Violence During The American Revolution

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During the American Revolution, every colonist's life was completely consumed by violence. Great Britain always maneuvered their way into the colonies affairs. Their interference had many negative impacts on the colonists. During the American Revolution, Parliament found many ways to impair the colonists, Great Britain inappropriately restricted Boston, Massachusetts, promoted unfair taxes, and instigated violence.
The American Revolution was sparked when Britain made the decision to start taxing the colonists’ without reason. The colonists were threatened which created a plethora of violence. "This protest was a challenge against the Tea Act of 1773, which gave the nearly bankrupt British East India Company a monopoly on tea exports to America …show more content…

In addition, the act prohibited the importation of all foreign rum. This act was seen as an attempt by Britain to restrict the colonists' trade and assert its authority over them. (Britain Begins Taxing) These acts, are the reason many resented Britain. The acts also instigated a great deal of violence due to colonist protests and British enforcement. “ ‘But more than money was worrying them. What was the British planning for the future? They wondered.’ If Parliament could tack the colonies once, it could do it again and again. In time, the assemblies would lose control of colonial finances, and the governors would no longer be dependent on the people's will." (Dickenson, Bk. The Stamp Act …show more content…

An event that marked history as one of the most rebellious acts of the Revolution was the Boston Tea Party, where a number of men disguised as Native Americans boarded British tea ships and dumped all the tea in the harbor. (Documents from the Continental Congress; This act of violence made it clear to the British that the colonists wanted nothing to with their unfair taxes.
“Even after the repeal of the Stamp Act, many colonists still had grievances with British colonial policies. The Mutiny (or Quartering) Act of 1765, which required colonial assemblies to house and supply British soldiers, was particularly contentious. Many colonists objected to the presence of a "standing army" in the colonies and being required to provide housing and supplies.” (British Reforms) Heat between both parties built up and fueled resentment among the colonists. This led to more acts of rebellion and

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