The first tax that Britain passed was the Sugar Act of 1764, this tax was on sugar goods and after a lot of unrest Parliament finally lowered the price of the tax and the colonists were satisfied. However, a year later the colonists were thrown in another fit after the Stamp Act was passed. The Stamp Act was different from the Sugar Act as the colonists would have to pay it directly and in addition to every purchase of paper they made. The colonists almost erupted in complete rebellion over the law, however Parliament repealed the law.
The Stamp Act of 1765 On March 22, 1765, Great Britain 's Parliament gathered and passed the Stamp Act of 1765 which was to take effect in the thirteen colonies on November 1, 1765. The Stamp Act taxed Americans directly on all materials that were used for legal purposes or commercial use and a stamp distributor would collect the tax and in exchange, a stamp was given. The colonists had no representation in Parliament and once they heard of the act, started protesting to repeal it. After months of colonists vehemently protesting and Great Britain 's economy slowing from non-importation policies in America, they finally repealed the act on March 18, 1766, making the colonists happy, but also passing the Declaratory act on the same day, as a compromise, which stated they had the same rights to lay taxes on America as it did in Great Britain. This was supposed to ease the tax restraints, but in the end, it created more taxes and conflict.
The only problem is the British spent so much during the war that prices needed to rise. Knowing that the subjects of the crown in Europe would not be happy about high taxes after the war the British decided to tax the Colonists in America. The British ruled these taxes as fair because the war was fought over land in America instead of Britain, therefore the Americans should pay the highest amount of the taxes. This did not go well with the Americans. Already agitated by the British Crown and rule taxation was considered theft for a war they didn’t ask for.
It was wholly ineffective as British authorities failed to enforce the limits. After the Proclamation, the Mutiny Act of 1765 was created by the Grenville ministry and required colonists to house and provision the army. The Sugar Act of 1764 raised taxes on sugar and the Currency Act of 1764 demanded that colonists stop distributing paper money. As a result of the many taxes against them, colonists created rebel groups like the Paxton Boys of Pennsylvania who fought to demand tax relief and financial support for their defense against the Indians. Another group called the “Regulators” were a small group of farmers who wanted tax relief.
Unlike the English Revolution, religion was not one of the major causes of the American Revolution. However religion did play a major role leading up to and all throughout the war. The road to war began with the French and Indian War from 1754 to 1763 (sparknotes). This war was fought between Britain and France over dominance of the colonies. The colonists sided with the British and fought alongside their soldiers, meanwhile the French allied with the Native Americans.
In debate Darla Davis discusses the Taxes imposed on the American Colonists by Parliament. First not everyone in parliament believe that taxation of the colonies was right thing to do. According to Darla’s Article, Will Pitt and Edmund Burke, were two members of the parliament that under stood why the colonist were opposing the tax. Colonist were opposing men felt that the opposition from the colonists concerning the taxes existed, because the colonist had been practically ignored by England since having been established. Pritt and Burke obviously considered the colonists’ opposition to taxation by the parliament to be a form of rebellion for having been ignored for hundreds of years.
The influence of the enlightenment on the American Revolution In 1607, Great Britain established their first colony on today’s Virginia. Great Britain continuously increased number of North America colonies; in 1754, number of colonies was as much as 13. To increase number of colonies, Great Britain fought numerous wars, won most of the wars and became one of the most powerful nations in the world at that time. How dare only 13 colonies could stand up to unfair treatment and various kinds of taxes payment? However even a worm will turn, in 1755 on the increasing exploitation of Great Britain, citizen of 13 colonies eventually opposed against Great Britain and caused American independent war, also called American Revolution.
The price of goods was so high and was so worthless that it cost Southerners in some places several hundred Confederate dollars to buy a single loaf. As a result hunger and no nutrient became bad, in addition, much of the land from Tennessee to Georgia and up to South Carolina had been destroyed by General William Tecumseh Sherman’s troops on their March to the Sea. Many slaves in the South effectively freed themselves by refusing to work and flocking to Union lines in droves. The North meanwhile was in many ways better off in 1864 than it had been before the war, for the economy had experienced an enormous boom during the war years and had set the industrial machine into high gear. This industrial boom in the North, coupled with inability pf Richmond’s government to provide cohesive leadership, won the war for the Union.
Then they had no representation of saying whatever they wanted and they couldn’t speak their mind because they weren’t allowed, however they could start a rebellion to speak to the British and make their voices be heard. Then the Stamp Act was passed on March 22, 1765. The Stamp Act was a time when the british crown raised taxes and made the price of living go up. Which was a burden on the Americans. In March 1774 60 men had boarded a ship and dumped tea into the Boston Harbor, then the Americans started to boycott the
The Americans faced taxes such as the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and Townshend Act due to Britain having to make up for the money they had lost to war. The people of America essentially felt that Britain was being unreasonable “for imposing taxes on us without our consent”. The taxes were passed by Parliament in which there were no American representation. This lead to Americans protesting the taxes that lacked representation and the Virginia House of Burgess stating that "the taxation of the people by themselves, or by persons chosen by themselves to represent them... is the only security against a burdensome taxation, and [is] the distinguishing characteristic of British freedom". The Stamp Act caused Americans to protest and refuse to buy or import British goods.
This made the colonist upset because they wanted nothing to do with the British soldiers and the colonist was not fond of them living in their house. They also wanted the colonist to fund the money needed to feed and house the soldiers, and they refused to do so. The Stamp Act, which Parliament passed in 1765 was the one that caused the most disruption of them all. The Stamp Act made the colonies angry because they had to use stamped paper for all official documents such as diplomas, marriage licenses, wills, newspapers and playing cards. The stamp showed these words embedded in the paper; the taxes had to be paid on this document.
The French and Indian War left England with a debt of £130,000,000. To help pay off the debt Britain set up taxes, to collect money, on frequently used products by the colonists. The Molasses Act put a six pence tax on every gallon of molasses. The colonists thought this was a lot of money to pay so they did everything to avoid it. This act was not really enforced and the colonists did not really obey this act.
This act required that many documents such as licenses, diplomas, contracts and even playing cards to be printed on embossed paper that had a tax on it. This act was the very first attempt to tax the colonists directly for activities that occurred solely with the colonies themselves. After the French and Indian War the British national debt skyrocketed and the Prime Minister was eager to pay it down before the government was bankrupted. So he decided that it was only fair that the colonist pay for at least a portion of their own defense. The Act called for the taxing of 54 separate items.
Because the British parliament did not consult the colonies about this tax placed on paper products, the colonial families decided that they did not want to pay the tax. England would also have to deal with loads of people resigning as tax collector and when people started to boycott the goods Britain was sending over to the Americas, the trade came to a slow simmer
"It 's a ridiculous act. Britain is going to tax us for every piece of paper. We will be forced to pay a tax to obtain a stamp, which will be required on all legal documents and printed materials.” This preposterous act was going to hurt the hard working families here in the colonies. I tried to look at it from the King 's point of view. He probably thought we were a bunch of lazy people living luxuriously without any taxes.