Although any of the treaties passed Parliament, but one that did was called the Olive Branch Petition. When the petition was brought to King George, he was very angered; moreover, the colonists believed that his taxes were unfair. He then declared soon after that all colonists to be traitors and should be put to death posthaste. Tensions had been growing for years between the two countries, but the King’s decision to list all colonists’ traitors angered them so much they decided to create their own kind of government. This scared Britain to the point of attempting
A hero should always do well for his followers; Richard only proved to be loyal to himself. He abused his people by saying he was “enforced to farm our royal realm, the revenue whereof shall furnish us” (1.4.45-46). King Richard taxed the poor to fund his luxuries and wars, without thinking of how it affected his people. He thought like a man instead of a king and this lead him to not only losing his title, but his credibility. Instead of becoming a tragic hero, he became a tragic fool; not only did he abdicate his throne, because he could not handle the pressure, he showed that was not fit to be a king, even if he was born for it.
He collected taxes without the consent of the estates general in order establish many things, fund a series of wars, build a bigger and stronger military and to build his palace, the Palace of Versailles, when it was built he insisted that the nobles spend more time there (Doc 2). This eventually led the nobles into debt because they spent most of their time and money at the Palace of Versailles. The nobles being in debt meant that they lost status and power, which ultimately fed the basis for the French Revolution. Document 3 states; “The aftermath of the revocation was disastrous for France. Many of those who abjured [gave up] their Protestant religion repented of their weakness.”(Doc 3) This demonstrates that the removal of the Edict of Nantes drove people insane because it granted the people France substantial rights, however when the rights were removed by Louis XIV people became infuriated, which is another reason to why the French Revolution occurred.
Northern neglect killed reconstruction because the North was worried about the corrupt government. As president, Grant noticed frauds and scandals in government too (Doc. C). Since he was focusing on the scandals and frauds his focus on the Reconstruction split between the frauds and the Reconstruction. They also thought their government was corrupt because there were
Charles then appointed two catholic ministers to the Cabal, this issue was clearly one which could have been avoided had Charles been more shrewd. Charles did little to address the role of parliament and did nothing to solve the problems that had to led to war. The fears of Catholicism were reignited when James II took the throne; he was a political liability from the offset announcing he was a catholic, this lack of political awareness allowed him to be the brunt of suspicion. Consequently he was later removed from the throne as he posed a threat to the Protestant religion and the rule of law. James’ personality alienated the political nation; to such an extent that it was not divided over opinion, but completely rejected him.
The American revolution all started because of taxes. The colonist got really mad at the British for taxing all of their important goods.The british always treated the colonist poorly since they came and invaded their homes. By this time the british were sick and tired of the colonists so they started a war. The war was very expensive, the British started to make the colonists pay for the expenses by increasing colonial retirement of British attempts. The British also tried to limit western expansion but that angered the colonists.
Despite the fact that the freedom of religion act granted a limited toleration to other religions, Catholics were still banned. The English people grew tired more and more of living under such circumstances. So after the death of Oliver Cromwell and after the failure of his son, Richard, who was not a forceful character as his father, the Puritans lost control of the army. The Parliament, being afraid of another civil war, decided to invite Charles II to the throne after he agreed to concessions for religious
Thesis: The Dutch were infuriated by the Hapsburg rulers of Spain and openly opposed them due to the way in which the rulers imposed a ridiculous amount of religious intolerance and taxation which led to the Dutch Revolt. Contextualization: Iconoclast riots in the Netherlands Tax revolts and refusal to pay Pacification of Ghent - alliance of northern Dutch independent states to drive Spanish out of their countries. Body Paragraph #1 Topic sentence: Because the Dutch were dominantly Protestant and the Spanish were primarily Catholic, the religious disputes between each country assisted in political tensions. Doc. #2 Description of Document: The Dutch were explaining how they believed in “freedom to express their opinions” of religion
since the revolution had many enemies and few friends peasants were forced to fight and this displeased them. before the revolution the catholic church had a lot of say in the government and a lot of power afterwards some of their power was revoked making it possible to have other religions in france which pissed off the catholic church. with the revolution brought equal rights to every one if that were lost there would be no point in the committee of public safety and it would just be disbanded. to protect the revolution would definitely come before protecting the people. robespierre was basically a dictator after an amount of time and was not thoroughly protecting the people 's rights so he got his head cut off the committee of public safety’s main goal was to protect the revolution even if effected both sides
This demonstrates how harsh was king George III with the colonists. The King punched colonists in the face every time he had the chance. He was also bugging them by not putting attention to their petitions and requests of a friendly peace. This war had all the reasons to be a war of self-defense, they were tired of trying to make someone happy that hurted them. King George III did not had any right to punish or treat them that way, which is why colonists felt oppressed by the government and saw the injustice which is why this war can be justified as a self-defense war.
101) Boucher had many unpersuasive arguments. He believed the king’s power came from God. He would tell colonist they were disobedient to God, and rebelling against him. Boucher had to move back to England because of the amount of death threats he was receiving for opposing the revolution. The arguments of Paine were more appealing to eighteenth century readers who were unsure because the colonist were becoming educated.
John angered the barons because he tried to keep the power that past kings had enjoyed. In 1209, he was excommunicated from the church following an argument with Pope Innocent III and then returned to England where he faced a rebellion from lot of his barons, who were unhappy with many of his policies and the way he treated many of England 's most powerful nobles. They then forced John to sign the Magna Carta in 1215. The Magna Carta is a peace charter and gave the barons more power. The charter has 63 clauses.