The first event that caused the American Revolution was the Seven Years War also known as the French and Indian War. One of the crucial causes of the American Revolution was the Boston Massacre also known as Incident on King Street by the British which was on 5th March 1770. The Boston Massacre was a street fight by the British Army who were throwing snowballs, stones and sticks at the colonists. The Boston Massacre happened because hundreds of men lost their job and they gathered on King Street where the British troops had been stationed in Boston since 1768.
The colonists no longer considered it be a virtuous government. As Thomas Paine said, “Government is, or at least should be, designed to “supply the deflect of moral virtue”. It is evident that in the years 1774 to 1776 that British government had become corrupt and they were forcing laws upon the colonists that they did not have the authority to do. By enforcing these laws without giving the colonists proper representation in Parliament the British government had infringed on the colonist’s rights to life, liberty, and
In the 1760s and 70s, tensions were rising between England and its colonies in America. Many colonists were upset with the way they were being treated, as Parliament in England kept on implementing new taxes such as the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act, and added unfair policies that would negatively affect the colonists’ lives such as the Quartering Act. This was seen as extremely unfair by the colonists, since they had no form of representation in Parliament, so the colonists had no say in what sort of laws were voted on. Because of this, many colonists started to rise up and try to start a revolution. However, they needed far more people in the colonies to agree with them in order for their cause to have a significant impact.
The Seek of Freedom “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed”. Freedom has been the key element in the United States since the country was built. However, the slavery was being excluded while the white people were celebrating their independence from the Great Britain. As Martin Luther King, an anti-slavery leader, once said that freedom needed to gain by the oppressed, the slaves and the antislavery were bonded together to fight.
When the Vietcong entered the embassy there was a stand off fight for about six hours in complete darkness. I really hope all the American troops in the embassy and around Saigon are safe now. I heard that we were able to stop the Vietcong from gaining control and also that U.S. soldiers were able to end the fight. I am very proud of all of the U.S. Soldiers, and Marines that have helped to stop the Vietcong from gaining control of the embassy. I also understand that many Americans are shocked by the attack in Saigon, they all
There had to be proof of tax payment on many things, like newspaper, dice, and playing cards. The colonist didn’t think this was fair, so they enacted widespread boycotts of the British goods. Because of the boycotting of the British goods British merchants did not make much money, so the Stamp Act was canceled the following year. 2) What was the Boston Massacre?
A desire for a political voice in the government is one of the main issues that sparked the American Revolution. As the colonists, began to fight for the things they were often denied of by their ruler. Overall, the American Revolution was a political movement in which the colonists forcefully demanded a better system of government. Reasonings in which the colonists justified their revolt included the under representation of the colonies in the British Parliament with the implementation of the Stamp Act. Although the British government had appointed royal governors and other officials to represent the voice of the colonists, many felt that these officials could not do an effective job given the fact that these people were not colonists themselves
By 1824 King Louis XVIII was succeeded by his Brother Charles X whom also assumed absolute power and created new laws restricting the rights of the citizens. He attempted to overthrow the parliament when elections didn 't end in his favor, rid the citizens of the right to vote and rejected Frances constitution. It was these actions that caused Frances initial revolution in 1830, the people demanded more rights and made it so that Charles X would be the last Monarch with absolute power. However, 18 years later many of Frances citizens were still terribly unhappy with their government King Louis Philippe was extremely corrupt, many people were still unable to vote, a major recession made it so that many citizens were barely able to eat. Despite all of this, the revolution of 1848 in France didn 't gain much traction until King Louis Philippe refused to expand the industrial and baking franchises.
Throughout the history of the United States, Americans have always strived to maintain their unalienable rights and fight for what they believe to be righteous. They have dealt with various situations in which their freedoms were infringed upon. Strict and oppressive laws have often arisen in the country’s past, and Americans always fight to abolish these unjust restrictions. However, rebelling to acquire more independence is not always proven to be effectual. For example, before gaining sovereignty from Great Britain in the revolutionary era, the Coercive Acts of 1774 shut down Boston Harbor and implemented further restrictions on the patriots as a consequence of the Boston Tea Party.
It is during this battle that Paul Revere and others made their famous midnight ride and alerted the colonist that the British were coming. The British were eventually defeated and retreated under fire. In an exert from a report from Lt. Col. Smith to Gen. Gage, it shows how the Colonist hide behind walls, ditches, trees etc., to defend their home
The Sons of Liberty club sprang up to oppose the tax, so they burned the stamps and drove out all the stamp collectors. The Boston Sons of Liberty, headed by Sam Adams, was one of the most uncontrollable patriots in the country. Townshend Acts: •Named after the Chancellor Charles Townshend became the birth of six new laws. The motivation for these acts was to use the money to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would stay loyal to Great Britain. Mainly so that the governors and judges would punish the province of New York for failing to obey the Quartering Act.
As soon as the first shots were fired at the Battle of Lexington and Concord were fired, the American Revolution was inescapable. Tensions between the colonists and the British were constantly on the rise, with the colonists basically looking for an excuse to go to war. They had long been protesting taxation without representation, for example, dumping tea into the Boston harbor after an the Tea Act was passed. This only led to an increased British military presence in the colonies, such as King George III’s closing of the Boston harbor until the colonists paid for the tea. As a result of the constant discord between the colonists and the British government, the patriots only felt a stronger need to fight for their rights.
In the American colonies between 1763 and 1775, a burning desire for freedom and to rid themselves of the perpetual taxation sparked within the aggravated colonists; leading to the people of the thirteen colonies to declare their separation from Great Britain. The British government placed a multitude of restraints onto the American colonists which limited the colonies ability to develop as a region in the process. In 1763 the Proclamation Act was passed which forbade the colonists to settle West of the Appalachian Mountains and required people who were previously living on that land to move back to the East. The American colonist was extremely frustrated at that passing of this law since they won the French and Indian War for the British
These taxes eventually led to the creation of peace treaties such as the Olive Branch Petition. Britain’s attempt to destroy the colonial government was to pay Loyalists to insult the idea of a government. The Loyalists accomplished this by claiming it would make the citizens
When the Revolutionary War occurred, that was when America started to try and break away from Britain. With that happening, more action started to escalate - war after war along with acts being put into place, such as the Boston Massacre, Shot heard around the world, Stamp Act and Townshend Acts. The American colonists were justified in waging and breaking away from the British because it was war after war that the colonists weren’t recovering from past wars because so many of their soldiers were dying or wounded. For example, after the Boston Massacre the colonists wanted nothing to do with the British.