He said that they were making us pay for a stamp for every single piece of paper we bought. This included the newspaper, wills, deeds, pamphlets and even playing cards. The colonists did not want to pay the tax, not because of the money that they had to pay but because they had to pay for a war that they were not involved in. He said the reason we had to do this is because Britain was in great debt from the war with France. Since we benefited from the war the British government decided that we should
Congress wrote up laws to punish the rebels but because of the Article of Confederation, congress could not raise up an army so that meant that federal government could not stop the rebellion. The government should have come together soon after this and made the decision to make better laws for the government to control the people.I can see why the people rebelled but it was originally the peoples fault for not helping the government fund the war but it was also the government fault for not thinking about all the scenarios before making the law. The rebellion then went on until the state of Massachusetts made up an army and fought Shay’s Rebellion. Shay’s lost the battle and those who survived were put to death. The aftermath of the catastrophe made the people see how weak the Articles of Confederation really was.
Therefore the Southern states should have been allowed to secede from the union as the government of the Union did not protect some of their given rights. First of all, the Southern states had the right to secede because the North had too much power over them. “In all the non-slave-holding States…the people have formed themselves into a great sectional party…based upon an unnatural feeling of hostility to these Southern States” (Document I). Based on this quote, the Northern states started to believe in the abolitionist movement too much; so much that they started to consider the slave states as their enemies. As shown in the quote “By consolidating their strength, they have placed the slave-holding states
The people fighting to be free were not allowing others to be free at the same time. You would hope they would feel the same pity for the slaves, as they know what it is like to not have the right to be free. The large focus point of the American Revolution is freedom and becoming independent. They wanted to break off from the British because they wanted to gain that freedom and not have to put up with the British for other various reasons anymore. It was one of their democratic ideals, and one of the very reasons that makes the world, mostly the
However, most American colonists didn’t agree to help the Britain to repay the debt. They thought the true reason for the Great Britain had fought this war is because the Great Britain wants to expand it colonies in America and increase its wealth. But more importantly, American colonists think the Britain Parliament was elected by British who living in Britain, so these member of the Parliament won’t understand what the colonists need. Since these member of the Parliament cannot represent the American Colonists, they have no right to imposing taxes. In the year 1774, the Boston tea party occurred leads all American Colonists begin to
Slavery ended in the late 1800s and it was a major controversy to the Northern States. The Northern states were anti-slavery while the Southern states were pro-slavery. Since they were two different opinions because the northern states did not accept or want slavery to keep happening it ended All this slavery controversy and war could have been avoided by simply making slavery legal in all states, replacing the president, and machines being created faster than they were. Also, there were ways they could settle these opinions, and one way is they could have made slavery legal which all the people would have come together and unite as one. As one they would have fought all together a different way to end this, instead of just those who were
Parliament is taking advantage of the power they have. All British citizens are granted that their basic right but when they do not have it fulfilled but the citizens in Britain do, it is not fair to the colonists living in America. “Colonists…look upon this unconstitutional method of Taxation as a direful attack upon their Liberties & loudly exclaim against the violation” (5). The majority of the colonists think that the colonists taking away their basic right is a direct attack against them that it’s not fair. They will protest, make agreements, and create peer pressure so that communities would boycott against the taxes together to protest the unjustness in the
The British colonized a land, what is now called the United States of America, back in 1607. They ruled over the natives for another century before the Native Americans realized that they wanted to be treated differently. They wanted freedom and so they revolted. The factors that contributed to the eventual separation of the colonists from the British were the colonists’ dissatisfaction with the acts imposed by the British after the French and Indian war, the battles fought between the colonists and the British, and the difference in the political wants of the colonists. After the British won the French and Indian war, they had to impose certain acts in order to make up for the financial losses in the war.
A war had just ended between the French and the British. Although they won, Britain was suppressed. The King used the colonies to regain money, supplies, and numbers. Not only were soldiers allowed to take colonist’s houses and food, but the colonies were forced to pay tax on all paper goods. That extra tax, called the Stamp Act, started a rebellion in the colonies.
The American Civil war was fundamentally fought over the emancipation of the slaves, thus when the war ended the Southerners became the losers of the war. However when President Johnson was left to reconstruct his country after Lincoln’s assassination, the Southern white men prevailed the winners as they were brought back into a society that treated them as the superior. For the North the civil war was a fight to keep together a country that had been rapidly falling apart, while for the south, the civil war was a fight for their lifestyle. Thus the Southerners had more on the line with this fight, and as a result they had more to loose. The southerners lost their homes, their economy, their lifestyle, their slaves, money, and the Union’s
His plan also required that Southern states outlaw slavery before they could rejoin the Union as well as ratify the Thirteenth Amendment. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery from the United States. Although Johnson opposed slavery, he did not support equal rights for African-Americans. "White men alone must manage the South," he stated. President Johnson 's plan was mostly successful because all former Confederate states except Texas had set up new governments because of his plan by the end of 1865.
The British didn’t take the war seriously and undermined the magnitude of the colonist’s rebellion. They counted on more Loyalist aid within the states that wasn’t there. Also losses in the battles of Trenton and Princeton were caused because the British stopped fighting during the winter months unlike the patriots who pushed on. Fighting on home land, knowing the geography of the land, experience from previous colonial wars, and having a closer connection to supplies and people allowed Americans a much greater advantage than the British, who had the Atlantic gap between them and their
Without these events Americans would have never been prompted with wanted to become free and break away from British rule. The unfair treatments of the American soldiers during the seven years’ war which were no recognition for the assistance with Britain in winning the war, not being able to migrate west of the Appalachian Mountains because of the proclamation of 1763, and being forced into the war because of the French invasion of the Ohio country. The seven years’ war is similar to the events of World War II because the Americans were thrown into a war that they did not want to join. The main difference is that in World War II the Americans were granted their title for victory unlike the seven years’ war were the British said they did not help in the victory. The seven years’ war relates to the present because without American’s being treated so poorly by the British they would have never been provoked to fight for their independence in the American Revolution or Revolutionary War.
During the French and Indian War this reluctance caused King George and the Parliament to question the loyalty of some colonies and led the British government to commit even more strongly to keeping a strong British hand in colonial business. Colonies and England When the French and Indian War, and its European counterpart, the Seven Years War, officially came to a close with the Treaty of Paris in 1763, North America was divided territorially between the British and Spanish. The treaty had distributed people among two sides and neither side wanted to be controlled and always wanted to be independence on their own. In Britain, it was widely assumed that the professional troops sent to the colonies deserved full credit for British victory in the war. Colonial debts to Britain grew rapidly, and many began to suspect that the British intentionally plotted to enslave the colonists economically.
The colonies have been part of the British crown for 168 years now, but independence is something that America needs. The British had created high taxes with unreasonable causes since they just went to war with the French and Indians in American territory, but colonists should not comply the King’s whims no more. American colonists demand independence since freedom is limited by Britain; for this reason, colonists are thinking about how to obtain it.. The British have planted a seed of hatred in the American colonists thanks to the treatment they have given; consequently, colonists are seeking revenge with the British. Due to the fact that the British have mistreated the Americans, the majority of the American colonists may agree with Patrick Henry and are willing to risk their lives for the freedom that Americans deserve.