The Stamp Act: The Cause Of The French Revolution

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A war had just ended between the French and the British. Although they won, Britain was suppressed. The King used the colonies to regain money, supplies, and numbers. Not only were soldiers allowed to take colonist’s houses and food, but the colonies were forced to pay tax on all paper goods. That extra tax, called the Stamp Act, started a rebellion in the colonies. At first, it wasn’t violent. The colonist’s were just trying to express their beliefs. Leaves of red and yellow were falling beautifully from the dying trees above. The cold weather was everywhere, something the people could not bear, but something they could not get rid of either. Much like the “injustice” that had just been put upon them by the big bad King. A large town, a rather new town, was the host of a substantial number of different people gathered to express their similar beliefs. The clustered people were silent, for there was a ceremony in progress. A ceremony for the grievance of liberty. Liberty had been murdered. The effigy of liberty was in a casket that was being marched to a church-yard by determined men, drums beating behind their steps. Before they dare put this casket underground, they thought it be wise to check for a pulse. Liberty was still alive! They had found the thing that they had been searching for in all the…show more content…
The colonies were not likely to forgive and forget so easily though. They wanted “no taxation, without representation.” But “in all cases once so ever” Britain had complete legislative control over the colonies. This spark of anger and unfairness is what triggered the Revolutionary War. Prior to the war, over half of the colonists were scared, or did not want to fight Britain. An occupant of that group may have been Mrs. Barlow. That would leave everyone else to fight for or support the war, just like Samuel Barlow. Bartholomew, by chance, could have been sent to fight for the colonist’s freedom in the war against Great
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