Claire Turner American History Test I The American Revolution The Second Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain in 1776 because they were being treated with unfair and unjust taxes and laws. The Second Continental Congress was a representation of the colonists and colonies as a whole, to Britain. In the beginning of the Congress the majority wanted to stay loyal to “The Crown,” and make peace with it. However, there were already those few who were ready to take drastic measures to relieve themselves of the British rule. One colony in particular that stands out as taking the leading role in the independence of America is Massachusetts, for they received the true wrath of Great Britain.
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. The Stamp Act of 1765 was so unpopular and not liked by the people that they decided to send
This complaint was written so that the colonists could have some say in whether a soldier can be quartered in their house, as they would gain consent to the action. Britain refused, and the quartering continued. After the colonists gained their independence, the governmental body of the United States wanted to make sure that quartering could not occur, and never without the consent of the house owner. They, in Amendment 3 of the Bill of Rights, stated “No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law” (U.S. Cong.).
Yet, they decided to not expand and create a border between the new land and the Colonies believing that it was unsafe due to the Native American tribes. The British Empire let the French expand south to the new conquered land. This move made the colonists not happy which made them start small rebel moves against the Empire. In 1765 General Gage requested addition troops in the Colonies for safety reasons. The Quartering Act was created.
What were some of the occupations of the first settlers of Georgia? Some of the occupations of the first settlers of Georgia, the Trustee’s, was to ban Catholics and Jews because they were not apart of their religion so they did not want them to be in their presence. James Oglethorpe was wanting to build colonies and so at the time he was in Britain and he and twenty other men were suppose to go over to Georgia and make the Colonies, but the other people decided that they were to royal and to good to be working with poor people, so they decided to sit in England and run the colony there. But on the other hand James Oglethorpe was the only one, out of twenty who even bothered to come over here. 2) Why did the Trustee’s specifically choose some
Unit 1 Chapter 7 The Road to Revolution The Americans had troubles complying with the new British control after the Seven Years War; they wouldn’t pay necessary funds and also had a growing sense of national identity The Deep Roots of Revolution The Americans had a world that they could make their own, thus upraising nationalistic ideas Republicanism: citizens surrendered their selfish demands for the greater good Opposed aristocracy and monarchy ”Radical Whigs”: warned people to be aware of government corruption and to resist that corruption Americans had grown into a country accustomed to running it’s own affairs, so when the British came in 1763 to get a better hold over their colonies, Americans resisted The circumstances of colonial
Before anything Puritans came to the New World looking for freedom from the British Crown. While in their empire they had to obey the New England church, in which they absolutely hated. So it was promised that in the Americas they would not only have religious freedom the the chance to own their own land and properties, and lots of it. At first Salutary Neglect came to the colonize where Britain tried to impose laws or “acts” to the colonized but they were never truly enforced. One act that the colonies never approved and greatly hated was the Tea Act of 1773.
Johnson will serve as a Connecticut agent, to help put the colony’s title on a Native American land. While Johnson is at Britain, he will soon realize that Britain’s policy is mostly made up of American’s conditions. When the Patriots become wild up with their demands, Johnson knew that he couldn’t be part of the Patriots actions. Johnson agrees that the Patriots were correct about their actions but he have trouble from breaking up with his mother country. Johnson avoids associating with the Patriots by rejecting his election to the First Continental Congress and this move of Johnson will make the Patriots remove him from the militia command.
Williams upset the General Court and before being able to be arrested he went off to Massachusetts, later negotiated with Narragansett setup Providence and promised separation of church and state and religious freedom (“The Americans” 52). This opinion was not widely accepted so other colonist considered Rhode Island trash. Either way his ideas on royal charter influenced other colonies like New Jersey and Carolina. If he didn't have such radical ideas today would be a lot different. For example, today policeman or an authority figure in the United States is forbidden to force or reject any religious belief.
The Americans, resenting the lack of colonists in parliament, regularly made protests to the British government about receiving the same rights as normal British citizens (History.com N.A, 2009). Various disputes ensued, until a group of delegates including George Washington, met in 1774 to raise their complaints about the British crown. This “congress” did not go as far as demanding independence, but it condemned the taxation that the colonists had no say in. Less than a year later, on April 19th, the first shots of the American Revolution were fired (History.com N.A, 2009). As a result of this, America achieved independence and lost Britain a precious colony where it could send its
The United States kept trying to expand territories westward but Great Britain interfered. Certainly, the Native Americans opposed, creating one goal, protecting their land. The White expansion was not going to be tolerated, especially that the expansion meant a decrease in the Native American population. Americans received reports of the British siding with Tecumseh to seize the enlargement of white settlers. The British did not respect the colonization in the New World and were not fond of the idea that the United States being a newly independent nation.
The “point of no return” for the American Revolution to occur, the event that sparked the beginnings of the American Revolution, was The Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party was one of the last biggest protests against England’s “Intolerable Acts”, as the colonists liked to call them. Neither the colonies nor did Britain really want to seperate, but the situation they were in caused them to. England was being very controlling over the colonies because they were of great economical benefit to them. The colonies were reluctant to even consider separation because all they really wanted was their rights.
The people thought that they were all ruled by England so they didn 't have to follow the tax. When this happened a meeting was called with the 13 colonies and the British government because they weren 't being heard. The British government would shut down the Bostok Port. The colonists now thought that they didn 't have to or want to pay taxes because they thought they were not part of England. All this shows that the economics was a big part of driving the American
Finally, Britain would constantly deny any attempt to find peace between the two countries. As expected, Britain put certain taxes on the colonies to help regulate trade and pay for transport of goods. However, many of the taxes Britain put on colonists were for the sole purpose of creating revenue for the British (Doc 2). The reason the British believed they were justified to do this was the belief that colonists still owed reparations for British support in the French Indian war (Doc 1). The colonists found these taxes so insulting that many of them refused to purchase British goods.
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. It also relates to the present because the proclamation of 1763 had no effect after Americans gained their independence, and all Indians lost their