Some people started hinting that there was dark designs behind the Stamp Act. The thought that “the tax was a gradual plot to deprive the colonists of their freedoms and to enslave them beneath a tyrannical regime.” People were very worried about this and they did not want it to happen. They just wanted to live in America with their
Many times especially in the case of the Stamp Act the Colonists would revolt. During the Stamp Act not a single stamp would end up getting sold. All this happened because the King of Britian used virtual representation when he was taxing them, and the colonists believed that taxation without representation is tyranny and
The grievances that led the continental congress The continental congress led the king to heavily taxing items. The reaction to the colonist was beyond angry. When the king started to tax the items, the people wanted to rebel. This led to the declaration of independence.
Although the British had a good reason to tax us colonists their expectations of how us colonists would fulfill, were unrealistic. The colonists were not able to choose how they wanted to repay the British
Most of the time it worked and Britain started to get worried. Britain was providing trade and a form of government for the colonist. Prior to the Revolutionary War colonist were frustrated with British control which lead to the patriots rebel in their fight for freedom. First off, Parliament passed the stamp act in 1765, it stated that all legal and commercial documents had to have the official stamp. The British passed this act because they needed money and since they were the colonies
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.
But, after this Britain went of control with power. They set up many unfair taxes and made the colonists like slaves to them. So yes, the colonists were justified in waging war and breaking away from Britain because they made unfair taxes or acts and they had too much power over the colonists. After the French and Indian war Britain was left with a lot of debt. To pay off the debt from the war
3a. The American Revolution affected everyone in American society in a variety of ways in men, women, Patriots, Indians, loyalists, and slaves because of the series of events that had taken place. The events included the Seven Years’ War, which ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the Sugar act of 1764, the stamp act of 1765. The sugar act of 1764 was the first in a series of acts that attempt to execute more strict way of rules of trade within the British Empire. The Tamp act of 1765 imposed direct taxes on many items including newspapers and legal documents.
The Townshend duties where a series of duties imposed upon the colonists which taxed the importation of glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea imported into the colonies. Furthermore, all of the things that the Townshend act put a tax on where basic needs for life in the colonies and with the tax on paper even college and death were to now have taxes on them. With this in mind you can see the dangerous mind set implemented by the British; the British saw the colonist as nothing more than an income stream, a place where revenue was generated for the use of the crown. This ideology is extremely dangerous for a government to have for it makes the people nothing more than money to be taxed and takes away all humanity involved in governing. Not only that, but the citizens were not even allowed to vote on there taxes sparking the no taxation without representation
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 French Indian War proved to be the starting point of the American Revolution. During this war Britain neglected the colonies, leading to their growth in military and gained self confidence. Seeing America 's growth and independence, Britain called on the colonies for help, resulting in the backlash that started it all. When Britain imposed policies and taxes on unrepresented American colonists, the tension started to rise.
They collectively boycotted British made goods and protested the Kings’ Acts. King George had been monitoring the rising rebellion over the years. Trying to avoid setting off a full blown rebellion he lowered the taxes, but still refused to completely eradicate them. He refused to give the colonists representation in the Parliament as well, taking away any chance they could stand up and protect themselves from the government. The colonists were enraged with the British government; “No taxation without representation!”
The American Revolution affected many people, in different ways. In addition to the Boston Tea Party, boycotts, and the passing of new laws by parliament are all significant effects of the Revolution. People under British government were effected the most by all the new laws being passed. Facing high taxation from parliament, Boston harbor was closed, and town meetings were banned.
The American Revolution was not avoidable because of British policies that were unfair to colonists. An example is the Proclamation of 1763 which prohibited colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains. This policy limited opportunity for colonists. Another issue that angered colonists was the increase of taxation without representation. The colonists reaction to these policies were protests, boycotts, and harassing tax collectors.
Along with the newly levied taxes on the colonies, the British proposed the Stamp Act in 1765. Instead of being just an import tax on trade goods, the Stamp Act was a direct tax on the colonies. It required that all printed materials, including legal documents, bear a stamp that was purchased from British distributors. The colonists strongly believed that only their local representatives should be able to collect a tax this direct. They ended up forming the Stamp Act Congress.