain for England had now taken root. Were it not specifically for the monetary policies of those in power, the tax base and governmental intervention required to enforce its collection, this event would not have taken
After winning the French and Indian War, the colonists were not very happy with Britain. They weren’t being given the rights they deserved. They fought in a war to colonize in the West, but due to the Proclamation of 1763, they couldn’t settle in the land they had just one. Yet, the British still had to pay money for the war, so they forced the colonists to pay taxes on paper, tea, sugar, and more. Without the rights they deserved and being overtaxed, the colonists were outraged and a group called the Sons of Liberty formed and rebelled against the British.
The American Revolution was an important event that made our country, what it is today. People fought for independance just so that they can live their own rules, most of them didn’t make it but they still wanted our country to live in peace and live the way we wanted to so they risked their lives for us. The American Revolution was a political upheaval. The colonists the thirteen American colonies, which were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island, rejected the laws of the British. They rebelled against them.
The American Colonies attempted many times to catch the attention of the King in order to prevent anymore disliking for the crown and his government. These dislikes would soon grow into tensions as the British government ignored the American Colonies solutions. When analyzing the primary documents it was clear that tensions were high in the colonies due to the unfairness
The British gave colonists many reasons to leave during the 1700’s. While there are many reasons the colonists were justified in leaving Britain, one of the main reasons was unfair taxation on colonials to make Britain money. Another reason was Britain creating their own propaganda to demean the colonists’ idea to create a new government. Furthermore, the British would strip the colonists of many of their rights. Finally, Britain would constantly deny any attempt to find peace between the two countries.
I mean they are being treated so unfairly. They have no representation and are given no rights as Englishmen. By declaring independence on Britain they were able to finally be freed and be their own country which is what they deserve but at a large price. When they declared independence they declared war and they knew that
The British were in massive debt following the French and Indian war, therefore they placed taxes on the colonists in order to regenerate some of that money lost. The Sugar Act of 1764 taxed the sale of molasses in hopes to gain some lost money, but this act led the people of Boston to boycott the molasses industry. The Stamp Act of 1765 shortly followed, making colonists buy a stamp with every paper product. The rage the colonists felt over the passing of this act, led the colonies to begin to unify as they together boycotted the trade industry. The Townshend Duties of 1767 imposed taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea, but this only led to the colonist to again boycott the trade of those items and start newspaper attack.
After the war the British were in a lot of debt; they needed a way to pay off the debt. Consequently the war took place in British America, the Parliament of England figured that the colonists should pay the price. The colonists were upset because of the taxes they called unfair. The Molasses Act was the first tax on sugar. The Molasses Act was placed on the colonies, however, the British government did not enforce this “law”.
Some people started hinting that there was dark designs behind the Stamp Act. The thought that “the tax was a gradual plot to deprive the colonists of their freedoms and to enslave them beneath a tyrannical regime.” People were very worried about this and they did not want it to happen. They just wanted to live in America with their