The United States, like many other countries, had to fight for independence from their motherland. During the early eighteenth century, many countries were facing suffer inflation by the British parliament in hope to gain more money for King George III. The main target was the colonies of the British Empire, also known as the American colonies. The American colonies consisted of mainly low poverty men, women, and children. It was the American colonies who paved the way into fighting for their freedom and independence.
The American Revolutionary War was a war fought from 1775-1783, also known as the American War of Independence, between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the thirteen colonies. The colonies wanted independence and free from British rule. In order to gain their independence the colonies had to fight for it. There were many events leading up to the revolutionary war but the Stamp Act and Sugar Act had its impact. These two acts are a part of what got the conflict started between Great Britain and America; The Sugar Act, was a law that imposed taxes on certain imports and the Stamp Act, is a law that levied new excise taxes.
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.
The stamp showed these words embedded in the paper; the taxes had to be paid on this document. This was extremely disturbing to the colonies because of what they had written in the document about the taxes. George Grenville 's plan insisted that all of the taxes that they collected go directly to the soldiers who were protecting the North American Colonies. He also informed the colonies that those who tried to avoid using the tax paper that they would be tried in a court of law and not by a jury of their peers. The British Crown was ready to enforce these sanctions on the colonies, which is why they informed them of their intention to raise the taxes.
1. Explain the root causes of America revolution? The stamp act a recently, enacted British tax that many colonists felt violated their liberty. The stamp act crisis inaugurated not only a struggle for colonial liberty in a relation to Great Britain, but also a multisided battled to defined and extended liberty within America they conclude that membership in the empire was a threat to freedom, rather than it’s foundation. Opposition in the stamp act was the first drama of the revolutionary era and first major split between colonists and Great Britain over the meaning of freedom, the referred to the national right of mankind.
The tea cargo was schockingly worth 18,000 pounds. The destruction of the tea cargo was a huge schock to the British. This event was done to protest against the Tea Act which was passed by the British Parliament earlier that year. The stamp act gave the British East India Company monopoly on tea sale in the colonies and the colonists were not happy. Parliament responded with a series of harsh measures intended to stifle colonial resistance to British rules.
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”.
Economics sparked the American Revolution because of all the taxes. The King of Great Britain believed in paying back war debts. The taxes put a big grip on the colonies. The tax that put the most tension was the tax on tea. The people thought that they were all ruled by England so they didn 't have to follow the tax.
The increase of taxation led to a crisis from colonial people. Riots were established to those who initiated or supported the taxes, stealing everything from some members homes but the foundation and walls. Groups were formed of colonialists who sought liberty, declared the excessive taxation as unconstitutional and fought to protect what they felt were consumer rights. This all lead to the great American revolution in which once the Stamp Act was placed by the parliament, colonial society then produced a stamp act congress to counteract the parliaments decision. This establishment led to the Continental Congress, which eventually separated the colonies from the parliament to then govern themselves and cut ties to the English Crown moving towards
The Townshend Act (1777) was to apply taxes to all imported glass, lead, paint, paper and tea. The colonists felt like it was an unjust and unfair practice to have “No taxation without representation” and that they were not represented by the British Parliament. King George II sent troops the America because of the boycotts of British goods. After the Boston Tea Party came the Battles of Lexington and Concord, where the colonist took up arms and prepared for battle. The Boston Massacre in 1770 was the turning point the America to gain its independence from the British.
There were many reasons that the Second Continental congress declared independence from Great Britain. Life in the colonies was great, at first, soon after Great Britain started creating crazy amounts of taxes to support the mother country. In the year 1776 the Second Continental Congress officially declared independence from Great Britain. The first thing that Great Britain did to the colonies is they created the Navigational Acts. The Navigational Acts were a set of laws to make sure that Great Britain would profit from trade instead of any other country.
The Townshend duties where a series of duties imposed upon the colonists which taxed the importation of glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea imported into the colonies. Furthermore, all of the things that the Townshend act put a tax on where basic needs for life in the colonies and with the tax on paper even college and death were to now have taxes on them. With this in mind you can see the dangerous mind set implemented by the British; the British saw the colonist as nothing more than an income stream, a place where revenue was generated for the use of the crown. This ideology is extremely dangerous for a government to have for it makes the people nothing more than money to be taxed and takes away all humanity involved in governing. Not only that, but the citizens were not even allowed to vote on there taxes sparking the no taxation without representation
I believe that it is important to know the story of America. America didn’t just start colonizing, America was fought for. Starting in 1765, members of American colonial society rejected the authority of the British Parliament to tax them and to create other laws affecting them without colonial representatives in the government. During the following decade, protests continued to escalate by colonists as in the Boston Tea