Once in America, the British fought many wars, including the French and Indian War in 1754, which left Britain in great debt. It was only fair to tax the colonies because the war was fought on American soil. It was only for the American freedom and to exile the French, but the Colonists took this the wrong way and declared the separation between them and the British Parliament. The Colonists should have never wanted independence from Great Britain, because in reality, Britain was providing freedom. “All they asked for was loyalty and money for debt due to the war’ (Gregg 1).
After the Boston Tea Party, Britain passed these laws to punish Boston and reinforce British control. The laws affected the lives of the Americans and through the Boston Harbour Act, they were unable to utilize the harbour. Due to Britain taking away the people of Boston’s ability to export and import goods, Samuel Adams’ words were valued and Americans wanted Britain to be held accountable for “cutting off our trade with all parts of the world”. Adams was the founder of the Sons of Liberty, a group of merchants, politicians and lawyers, involved in the protest of the Stamp Act. The refusal of the Stamp Act inspired Americans to confront the actions of Britain.
The Parliament passes the Tea Act in 1773. From then on the course of history will have many more down hills throughout the years. Some background information is that the colonist were mad at the government and at england because they were putting taxes on the people out there conscient the colonist didn’t want anything to do with England so they boycott the shipping orders coming in and had The Daughters of Liberty make clothing for them. The Tea Act cause the colonists to be mad at England and ultimately lead to their showing of anger in the Boston Tea party, both events impacted the American Revolution.
The furious royal government responded to the "Boston Tea Party" by the Intolerable Acts of 1774, practically eliminating self-government in Massachusetts and closing Boston's port. The news of the destruction of the tea raised the spirit of resistance in the colonies. With this act, the colonists started the violent part of the revolution. It was the first attempt for the colonists to resist violently against the Great Briton. It was when all the colonists realized for the first time that they were treated wrong by the British government.
During the 1700s, the British Parliament used their authority to make laws regarding tax collection. One of these was the Molasses Act of 1733, but it did not work well. This was because the tax was not collected and people refused to pay it. During King George the third rule the Sugar Act, which was passed on April 5, 1764, replaced the Molasses Act. The background, purpose, and effect of the Sugar Act must be explained to understand the economic impact on the American colonies.
Page 119- “New England’s rum distillers led the opposition to the new rules by helping to organize a boycott of imports from Britain.” Response - In this passage, New England had distilling due to the rum’s popularity in the colonies since there were only a few choices of alcoholic beverages. Of course, Britain was not pleased with this, which resulted in trade wars with New England and America. The trade relationships between these countries were not as good and it became worse.
The Stamp Act Great Britain had ways, finding ways to raise revenue from the colonist. In 1733 George Grenville would create the Stamp Act in other efforts to raise money for British military, which had divested money lost due to the French and Indian War. The Stamp Act would put an embossed stamp on printed papers. Such as newspapers, bonds, licenses, playing cards, diplomas, and anything that was printed for use. Americans were appalled by these acts and felt violated.
To help pay for the cost of the Seven Years’ War, taxes was increased in the American colonies. The rapid deviations in the colonists’ lives began to create tension between the Empire and colonies. These unforeseen consequences of the Seven Years’ War altered the political relations, independence, and ultimately the loyalty of the American colonist. The British American colonies, with little aid or presence from the British Empire, began to thrive and establish themselves. However, after the Seven
4. How did the Great War for Empire change the relationship between England and its American colonies? The Great War for Empire, or Seven Years’ War went on between 1756 and 1763. The unfair taxation of the colonists is what sparked this war; there were also several other political and economic factors, which also played a large part.
At a certain point, settlers began to come to the realization that they wanted to become their own country and not be tied to Great Britain. Once the idea began spreading, the British took action by imposing many different laws and taxes upon the colonies. This only served to make the colonies angrier, causing them to revolt and begin what was known as the American Revolution. Before open conflict began, they attempted to resolve things with Britain by asking them for representation and lessened taxes, but Britain refused to let this happen. The crown’s refusals only caused things to escalate, and the colonies had to take things to the extreme, thus causing the Revolutionary War.
Over the past few years, we colonists have been getting more and more annoyed with the English King and want to form our own country. Over the last few years, the king of England has treated the colonists very unfairly. The first reason why we should secede is because of the Sugar Act. During this event, we were forced to buy sugar and molasses from England. Then, the king heavily taxed us for buying these goods.
(Tindall and Brown, Page 249) In the "impressment" of American sailors traveling to trade, they were forced into joining the British Royal Navy. This angered the Americans and is one of many reasons why the war began. According to the textbook, legislators passed the Embargo act in 1807, stopping the shipment of goods to other ports.
New England and the Middle Colonies are 2 Colonies that are total opposites from each other, but do have some similarities. New England had no religious freedom because if you were not puritan then you could not live there. On the other hand, the Middle Colonies did have religious freedom, you could be a Quaker, Lutheran, Jewish, Catholic or French and a lot more as well. New England and the Middle Colonies share some similarities based on religion and other things as well. Some similarities were that the church was an important part of both New England and Middle Colonies towns.