In debate Darla Davis discusses the Taxes imposed on the American Colonists by Parliament. First not everyone in parliament believe that taxation of the colonies was right thing to do. According to Darla’s Article, Will Pitt and Edmund Burke, were two members of the parliament that under stood why the colonist were opposing the tax. Colonist were opposing men felt that the opposition from the colonists concerning the taxes existed, because the colonist had been practically ignored by England since having been established.
Many of the reasons the American colonies believed they were justified in their rebellion from England lay in trade and taxes. When George III inherited the throne at the end of the Seven Years’ War England’s debt had risen to 145 million pounds and his chief minister believed that the American colonies needed to help shoulder the debt. (Nash, et al., 2007. , p. 134) In attempting to collect these taxes from the colonies to relieve the mounting debt Parliament passed a range of acts, which led to discontent among the colonists as many of them restricted trade, their political maneuverability and left many believing they infringed upon their “right to be taxed only by their own consent.”
This source was written in 1768 and appeared in the Pennsylvania Chronicle on January 11, 1768. This was right around the time when the British were taxing the colonist relentlessly, which clearly influenced the topic of this essay. Prior Knowledge: Prior to reading this document,
After the boycotts and protests the tea had all rotted and could not be used, I know what they did was wrong and thought they could have handled it differently, but they did prove our point. Parliament was not happy and thought that Boston should repay for the lost tea, and put forth four punishments, we like to call them the Intolerable Acts. Since Massachusetts seemed to be the only one being punished a lot of the other colonies realized how corrupt parliament really was. We couldn’t even have town meetings without the approval of the governor and we were under the control of parliament. This alone pushed many of us away from the crown and towards becoming American Patriots.
The colonists were justified in their rebellion, but not really right to say that England's actions were wrong. The British government caused the rebellion because they was taxing the colonists in ways haven’t done before and trying to control colonies more closely than ever. A country has rights to tax its people and enforce its laws, but no country would, stand by and let protesters destroy valuable merchandise.
King George III sent 25,000 troops to Massachusetts where the first shot was fired and the war began. It is unclear which side fired the first shot but the Patriots felt they were merely defending themselves from the cruelty placed upon them by their government. King George III also allowed his troops to enter the homes of the colonies, take from them, and imprison the people without a fair trial or hearing which all went against clear laws and rights of Britain. It is for these reasons that support American Christians and the founding fathers who believe the American Revolution was
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.
This was alarming to the colonist because they familiar with the “no taxation without representation”. This Act resulted in a strong unified violent response from the colonists. The colonist issue was not with the tax itself, it was the fact that parliament was trying to tax them with no elected representatives in Parliament.
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.
One thing that was exciting and very interesting for me was learning about the Boston Massacre in Social Studies. Most people think of it as a minor event (which I did too until I learned all about it) in which a few people were killed, but it is much more than that, as I found out when my class went into a lot of depth to investigate the mysterious Boston Massacre. Some people think that the colonists aggravated the British and that the British fired in self-defense. Others say it was the British murdering (or murthering as they said it back then) innocent colonists. Whatever happened, it is a very interesting subject and kind of makes you question our supposed to be innocent ancestors.
Between 1763 and 1775, there were three ‘Imperial Crises’ which occurred between the British and the American colonists. The conflict that was produced during this period arose through an undefined balance of political and economic power between the two parties. In 1763, Britain had just concluded the French and Indian war and was left with an immense and almost crippling debt of around 140 million pounds sterling (“Turning Point In American History”). In Britain’s eyes, the most effective way to reduce this debt was increased taxes. Unfortunately, the people of England were already massively overtaxed, which meant the last option for the British was to tax the American colonists.
The Amers, surprisingly enough, only paid 1/25th taxes of that of the British commoners yet they deemed it to be outrageous. This growing turmoil and resentment was near boiling by the year of 1770. Then came the Boston Massacre which a group of redcoats fired into a crowd, killing four; this was just another stepping stone towards the Revolutionary War. With the help of Jefferson 's propagandizing of the massacre as well as Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, Common Sense, the American public were more and more accepting of the idea of separation. Finally by the year 1776, America has declared itself a sovereign nation and was ready for war with the