What Events Eroded The Bonds Of Empire During The 1760s?

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Kyle Neidig HIST 101 Journal 2 What events eroded the bonds of empire during the 1760s? The event that began the eroding the bonds of empire during the 1760s was the sugar act of 1764. The sugar act placed a new burden on the Navigation Acts, which forced Americans to trade almost exclusively with Britain. This was an issue because the navigation acts were n primarily intended to raise money for the British government, but sugar act changed the relationship between America and Britain because parliament now expected the colonies to generate revenue (American Stories P. 118). Americans believed that the Sugar Act taxed the colonists in a manner inconsistent with their rights and privileges as British subjects. The sugar act never resulted in any violent protests, and the protests stayed within to the colonial assemblies, merchants, and the upper class who had personal interests in commerce. This event started to get…show more content…
The most significant political conflict President Jackson faced while in office was his controversial use of executive power to fight and ultimately destroy the second Band of the United States. It started with Jackson vetoing a bill calling for an early renewal of the Second Bank’s charter. In 1933 Jackson started his attack on the Bank by removing all federal deposits from the bank. After Jackson had Roger B. Taney, secretary of the treasury, cease all government money from the bank and had the funds place in twenty-three state banks. To try and dispute what Jackson was doing, the president of the Bank called in outstanding loans and instituting a policy of credit contraction that helped bring on a recession in hopes to show that without the Bank the economy would greatly suffer. Jackson’s regime accused the president of the bank of deliberately and unnecessarily causing distress out of personal resentment and a desire to maintain his unchecked powers and privileges, which resulted in the bank never regaining its charter (American Stories P.

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