On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed a policy named Stamp Act. George Grenville, who was responsible for this publishment, required all of us Americans to pay tax on every printed paper we used. This included legal documents, newspapers, licenses, ship’s papers, and even playing cards. Some purposes to collect tax from the colonists was to be able to pay the war debt, British governmental authority over the American colonies, and finally the main purpose of collecting tax through this method was to help pay the cost of defending and protecting the American frontier, which was located near the Appalachian Mountains for the French and Indian war. The Stamp Act was viewed as an opportunity by the English to be able to raise money in the colonies without the approval of the colonial legislatures.
The Stamp Act was created and enforced upon the colonies by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. After fighting in the North America's alongside the Colonists and in various other locations globally, the British racked up a healthy sum of debt, around 177 million pounds (Tax history Project): which roughly converts to 268,659,450 dollars in modern day currency. In an effort to pay off such debt, the British parliament issued various acts upon the colonists which taxed them for common goods: on specifically being the stamp act. Outraged by its coverage of over all paper good including stamps, legal documents, newsprint, and even playing cards and dice (history.org), the colonists proceeded to protest on belief of the act being unconstitutional(history.com
Taxes! After the French and Indian War, the British government needed money to pay for the cost of protecting the colonists from the French and Indians. The British government approved several taxes including the Stamp and Tea Acts to help pay for the costs of the war. The colonists were expected to pay these taxes.
Colonist fight for independence while the British passed many laws against them. The colonist took action because of their belief of the laws. The colonist resisted the British treatment towards them. The British treated colonist very poorly by passing the stamp act,also the coercive/intolerable act.
When Britain first passed the Stamp Act colonists began to revolt and went into great upheaval. Colonists didn’t like the idea of being taxed by a country thousands of miles away, and the phrase: “no taxation without representation”, became popular. The colonists eventually got this tax repealed in 1766, one year after its creation. Almost right after the cancellation of the Stamp Act, another set of taxes called the Townshend Acts were put into place.
After the French and Indian War, Great Britain was in a huge debt and had a lot more land to rule. As a result of their debt and their new land, they began to put taxes on the colonists living in that land. The colonists were angry about these taxes because they were getting taxed without representation in British Parliament. Two acts that caused some of these reactions are the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts. The British actions after 1763 caused numerous reactions from the colonists, which ultimately led to the American Revolution.
A. Explain the reasons for English Colonization by doing the Following: A1. Discuss the political motivations for English Imperialism. The main political motivation for English Imperialism was due to the rivalries with its European Counterparts. Initially, European countries were looking for a water passage to China so they would be able to trade for their goods. Spain, who lead the charge, landed in Central and South America, captured gold and silver.
The Stamp Act was enacted on March 22, 1765. The Stamp Act was a tax that people had to pay for every piece of printed paper they used. The Stamp Act was enacted because of the French and Indian war. After the war the French were in a war debt so they had to find a way or be able to pay them back for it. They also used the money that they collected to help pay for the costs of defending and protecting the American Frontier near the Appalachian Mountains.
Has anyone heard about how the colonist fought against the British? Most definitely you sure did, but have you come to think why the colonist fought them? Well, because of the fact that the Colonist was being under the control of Britain and no longer wanted to be, under anyone's control. So, the Colonist were justified to revolt against the British. I believe they were justified to revolt because, British violated the Colonist rights, the British impacted the Colonists' economic opportunity, and the Colonists' life and liberty was impacted.
During the 1700s the British government had to pay off huge debts due to participating in wars throughout Europe and even the New World. The British Parliament decided to tax the colonies in the New World to pay off the debt because the colonies were very successful. In order to pay off huge debts, the Parliament passed ACTS that made the colonist very unhappy and started the American Revolution. The American Revolution is considered a revolution because of the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, and lastly, a large population rebelled against the British rules. With all these factors coming together, it proves that the American Revolution is indeed a revolution.
The French and Indian war (1754-63) resulted in political, economic and ideological relations between British and its American colonies. Even during the time of war, population was booming. The land was becoming too small for the people, which meant the Americans needed more land. France was not going to let the colonists into their land, meaning there was only one way to go: west. The people that occupied such land were the people that were there since the beginning when the first colonists arrived.
From the beginning of mankind’s recorded history, opposition to established governing bodies have always been recorded. Whether through coup d'etat or a peaceful protest, resistance to authority always causes change in some way. The United States Government changes; laws are meant to change as well. America prides itself on the history of its peaceful protests and revolutions, demonstrating positive effects on a free society. Because peaceful resistance wasn’t creating progressive change, radical disobedience was the key to change in the 1700’s during the American Revolution.
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” This quote comes from Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense, and a key player in getting the American colonists to support the American revolution. This would be a revolution that changed the course of history itself, and would later on create a world superpower. However, was a revolution necessary? Was the killing of British and colonists alike worth breaking away from Britain?