Were The American Colonists Justified Dbq Essay

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Imagine of your friend used you to copy off of your homework, and you feel like you are not getting anything in return. How would you feel? That is exactly how the colonists felt with Britain. The angry colonists wanted to start a revolution against Britain because their unalienable rights were being intruded in their own country. They were used to salutary neglect, but the tight control the British had over them angered the colonists. So, were the colonists validated in engaging war and separating from Britain? The Americans were justified in declaring their independence from Britain because Britain did not listen to America’s grievances and petitions, British soldiers were forced into civilian homes and treated the colonists terribly, and …show more content…

Document E: “In every stage of these Oppressions We have petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms; Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”-Declaration of Independence. As stated in the Declaration of Independence, America’s repeated complaints and compromises have only been returned with further blows from Britain. Document B: “There is another late act of parliament, which appears to me to be unconstitutional, and as destructive to the liberties of these colonies...”-A Farmer in Pennsylvania. Britain keeps stacking on unfair taxes and laws, ignoring the colonists’ pleas to loosen control on America. No matter how much the colonists of America beg for less tight laws and taxes, Britain completely ignores them. This is a reason America should break up with …show more content…

Document B: “If you ONCE admit, that Great Britain may lay duties upon her exportations to us, for the purpose of levying money on us only, she then will have nothing to do but lay those duties on the articles which she prohibits us to manufacture- and the tragedy of American Liberty is finished.” The taxes are destructive to the liberty of America, and only help britain get more money than the plenty they have compared to the colonies. Document E: “Our petitions have only been answered by repeated injury.” Even when America makes deals to Britain, Britain just hurts America even more wtth worse acts and taxes. Britain never made taxes to help the colonies strengthen them, but to get themselves even more rich than

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