Thirdly the British wanted to raise greater revenue by raising taxes. It was these tax acts that finally ended the salutary neglect (Schultz, 2010). The Sugar Act of 1764 was the first acts that would impose taxes on molasses and sugar. These products were shipped to non-British colonies in the West. I don 't think that taxing sugar
“Dutch traders decided to transport sugar […] molasses, and rum to Europe and helped [other] planters improve methods of growing and processing sugar cane” (Gillon,
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.
In the book, he considers the Molasses Act of 1733, which had placed a tariff on the gas on the foreign molasses and turned out to be both necessary and ill conceived. In the end, it discusses the Boston
OCtober 7, 1763 Proclamation Line of 1763 The Proclamation Line of 1763 was declared to create peace between colonists and Indians. Also, to keep the colonists restricted for easier taxation. Only licensed traders were allowed to trade in the west or deal with Indians. April 5, 1764 Sugar Act The Sugar Act was taken taxation on sugar and molasses was reduced. The Act was made to halt trade between many people.
2. Describe the similarities and differences between English Colonies established in the late 1600s (p.82-83) 4 restoration colonies, proprietorships, were granted by King Charles II: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Carolina All colonies had the idea of restoring monarchy Proprietors ruled the colonies as they wanted with the consideration of the English law Most colonies followed the Church of England’s teaching while Pennsylvania reflected on the Quaker belief Quakers believed in “inner light” and gender equality in both religion and politics This made Pennsylvania as the most democratic and open colony among them 3.
The Royal Proclamation Act was established October 7, 1763. It was issued to make sure colonists settling in America would not go west of the Appalachian Mountains, where indians would most likely attack them. The colonists did not like this very much because they had just won a ton of land west of the Appalachian mountains that they now could not travel into. They reacted by disregarding the proclamation without thought of any punishments.
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 act that most likely angered the colonists the least was the Sugar Act. This act required the price of
Page 119- “New England’s rum distillers led the opposition to the new rules by helping to organize a boycott of imports from Britain.” Response - In this passage, New England had distilling due to the rum’s popularity in the colonies since there were only a few choices of alcoholic beverages. Of course, Britain was not pleased with this, which resulted in trade wars with New England and America. The trade relationships between these countries were not as good and it became worse.
First, the Sugar Act was mainly about controlling the trade of rum. Rum was a profitable product, and rum was made from molasses. The molasses was imported into the colonies in large amounts from large plantation owners in the British West Indies and used for rum. Great Britain was providing cheap labor from Africa and making them work in the sugarcane plantations in the West Indies. From there, the West Indies sent the molasses to the colonies in America.
The Sugar Interest wanted to be positive the colonists were not buying anyone else ’s rum except for English rum, so the Act places customs duties on non-British sugar and prohibited any rum that was not British. Most colonists actually did not mind this and thought it was constitutional, except for Boston who grew to be quite angry especially since smugglers had a harder time of making a living now. Next, comes the Stamp Act, which was a miniscule tax on just about everything made of paper. Some colonies already had their own type of Stamp Act imposed, so the extra tax made most colonists very angry especially because it was an internal tax; therefore, it is unconstitutional.
Parliament had to pay for the war, even though the British won. They protected the colonists with a permanent army in North America from Indian attacks. In order to help pay for the taxes of war, they passed the Sugar Act in 1764. This act placed taxes on molasses and sugar imported by the colonists. British troops stepped up the search for smuggled good and smugglers were treated
The Iron Act was a law passed by British parliament that encouraged the colonies to produce more Pig Iron (crude Iron shaped like a block) and Iron smaller Bars, and have them sent to Britain, tax-free. But the act also forbade the producing of finished iron goods. The British also wanted to restrict the growth of of Iron goods made in the colonies, and ban the export of Iron goods from the colonies to anywhere else but Britain. The colonists were angry, because they couldn 't get as much of a profit as they were before the act. To challenge this act, the colonists boycotted British goods, and smuggled finished iron goods out of the colonies to other counties.