British policies established in 1763-1776 greatly affected the colonists and pushed them towards developing their own republican values. All of the acts and taxes the British issued and how overly controlling the British were over the colonists was the starting point, also the increasing rebellions encouraged the colonists to break away from Britain’s rule, and finally the wars that resulted and seizing authority from the British was the final turning point for the colonists in eliminating Britain’s heavy-handed ruling over the colonists. The acts, and taxes that came with most of the acts, that the English imposed on the colonists was a substantial reason the colonists opposed British rule. After the French and Indian war the British found
“We must all hang together, or we shall hang separately.” This was a famous quote from Benjamin Franklin while signing the Declaration of Independence. Britain and France had conflicting claims at the Ohio River Valley and started the French & Indian War. When Britain won the war, the king imposed taxes because he felt he should be repaid for the expenses of the war. This angered the colonists because they felt they should have had representation in Parliament to be taxed. They shouted, “No taxation without Representation!” The Boston Massacre and The Boston Tea Party angered the colonists and the king.
McIlvenna makes a crucial point when she tells that Great Britain saw Georgia as a failure due to the colonists challenging the class system. It was due to self-interested parties that convinced England that Georgia was done for. These were parties were ones that encouraged such things as slavery. However, the settlers didn’t want slaves at all, they were strongly opposed to it. For example,
Separately, these acts did not cause the American revolution but together the acts created tension between the American colonists and England. The Stamp act started to build the tension between the colonists and England because it was the first tax directly imposed onto the colonists. They saw this as unfair because during the French and Indian war the colonist were ignored and then suddenly they were expected to pay off Britain’s war debt. The Stamp Act led to the Declaratory Act which led to many other laws given by King George the III and Parliament because of the backlash received from the colonists. The Boston tea party was an effect of the Tea Act enacted on the American colonists.
Disobedience has paved the way for many of the most important decisions in our history as the United States of America. In some instances, the act of disobedience resulted in a major change in history itself. A widely known example would be the events leading towards the American Revolution, where a simple band of colonists took on the entirety of the British army. The British Parliament placed many taxes, including the Stamp Act, Tea Act, and many other significant taxes on the citizens living in the city of Boston. British Parliament failed to show any representation for the taxes to the citizens of Boston, hence began the saying “No Taxation Without Representation”.
Bringing forth the twenty seven amendments protecting our rights against any possible corruption in the government. The British had abused it 's power and had put the US citizens. Therefore causing the proposition of the Declaration. For example, The King had been depriving the people of a fair trial by jury. “For depriving us, in many cases of the benefits of trial by jury”(Declaration) Continuing on, He forced them to provide housing for the soldiers he sent over to America.
The colonists viewed this as abuse. The tea party and the Sons of Liberty were both brought on because of the Boston Massacre. In 1770 Parliament repealed all the townshend duties besides tea. That led a temporary truce between the two sides in the years before the American Revolution. The next act was the Protest British Taxation Act.
The colonists were justified declaring independence. Ignoring their every plead, speech, letter, King George III didn’t always treat the colonists fair, thus forcing them to live in absolute tyranny. The colonists dealt with numerous hardships accompanied by Great Britain. They decided to turn the other cheek, to walk the dirt path into a new future of independence and liberty. To begin with a vital event with King George III and patriots, taxation without representation.
The colonist didn’t like the laws the British made so they did many disastrous things the British didn’t like so as things kept getting worse it led to the American Revolution. The two British laws that the colonists thought were unfair are being taxed on sugar and paper, and the amount of taxes increasing. “ The madness begin in 1764 when Parliament passed taxes on sugar and paper”(unknown,1774). It all started in 1764 when the parliament started putting taxes on items and the colonists didn’t like it. The colonists thought this was unfair because they were getting taxed on out of nowhere.
The war fever made the political parties even more divided. People did not trust immigrants. Federalists thought the immigrants would back the Republicans. Congress passed the alien act that raised the time to live in the U.S. to be nationalized from 5 to 14 years (9 years longer) and gave the president the power to deport or imprison any alien he considered dangerous. People thought this was unfair, so Congress passed the sedition act (sedition is activity designed to overthrow government) that harshly limited free speech by making it illegal to write and say anything insulting, false, or with “bad intent” about the government.