The Influence Of The Tea Act

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The Revolutionary Era was a time of British aristocracy over the American colonist, taking control over almost every aspect of their lives, specifically financially tax-wise. This was due to to the British believing that the colonists were responsible of repayment for their protection and services from the French in the French and Indian war. As the British began taxing the colonists further and further, totalitarianism began to set amongst the British government . this resulted in colonial rebellion against them for the sake of their well being and financials. As resistance and rebellion against the British increased so did tension as well as the British’s grab for control, eventually leading to full scale attempts at independence from them.…show more content…
The Tea Act was actually not a new policy at all since it was already include in the townshend act not only that, the tea act was used as a financial source to recover the British East India Company out of debt. Since economic and political foundations were unstable in East India along with the debt the British were already in from the French and Indian War and other things. What angered the colonists was not presence of the tea act (even though cheap), but rather the fact that it had outlived all other taxes that had been repealed by the British. As well as the fact that tea was being monopolized by it’s government. Additionally, since tea was being monopolized and sold exclusively by the British and it’s agents, American merchants were being undercut and essentially replaced by the British. Americans were outraged by this inconvenience forced upon their own and began to boycott British-imported tea, either refusing and sending ships with British tea back to England or leaving it at the docks to rot. Eventually, this angered manifested into an event that would be forever known as the Boston Tea Party. A group of colonists named the “Sons Of Liberty” disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians. Boarded The Beaver, dartmouth and Eleanor, three boats that refused to leave with cargo when pressured by the “Sons Of Liberty” , and dumped…show more content…
For example, The Declaratory act was in favor of the British since there was no opposing force upon its upbringing, due to the colonist basically ignoring its presence. Continuing to celebrate the repeal of a previous policy gave the British government space to work with in order to conjure up more policies, hurting the colonists. Unlike the reaction of the Declaratory act, the Tea Act, respectively, withdrew an exaggerated response from the colonials. The Boston Tea Party is the iconic ideal of outraged responses, puting the British in deeper debt than before. While this was a huge inconvenience to the British it was harder on the colonials when backlash occurred, resulting in a full drive towards independence from Britain, winning the American Revolutionary War, and squandering all British control. To summarize, the Declaratory act was the least opposed or even recognised act by the American colonials. As apart from the Tea Act which resulted in an event that would forever be branded in history as one of the boldest rebellions against a greater government. Both of these policies were direct gateways into the process of the American Revolution due to it’s contribution of collected agitation and animosity towards Britain 's control. Ultimately creating a feeling of desperation for freedom and exhaustion of government
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