Britain responded in the Spring of 1774 with five “Coercive Acts” (“Intolerable Acts” in the colonies). The Boston Port Act closed the port to all shipping. The Massachusetts Government Act concentrated power in the royal governor. The Administration of Justice Act allowed British soldiers and officials to be tried in Britain or another colony. The Quartering Act directed the local Boston authorities to find quarters for British troops in the city.
Raven, you are right. The British felt as if the colonies should accept the consequences for the colonists ' actions at the Boston Tea Party. As a form of punishment, the British passed the Intolerable Acts. The Intolerable Acts included the following: the Boston Port Act, which closed Boston 's port until the East India Company was repaid; the Massachusetts Government Act, which empowered the king to elect government officials in Massachusetts; the Administration of Justice Act, which allowed the government to move a colonist 's trial to another colony if a fair trial was unavailable in Massachusetts; and the Quartering Act, which permitted British troops to occupy vacant buildings when in the
Sentimental Influence Fighting for freedom is what got us here today! Back then in the 1770’s America wanted force, but wanted proper application of force. Colonist wanted separation from England since their people were not being treated right. The colonists suffer when British invade the colonies, welcoming themselves into colonists’ homes, along with inequality government wise.
The Boston Port Act closed the Boston Harbor. The Massachusetts Government Act restricted democratic meetings of the town and the governor 's council was an appointed body. The Administration of Justice Act said that if a British Official commits a crime they are sent back to Britain to be prosecuted. The Quartering Act said that the colonists had to provide a home to British soldiers if needed. These acts were all in direct response to the Boston Tea Party and infuriated the colonists.
For starters, the American Revolution was waged as a war of last resort because the colonists could not execute any more plans to make truce with Britain peacefully. The principle of last resort states that a war can only be waged after all the peaceful options are considered and force must be conducted as the last alternative. In the “Olive Branch Petition”, John Dickinson, a representative of the colonists wrote: “We therefore beseech your Majesty, that your royal authority and influence may be graciously interposed to procure us relief from our afflicting fears and jealousies, occasioned by the system before-mentioned, and to settle peace through every part of our Dominions, with all humility submitting to your Majesty’s wise consideration, whether it may not be expedient, for facilitating those important purposes, that your Majesty be pleased to direct some mode, by which the united applications of your faithful Colonists to the Throne, in pursuance of their common counsels, may be improved into a happy and permanent reconciliation; and that, in the mean time, measures may be taken for preventing the further destruction of the lives of your Majesty’s subjects; and that such statutes as more immediately distress any of your Majesty’s Colonies may be repealed.” (Dickinson, John). As inscribed in the “Olive Branch Petition” the colonists’ will was not to detach from Great Britain but to maintain union and peace.
The Coercive Acts state, in simple terms, stated that the Americans had to house and take care of however many soldiers Britain sent over, the Boston Port was no longer able to be used, British officials could freely escape any trial, and town meetings were almost illegal (unknown u-s-history.com). This really made America
The incident of Lexington and Concord was a catalyst that started the movement of the colonies wanting independence. The battle of Bunker hill unified the colonies more towards independence from the king and began the beginning of the loyalists and the patriots. As the American colonist heard about these battles they faced major decision should they join the rebels or remain loyal to Britain? The day before the battle of Lexington and Concord the colonists had information and intelligence that the british army was heading for Lexington and Concord.
The American colonists had several reasons for launching the American Revolution, including the fact that they were subject to taxation by the British government without representation in the British Parliament. Additionally, they felt their rights were being violated by the British government, which they believed was acting without proper authority. The colonists also resented the presence of British troops in their cities and towns. Ultimately, the question of whether the American colonists were justified in launching the American Revolution is a matter of historical interpretation, and opinions on the matter are divided. Some believe that the colonists were justified in seeking independence from British rule, while others believe that
The American Revolution was caused by the changes in Britain and not by social change in America. American colonists had a clear reluctance to fight and separate from Britain as seen in such documents as the Olive Branch Petition and the Declaration of Independence. Many American writers expressed regret or melancholy over their separation from the British. Many historians debate whether or not the American Revolution was actually a revolution. A revolution is known as an upheaval of a society (for example the French, or Russian revolutions).
American Revolution was not revolutionary; it was a mere war for independence. Americans felt outrage, as they were under the same rule of law that haunted them before. Many American elites had negative notions on democracy in which the elites would be the ruling class. There were many problems leading up to the war and even after the war stemming from economic, social to political. Many colonialists had their reservations of breaking away from Britain; however, many were swayed by writings of enlightenment thinkers such as Thomas Paine’s pamphlet “Common Sense” with the ideas of “Popular Sovereignty” and republicanism which helped convince some of the neutral colonists into taking arms in the name of a republican government.
One time the British passed a law that allowed the british soldiers to forcefully live in the colonists’ home! The colonies started out to benefit Great Britain, but after one war and lots of laws, the colonies were going to be part of a revolution. What was the American Revolution about? Economic Rights or Civil Liberties? On one hand the British instilled unfair regulations on trade and goods.
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 British government was not looking for the best of the people. They were only thinking about what they wanted; the government was not interested in what the people wanted so they decided to make decisions on their own, which resulted in changes that form the United States today. Because of this, they were justified in rebelling and declaring independence. One reason why the colonists decided to rebel and declare independence was because of taxation.
The American Revolution was, to date, the best event to happen on American soil, providing freedom and representation in government to the individuals who fought so hard for it. France and Spain aided our cause, helping this group of brave colonists to defeat the strongest army in the world. But, there is a question still not answered; were the colonists justified in breaking away from Britain? The American colonists were justified in breaking away from the British because there was taxation without representation, they had no freedom, and the British government violated their individual British rights. I believe the American colonists were justified for breaking away from Britain because there was taxation without representation.
The Boston Port Act closed down the Boston Port until the colonists paid for all the tea they had dumped into the sea. The Massachusetts Government Act permanently dismissed the Massachusetts Assembly of any power. The Justice Act allowed any British soldier who kills a rioter a trial in England. Finally, the Quartering Act allowed the British army to seize any property in the colonies that was in possession of a suspected rebel. Additionally, outside the Intolerable Acts, the British passed the Quebec Act, which extended the boundaries of Quebec south to the