Why Did The Thirteen Colonies Grow Under British Control

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The American Revolution from 1765 -1783 was a political and social explosion, resulting in the separation of the thirteen colonies from the British Empire to form an independent Nation, The United States of America. Perhaps the single greatest turning point of modern Revolution, the beginning of a collective nation breaking away in favor of certain universal doctrines. These social, economic, political and intellectual ideals, is part of the fabric of what the colonies saw as a vision of independent Nation. At the time it was widely debated whether the thirteen colonies should remain under British control, for a number of reasons. The British Empire offered a more stable economic system designed to profit its subjects, and also boasted of a stable…show more content…
The Americans viewed the British Empire as controlling every aspect of their lives and a series of legislations contributed to their view that they needed more independence. The British government had put in place a systematic pious formulas designed to exploit the colonies for the benefit of the Empire. Mercantilism, had its purpose of exploitation and means of regulation. The first major legislation that made the colonists begin to question English legislature and question the benefits was the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act passed by Parliament required a tax stamp on legal documents, almanacs, newspapers, pamphlets, and playing cards. The stamp act placed taxation on a wide array of things “… For every skin or piece of vellum or parchment, or sheet or piece of paper, on which shall be ingrossed, written or printed, any declaration, plea, replication, rejoinder, demurrer, or other pleading, or any copy thereof, in any court of law within the British colonies and plantations in America, a stamp duty of three pence…” This was the first of its kind, a direct tax levied on the colonies, from the British parliament. The
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