Most of the taxes that had been placed on the colonists up to this point were external taxes on trade like the Sugar Act. This was an internal tax that stated that every item made of paper bought had to have a royal stamp on the document. This would cause the price of all paper prices to go up. This made the colonists furious for they were already upset with the taxes before the stamp act, but this act was not a normal tax on trading it was on colonial merchandise. The British had just beaten France in the French and Indian war, but there economy was hurt by the war and they believed that the colonies were meant to support the mainland.
British policies established in 1763-1776 greatly affected the colonists and pushed them towards developing their own republican values. All of the acts and taxes the British issued and how overly controlling the British were over the colonists was the starting point, also the increasing rebellions encouraged the colonists to break away from Britain’s rule, and finally the wars that resulted and seizing authority from the British was the final turning point for the colonists in eliminating Britain’s heavy-handed ruling over the colonists. The acts, and taxes that came with most of the acts, that the English imposed on the colonists was a substantial reason the colonists opposed British rule. After the French and Indian war the British found
After winning the French and Indian War, the colonists were not very happy with Britain. They weren’t being given the rights they deserved. They fought in a war to colonize in the West, but due to the Proclamation of 1763, they couldn’t settle in the land they had just one. Yet, the British still had to pay money for the war, so they forced the colonists to pay taxes on paper, tea, sugar, and more. Without the rights they deserved and being overtaxed, the colonists were outraged and a group called the Sons of Liberty formed and rebelled against the British.
To get away from ruins of money, Parliament adopted the Tea Act. The Tea Act gave authority to the company to ship the tea directly to the colonies instead of to England and then the particular groups of people. The colonies reacted to this act as a crime of paying money to get favors. The tea, even with the tax, was hugely and importantly money-saving and could quickly undersell the Dutch. The conception was for the colonists to buy the most money-saving tea and then preserve the company.
“We must all hang together, or we shall hang separately.” This was a famous quote from Benjamin Franklin while signing the Declaration of Independence. Britain and France had conflicting claims at the Ohio River Valley and started the French & Indian War. When Britain won the war, the king imposed taxes because he felt he should be repaid for the expenses of the war. This angered the colonists because they felt they should have had representation in Parliament to be taxed. They shouted, “No taxation without Representation!” The Boston Massacre and The Boston Tea Party angered the colonists and the king.
However, in 1773, the East India Company noticed that there was an overproduction of tea and its prices surely would decline (“The Third Imperial Crisis”). Tea was one of the, if not the, most valuable asset to many members in Parliament. Britain was forced to impose a new Tea tax on the colonists, which was aimed to keep the price of tea high. Even this act was reasonable in the eyes of the British, but to the colonists, this was just a British way of assuring dominance considering it was now for profit rather than to pay off debts. The response to the Tea Acts was the Boston Tea Party of 1773 (“The Third Imperial Crisis”).
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.
They would not pay it” (Brinkley 94). This conversation between Parliament and Franklin goes on to denote that the American population believes that the tax to be unconstitutional. A conflict of ideologies had risen; Parliament believed that the Crown had the right to govern the Colony and the population no longer accepting authority of the ruling government to tax its population. Furthermore, his deposition further exposed that if the Stamp Act was not repealed, there would be “a total loss of the respect and affection the people of America bear to this country, and of all commerce that depends on that respect and affection” (Brinkley
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.
To this day Great Britain still haven 't paid their debt off to France, for example. “The Britain 's put the tax on tea to try to pay off the debt they had with France which, King George the third had too much power he taxed more on imported goods and exported” (Krull). The Britain 's learned from their mistakes and which no longer with a dictator in charge. Britain 's knew that lot of people would be sneaking tea given this point. “A punitive action