There are four major reasons that the rebellion of the colonists accumulated into a full scale revolution. The most indistinct of these four reasons is the old societal legacies of the colonies, namely: social, political, religious, and economic values. These deeply rooted values were ingrained and inherited from the generations of colonists, and once the British began upsetting those values, resentment set in and began to undermine the British authority. For example, many of those who came to America were of British decent; they loved being English and fancied that, as colonists, they were taking part in the building of a bigger and stronger British Empire. But to those in England, the Americans were no better than barbarians. The English did not view A...
If the history of America can be represented by the stages of one's life, then the Revolution is the adolescence because like an adolescent, she was rebellious and wishes to be recognized as an individual. This perhaps originated when England won the French and Indian War that was fought in the late 1600s between England and France, and thus won the land west of the Appalachians and Canada. To keep the Native Americans and the colonists from killing each other, the king ordered that the colonist cannot settle in the west of the Appalachians in the Proclamation of 1763, which met with the indignation of the colonists, for they felt that they were not let in on the victory after they had helped fight the war. On the other hand, England had to pay many war debts after the war, and decided to do so by taxing the colonists. In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which required the colonists to buy a revenue stamp each time they registered a legal document, bought newspapers, pamphlets, almanacs, or liquor licenses. This was followed by the Townshend Acts of 1767 and the Tea Act of 1773. The taxes were not so much what they were concerned with. They felt that being taxed without their representation in Parliament was a major offense of their rights under the Magna Carta. From the economic point of view, many believed that they were not gaining anything by being connected with Great Britain. In a way, England was restricting their economy by only allowing then to export to England and import from England. The colonies were not allowed to manufacture goods that competed with England. Moreover, the colonists felt that they were being socially wronged as well. Soldiers were now allowed to search their houses for smuggled goods without the writs of assistance. Colonists were greatly angered when a few Americans were shot by British soldiers during the Boston Massacre. All the above served to add fuel to the fire between England and the colonies. There were then in the U.
“ No taxation without representation!” a group of colonists shouted as they roamed the streets surrounded by armed, red-coated British soldiers. Around the 1760’s, turmoil between the 13 colonies and Britain began. Britain no longer gave them their rights, respected the amount of time between taxations, or gave them a say in any law that applied to them. Although there are reasonable things that Britain did, American colonists were justified in waging war and breaking away. If Britain was going to bombard them with taxation and laws in the span of a few short years or not present them with a representative in Parliament, then the colonists had every right to become their own self governing country.
By the time the colonists had settled into their new land they had established some order such as small governments to keep the colonies in line. The ocean separating England and the colonies made it difficult though for England to guide the colonists successfully the way they had wanted. The main thing the British tried was implementing taxes, but they also went so far as letting the colonies on their own for awhile and using military to keep them in place. On the other hand, the colonists saw that the British were stalling their attempts at self-governing so they worked together to disregard any British policies. By the eve of the Revolution, colonists had developed a sense of their identity and unity as Americans that was brought about by the British parliament. Exasperated by British efforts to hinder their growing self-reliance, colonists began pushing them away by doing various things such as rioting, boycotting, or voicing their opinions on paper.
The signing of the Treaty of Paris ended the seven years war, also known as the French and Indian War in North America. Britain came out owning all land East of the Mississippi River; Spain kept its land West of the Mississippi River but traded Florida for Cuba. On October 07, 1763 the Proclamation of 1763 was proclaimed by George III who prohibited all settlement west of Appalachian Mountains without guarantees of security from local Native American nations. This offended the thirteen colonies, “claim to exclusive right to govern lands to their West.” George III was wary of the cost of defending the colonies which is the reason for the Proclamation of 1763. The Sugar Act on April 05, 1764 was the
History has many exciting and devastating times.During the 1600s-1700s there has been a series of acts and wars.During this time there were many famous people at the time this happened.People like George Washington,Benjamin Franklin,Paul Revere,and King George III.One of the reasons is because after the French and Indian War;the british were taxing without representation.This starts the American Revolution.The British and the Patriots started to get heated at one another.After the French and Indian War the British said no one was a loud to cross the Appalachian Mountains,but the colonist did anyway.This is how the American Revolution happened.
The American Revolution separated the colonies from England, but the colonists had to fight together to make the independence happen. The formation of the different parties started during 1794. Historian Sean Wilentz points out, “By the end of 1794, more
Although the the British victory over the French in North America did not explicitly cause the American Revolution, its consequences set the stage for independence as colonists increasingly felt that their British liberties were being disavowed, and in turn, began to identify more as Americans rather than Englishmen. Imperial regulations regarding newly acquired territories appeased Native Americans but prohibited westward expansion and consequently, ignited colonial protest. Overburdened with debt after the war, Great Britain imposed a series of taxes for the sole purpose of gaining revenue, which greatly provoked American colonists who believed they were inadequately represented in such legislation. Lastly, the defeat of the French would eventually propel them to consider supporting the American cause against their longstanding British rivals.
The American Revolution started in1775. The thirteen colonies that became the thirteen original colonies of the United States of America were originally colonies from out of the Britain area so they were originally British colonies. By the time the American Revolution was getting ready to start the colonists in Britain were becoming very angry and upset with the way the British were trying to rule them. The ideal reason the colonists started getting angry and upset and began to rebel against England was because of taxation. The colonists
The American society was strongly independent, they wanted to do things for themselves. Great Britain was a long way away, they didn’t want people half way across the world telling them how to live their lives. The American Revolution took place in 1775. When the sugar and stamp act was passed, Britain thought this would be a good way to get money from the American People, this made the colonist mad. The 13 colonist would then strike back.
Even though there were many colonists who wanted to remain loyal to the king, political activists like Thomas Paine began to speak out and expand Enlightenment ideals. Paine’s “Common Sense” urged colonists to reject the arbitrary government of Britain and its non-representative policies. In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and argued the same thing, declaring an independent republican government in the colonies. As the ideals in these documents became more widespread, more colonists turned away from the king in favor of a more representative government. These ideals helped them form new ideas about what they stood for and provided a framework for their new identity as a free
The American Revolution fundamentally changed the American society. Politically America wanted true independence from Britain and wanted a fresh start. Most of the documents read are political and social change, economically slightly mentioned. With women and slaves having a better input, unlike before the revolution.
During the 18th century, all of the British colonies in the North were inevitably building their own identity. They have grown up economically and culturally. Nearly all have spent years enjoying an autonomous regime. In the 1760s, their total population had surpassed 1,500,000 people - a six-fold increase since 1700. However, until 1763, Britain and the United States actually began splitting publicly in more than one place. The first permanent settlement in Jamestown, Virginia. The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the Minds and Hearts of the People.
One reason the colonists should become an independent country is because there should be “no taxation without representation”. When the colonists first settled in north america, the king has not taxed them. They had no representation in parliament so he knew they should not get taxed. In document C it shows how the colonists were barely getting taxed at all. However when he needed money, he started passing tax acts and the colonists were not happy. He’s never taxed them before, so why start now? The king also would not give any of the colonies a position in parliament so they had no say in the laws, which was unfair for the colonists. When they tried to ask and protest peacefully they got rejected and ignored. Therefore, they had to go about the situation in a
The British Colonies were bound to want a revolution with the way Great Britain was treating them. Great Britain was forcing tighter control on the colonists without their consent and as human beings, we hate people telling us what to do. The colonists wanted to separate from Britain because of taxation without representation, the Stamp Act, and the tax on tea. All of these events and more would eventually push the colonists to begin fighting in 1775.