Do you believe the American Colonists were Patriots or did they commit treason? No I don’t they committed treason. I believe they are patriots and there sacrifices shouldn’t be considered treason. They were just doing what they thought was right and the British forced him. I don’t think the colonists committed treason because they were being treated unfair by the British government.
Claire Turner American History Test I The American Revolution The Second Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain in 1776 because they were being treated with unfair and unjust taxes and laws. The Second Continental Congress was a representation of the colonists and colonies as a whole, to Britain. In the beginning of the Congress the majority wanted to stay loyal to “The Crown,” and make peace with it. However, there were already those few who were ready to take drastic measures to relieve themselves of the British rule. One colony in particular that stands out as taking the leading role in the independence of America is Massachusetts, for they received the true wrath of Great Britain.
Finally, Britain would constantly deny any attempt to find peace between the two countries. As expected, Britain put certain taxes on the colonies to help regulate trade and pay for transport of goods. However, many of the taxes Britain put on colonists were for the sole purpose of creating revenue for the British (Doc 2). The reason the British believed they were justified to do this was the belief that colonists still owed reparations for British support in the French Indian war (Doc 1). The colonists found these taxes so insulting that many of them refused to purchase British goods.
The American Revolution did not arise instantly. There were many factors that laid the foundation of the revolution, one being high taxation. In approach to the revolution the colonists developed a sense of identity and unity as Americans. Anger and frustration pointed towards the British built up and eventually exploded into a war. By the eve of the revolution many, but not all colonists set their differences aside to achieve one goal, to overcome the tyrannical British become truly independent.
The increase of taxation led to a crisis from colonial people. Riots were established to those who initiated or supported the taxes, stealing everything from some members homes but the foundation and walls. Groups were formed of colonialists who sought liberty, declared the excessive taxation as unconstitutional and fought to protect what they felt were consumer rights. This all lead to the great American revolution in which once the Stamp Act was placed by the parliament, colonial society then produced a stamp act congress to counteract the parliaments decision. This establishment led to the Continental Congress, which eventually separated the colonies from the parliament to then govern themselves and cut ties to the English Crown moving towards
The British won the French and Indian War after the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763. This victory granted Britain ownership of the Ohio River Valley territory, but resulted in a heavy war debt. After the war, the Pueblo Revolt caused England to issue the Proclamation of 1763, which prohibited settlement on the newly gained Ohio River Valley. Britain’s large war debt led to the enforcement of taxes on the American colonists without their consent. In reaction to the boycotting of English goods, Britain enforced the Intolerable Acts as a reminder of their power over the colonies.
When looking back into history one typically overlooks the French and Indian war due to lack of public knowledge of the war and what the war accomplished. One of the major effects the war was the widespread development of anger directed toward Great Britain due to the increased taxation of the colonies. Unsurprisingly the war failed to lower the tensions between Great Britain and France. The French and Indian War represented a major turning point in the socio economic relationship between the colonies and Great Britain due to the financial and social tensions created by the war but failed to change the relationship between Great Britain and France. One of the most obvious repercussions of the war was the massive anti-British movement in the colonies.
When you think of America you often think of independence and individual freedom, but what made early American want this freedom? The British restriction of trade and control of state governments merely angered Americans, but with proposals like Thomas Paine’s Common Sense it stirred our spirit into more than rebellious one. These things lead to American Revolution, and this revolution lead to the Treaty of Paris, the U.S Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. All these outcomes of the Revolution are incredibly important to American History and to what we are now as Americans. Great Britain 's regulations and attempts to control America was a large part of what the caused the revolution.
The victory provided a huge boost American morale and promoted patriotism throughout the colonies. The British, however, did not have such a positive view of the Americans. The British officers believed the Americans to be poorly trained and rather beneath them. Parliament wasn’t all too happy, either. In an attempt to help pay for the cost of the war, Parliament tightened British control over the colonies and enacted taxes in order for the colonists to pay for their fair share of funds.
Parliament responded with a series of harsh measures intended to stifle colonial resistance to British rules. Later on The Coercive Acts closed Boston to merchant shipping. This event established aBritish military rule in Massachusetts. The act allowed the British officials to be immune to criminal prosecution in America. Not to forget the requirement of the colonists to quarter British troops.The incident, known as the Boston Tea Party triggered a chain of events that directly led to the Americans fighting for their
This war took substantial financial toll on England, which led to England’s “simple” idea that colonists should be the ones to help pay off the debt of the war. This led to a series of events in which the policies being passed in parliament were unfair to the colonies. This is what began
On one hand the British instilled unfair regulations on trade and goods. On the other hand the British deprived the colonists of even the most basic of rights. The American Revolution was more about Civil Liberties because there are three main arguments that support it: Taxation without Representation, the Quartering Act, and the Intolerable (Coercive) Acts. These actions that the British did justified the colonists’ revolution. First of all, one civil liberty that was exempt from the colonists reaches was taxation without representation.
The patriots had the right to declare a war on England and become independent. The British imposed taxes on the colonists were unnecessary. It is unfair for the British to make the colonists pay taxes but not everyone else in England. The colonists were brought on by salutary neglect which was self rule and had no one telling them what to do. The British did not understand that it was impossible
Many of the goods were imported by primarily upper class merchants and arrived directly from England. This association with England, though beneficial to the colonists, was only furthering their dependence on Britain. Thus, a group of working-class men from New York challenged local merchants, along with the British government, claiming they would quit participating in trade and all forms of business if the English government would not repeal their unlawful acts. The exact act they were defying was called the Townshend Act, which heavily taxed all goods coming into America. The colonists were furious, openly scorning the fact that the Brits were using the Americans’ dependency for their own gain.