As a result, colonists printed and used their own currency instead of Britain’s. However, as a response, the Parliament passed the currency act, which forbade colonists from the production and usage of their own currency. Expectedly, colonists were outraged and “many Americans interpreted the British government's interference as an infringement of their right to self-government.” Although colonists were not plausible in their belief that their rights had been violated, but nonetheless Britain has cut off yet another way for the colonists to relieve their economic burden and created more hardships and struggles for the colonists. The Currency Act proved to be hindrance, mainly because colonial demand for currency was high due to usage of currency in order to conduct trade. And Britain’s very limited issuing of currency thrwated colonist’s effort to profit.
During the Colonial Era (1492-1763), colonists were justified in waging war against Great Britain; due to the inequitable Stamp Act, the insufferable British oppression, and the perceived tyranny of King George III, the king of Great Britain, however, the colonists were unjustified in some of their actions. In Colonial America, colonists were justified in waging war against Great Britain, because the Stamp Act was unfair and viewed as punishment. Because of the war, Britain had no other choice but to tax the colonists to pay for the debt. For example, according to document 2, the author states that the act was not only for trade but for “the single purpose of levying money.” The stamp act taxed even the littlest of things such as newspapers, documents, licenses, molasses and even playing cards. It angered the colonists, so they responded with violence.
The people saw this Leader come in and completely disregard all English customs and ways of government and viewed James II as a harsh and out of touch leader who pushed Catholicism onto England. The glorious revolution signified a key step into the idea democracy. It showed the colonist that a leader who they feel is corrupt or unfit can be replaced. Although this did not immediately make the colonies fight for independence from England, it did create a revolutionary spirit the
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.
XVI) and this was part of what made the consumer revolution successful in helping the American revolution. This argument is based on good logic, because it denied the British access to an easy source of funding that could have been used against the colonists. It is also reinforces this point by going into depth on this topic by showing how people voluntarily boycotting the products allowed the people to pick out who was loyal and who wasn’t and make people more aware of their own impact (pg.XVI) which is an ingenious use of boycotting that is so effective that certain movements still use it today. This very strongly supports the fact that the commercial revolution was important to the American revolution because it gives context to what it actually was and what it did. This argument significant in persuading the reader that historians are wrong to downplay the significance of boycotting imported
The American Revolution was a war between the American colonies and Great Britain, in which the American colonies won their independence from great Britain. Gaining their independence from Britain was not as easy as it might have sounded. People in America were strongly independent and wanted to do things for themselves, but Great Britain had different plans for the them. The rules that were inflicted upon the Americans evoked many factors that were responsible for the American Revolution. The British government used ways to coerce the Americans.
According to the article, Preston has tried to avoid unnessesary conflict between the colonist and his troops. He wanted everyone to leave in peace. However, one of Preston’s soldier did not obey his command and started to fire at the mobs. As the result, Preston is responsible for death in the Boston Massacre. Preston’s indecisive actions have indirectly led to the uprising of Colonies.
"Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." These are the words that Captain John Parker, an American colonial farmer, stated just before the Battles of Lexington and Concord broke out. Due to the long building feud between the colonists and the British, it was undeniable that the war would have erupted. The disagreements that led to the revolution had many causes, all of which tied in with the fact that the colonists felt abused by England. Even though the colonies began with the intention of aiding England, they had begun to feel independent.
The American Revolution was inevitable for many reasons, but Colonies and English societies being different didn’t necessarily lead to a revolution. The economic tensions had a large impact on making a revolution more likely to occur. Many examples exist of the colonists feeling misunderstood by the British, which led to more conflict. The American Revolution was inevitable because there isn’t a single instance or event that directly caused the Revolution, there was a collection of issues that contributed to the greater conflict between the colonies and the British that eventually blew up. The mere location of the two societies was a factor that built up into much conflict, the colonies were so isolated and separated by an ocean which could be interpreted as them having different
One governor wrote, that the “violent, licentious measures that have been taken here to prevent a submission to the Stamp Act” were such a cause for concern, he suggested that new stamps had to be put under the protection of British warships for landing and security purposes . After months of riots, injuries to both people and property, as well as the disdain and flat out refusal to pay, the Stamp Act was repealed. Although a victory for the colonists, it was short lived as the Townshend Act shortly took its