Many scholars believe that the French and Indian War was the turning point that led to a downhill spiral of the relationship between the American Colonies and Great Britain. After this war, the British were more strict on the colonies in many ways. Due to the firmness and unfair laws, many colonists grew upset and demanded that they have the rights of Englishmen. The British believed in a different form of representation, known as virtual representation, which was when someone from England represented the colonies in Parliament. But, the colonists believed in actual representation, which was when someone from the colonies would represent them in Parliament.
I argued that the slave population was increasing in numbers and slaveholders were monopolizing the offices in order to dictate the policy of the government. The slaveholders were manipulating the strength and influence of the nation to promote the support of slavery. I believed that this was greatly unfair to the rights of the free States and felt that it was madness to continue the system of slavery. Based on the previous history, I concluded that it is impossible for free and slave States to unite on any terms, without both feeling the negative effects of slavery. In 1836, I met Ann Greene.
Christopher Hibbert’s book “Redcoats and Rebels” is a narrative of the American Revolution told from the British point of view. The book incorporates many facts and material that most readers are not too familiar with as many books on the American Revolution are told from the American side. Discussing the war from this point of view illustrates the growing tensions This perspective provides information necessary to understand the struggles and how the British actually lost the war. The American Revolution was discussed to its entirety throughout the book giving details as to how the British lost the war. Each chapter illustrates different battles, strategies, and feelings of the war by the British people during the war.
Secondly, the theory chosen for the social science discipline, sociology, is Marxism. The focus of this theory is on why Robert Pickton targeted prostitutes, the police’s attitude towards prostitutes, and why the majority of the prostitutes were aboriginal women. The Vancouver police did not have a positive attitude towards prostitutes since being a sex worker was also viewed as a crime at the time. John Lowman, a criminologist at Simon Fraser University said the police were moving prostitutes out of residential areas into industrial and commercial areas of Downtown Eastside over a decade. Lowman also said that the prostitutes were more isolated and hidden from view of the police allowed Robert Pickton and other predators to target them easier.
In 1765, Prime minister Grenville introduce the Stamp Act passed by the British crown, and this act prompted the beginning of a lot of resentment from the colonists. For the colonists perspective, it was more than a political argument since every person in the colonies made their living by the use of paper products was affected by the Stamp Act. Not surprisingly, the colonist at this point were trying to decide if they would comply with the new laws. Also, there was a debate regarding whether the colonists were virtually represented by the highest legislature of government whom Prime Minister Grenville felt confident they were. The colonist disputed the fact and asserted that only direct representative had the authority to tax the American colonies.
George Washington said, “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Government may not always do what you want it to and back in the 1700s things were a little different. Britain was the colonies government and quite a lot of the colonist didn 't agree with the choices Britain made. Often times the colonist tried to fight against Britain by boycotting and protesting. Most of the time it worked and Britain started to get worried.
In order to reform the Empire and improve the financial issues, the British passed several new policies over the American colonies such as the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act and the Townshend Duty Act beneficial to gain revenue from the taxation. However, to many colonists, these regulations had violated their rights and properties. Therefore, they requested the King to repeal these Acts and refuse the Parliament’s rights to tax the colonies by sending to British the Declaration of Rights and Grievances. Plus, a group of people in Boston called themselves Sons of Liberty and protested against the Acts. The frictions between the American townspeople and the British soldiers kept increasing and had caused five deaths in the Boston Massacre.
In 1774 and 1776 in England the Quakers proposed their reasons for ending slavery such as stating that slavery was cruel, inhumane and unjust, slaves were dehumanized and humiliated and were not regarded as human being but as part of estate stock and that the slaves were not provided with sufficient food, clothing , housing and medical care which often led to deaths due to diseases. Their proposals were disregarded because the slave trade had become a necessity to every nation in Europe allowing them to continue making great profits.
In the reading “Murder of Helen Jewett”, Patricia Cohen main argument is on how polarizing society was on the topic of prostitution in the 1800’s, and the different treatment that men, and women had to face (Cohen, P. 1998, pg.65 & 75). Women who were seen walking alone in the streets were considered to be prostitutes, and as being out of place, while men did not have to face the same prejudice (Cohen, P. 1998, pg.65 & 66). Even the way that newspapers covered the murder of Helen Jewett shows the polarization that existed in the 1800’s on the topic of prostitution, and the role of women, and men. Some newspaper writers such as James Gordon Bennett, sexualized, sensualized and tried to portray Helen Jewett in a positive light in order to persuade
Her subjective female voice challenges the gender expectations of the Victorian Era. In the 19th century, strict social rules guided the interaction of men and women. Victorian women weren’t allowed to meet men without permission or supervision. Additionally, most marriages were based on money and materialistic means. Browning being sickly, missed out on dating and meeting men leading to her disbelief in materialism and love.
In the United States, two groups of people were largely marginalized, black people and women. Glossing over the treachery inflicted during slavery, in the 1800-1900s a set of laws known as the Jim Crow laws, made black lives remarkable difficult. At a similar time, women were being made inferior to men, partly by law and partly by a sociaterial system of sexism. Both groups made so inferior that neither group has fully recovered. The repercussions of institutionalized prejudice are far too great for any group to overcome.
The people realized that the king did not care about them but alone what he could get from them. The American Revolution affected many people, in different ways. In addition to the Boston Tea Party, boycotts, and the passing of new laws by parliament are all significant effects of the Revolution. People under British government were effected the most by all the new laws being passed. Facing high taxation from parliament, Boston harbor was closed, and town meetings were banned.