The Sugar Act Imagine not being able to use something as common as sugar without being robbed of your money. Sounds frustrating, right? That’s what happened to the American Colonists in 1764. Britain decided to tax the colonies, and the colonists didn’t even have a say in it! Sugar was one of the many things to be taxed.
Additionally, the American colonists felt that the implemented taxes and laws were unjust. There were many unjust laws and taxes forced upon the colonies. In document two, the author states that Great Britain has the “legal authority to regulate the trade of Great Britain and all her colonies”. He believes that the raising revenue from the trade was never intended, and that the British Parliament never had the intention of implementing duties - duties before the Stamp Act - for the sake of raising revenue. However, the author felt that the Stamp Act and Townshend Act and the other acts from the Stamp Act onwards were unconstitutional.
This allowed congress to create a state tax for people. Another strong weakness was the independent states and lack of a strong national government. The lack of central government in the confederation of the states, such as the taxless people or the devalued and varying currency in different colonies, wore down the foundation of the new nation. To address the problem in the creation of the Constitution, Jefferson created his three branch system which contained legislation, judicial, and executive.
The first and most obvious cause to the French Revolution was the royal family themselves. During the period before the revolution the royal family was known for their extravagance, for throwing parties when their people were starving and couldn’t afford bread. Another contributing to the rebellion and revolution were the Class System called the Privileged Estates. France was severely in debt at that time, banks couldn’t give people who needed money because they didn’t have any to give, even with the high taxes.
The state system worked like that: the top ruler was the clergy that was just .05 percent of the population they were the catholic church. The second state were the nobles that were landowners the rich people that is 1.5 percent of the population, and finally, everyone else that didn’t command anything that we 're just normal poor french citizens that were made by 98 percent of the population. That is social
He mentioned the people who are against his party aren’t revolutionary’s, they are the bankers and traders. People who look any ware for their next dollar. Though Thomas Jefferson see’s all this, he knows the people can fight it, by waking up and realizing the wrong of their current state and remember what they fought for. In essences, Jefferson is saying that the Federalist, who are controlling the government, forgot about the need for liberty and justice.
The French Revolution, which lasted from 1789 to 1799, was primarily a response to the poor leadership of King Louis XVI who had been ruling France at the time. A number of commoners took to the streets of Paris to protest against the monarchy after years of alienation and paying abundance of tax and fees. The bourgeoisie was also out of touch with the rigid social structure orchestrated by the regime as they were often excluded from law-making decisions and other political rights that were given exclusively to noblemen. Shortly after the monarchy had been abolished, the church became victimized at the hands of the revolutionaries who recognized the institution as a chunk of the Ancien Regime that needed to be destroyed. On that note, the French
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
Evidence that social inequality is responsible for starting the French Revolution is the social condition before the revolution and its impact on the citizens. Privileges were one of the symbols of inequality during the time, the higher classes such as the nobility and the clergy were granted excessive privileges while the commoners on the other hand were given none. One of the famous example of these privileges were taxes, although the monarchy was able to tax the privileged elite before the revolution, the commoners was still burdened by heavy taxes while the clergy are still exempt from paying taxes. Although the clergy and the nobility made up only three percent of the total population, they are the wealthiest classes in the empire thus by the exemption of taxes, it had a big impact on the economy. This combined with the inefficiency of French’s tax system
After the war the British were in a lot of debt; they needed a way to pay off the debt. Consequently the war took place in British America, the Parliament of England figured that the colonists should pay the price. The colonists were upset because of the taxes they called unfair. The Molasses Act was the first tax on sugar. The Molasses Act was placed on the colonies, however, the British government did not enforce this “law”.
So that means they could be tried without a jury in the court which was not fair. Also, the colonists started vehemently resisting. “They insisted that only their representative assemblies could levy direct, internal taxes, such as the one imposed by the Stamp Act. They rejected the British government 's argument that all British subjects enjoyed virtual representation in Parliament, even if they could not vote for member of the Parliament.” This means that the colonists did not enjoy the Parliament so they rejected Britain 's argument because they did not agree with it.
After the French and Indian war in 1754 England had Great War debts, to be exact 130 million pounds. In order to pay these debts England decided to tax the colonies on the goods that would presumably not anger the colonists. This tax was known as the stamp act. The goods being taxed consist of anything made of paper, playing cards and envelopes including various other 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.
As expected, Britain put certain taxes on the colonies to help regulate trade and pay for transport of goods. However, many of the taxes Britain put on colonists were for the sole purpose of creating revenue for the British (Doc 2). The reason the British believed they were justified to do this was the belief that colonists still owed reparations for British support in the French Indian war (Doc 1). The colonists found these taxes so insulting that many of them refused to purchase British goods.
The Tea Acts passed by Parliament started the colonists down the path of anger. The Tea Acts were caused by the East India Company going bankrupt that is the reason the colonist got taxed in the first place. The East India Company was running out of money and they were acquainted with the colonies government so to help out the company the government of the colonies agreed to taxes the colonist