As a matter of fact, the British actually lowered the tea tax, but only for the British East India Company. Although colonists had what they asked for, they were looking at the big picture and they ... ... middle of paper ... ...hey were being treated by the British. The British felt highly disrespected and were afraid of losing control of everything they had in America. The Boston Tea Party was one of the many protests against Parliament that the Americans put forth in order to fight for their independence. The Boston Tea Party had many reasons behind it and one of the most famous mottos that came out if it was to have, "no taxation without representation."
Boston Tea Party When the Boston Tea Party occurred on the evening of December 16,1773, it was the culmination of many years of bad feeling between the British government and her American colonies. The controversy between the two always seemed to hinge on the taxes, which Great Britain required for the upkeep of the American colonies. Starting in 1765, the Stamp Act was intended by Parliament to provide the funds necessary to keep peace between the American settlers and the Native American population. The Stamp Act was loathed by the American colonists and later repealed by parliament. (http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/History.htm) However, the British government quickly enacted other laws designed to solve monetary problems.
The Boston Tea Party led to the creation of the US and the revolutionary war. Before any taxes were put on tea, the colonists had to deal with the Quartering and Sugar Act. They didn’t like it since it included the British invading their homes and belongings. They were taxed on multiple things. The colonists decided it would be a good idea to just boycott British goods.
After months of protest and boycotting in the colonies, British Legislature finally chose to cancel the Stamp Act in March 1766. After the Stamp Act was voted out, most colonists continued to accept British rule with no . Then in 1773, the British Legislature presented the colonist with the Tea Act. This act was a bill intended to save the failing British East India Company. This was to be achieved by greatly lowering its tea tax and allowing it a domination on the American tea trade.
The colonist did not really care about most of the British rules, and they again were able to overturn the rules once again. In France, the bourgeoisie and the peasants totally disliked the tax system. Both revolutions were started mainly because of taxation. Due to the Seven Year War and American Revolution, the government of the French was in a huge debt. The French rebels looked on to the American Revolution, and copied the idea of "taxation without representation".
Since American colonists had benefited from the British victory in this war, Parliament believed it only fair that Americans help pay for the effort. But Americans have never liked paying taxes and have never shied from using the language of rights to justify not paying. Parliament, for its part, never took American grievances very seriously. In the space of one decade, the 1760s, these grievances grew from grumbles about taxes to a strong desire for independence. A series of Parliamentary laws goaded the colonists to increasing levels of anger: the 1765 Stamp Act led to boycotts and protests; the Townshend Acts of 1767 resulted in a movement to stop importing British goods.
When the British had taken over the colonies it angered the workers, because many of them thought they had to leave their jobs and work for British side. In addition too, many colonists knew they were going to be taxed. This quote is directly from Benjamin Franklin’s Letter on the Stamp Act in July 01, 1765. “Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, we may easily bear the latter” (Franklin).
Most of the colonists openly broken the law by smuggling, Since no one obeyed the laws the British cut the tax to a sixth of what it was. later on the British tried to enforce the Sugar Act by inspecting ships and searching homes for smuggled goods. Even thought Britain cut the taxes on molasses, the Sugar Act still cut into the business of colonial merchants and shipowners, and rum distillers. Other events such as the Stamp Act, and the Tea Act were the beginning signs of the revolution, The Tea ! Act levied a tax on the tea imported from the East India Company.
In the American colonies on April 19th, 1775, the American colonists were being ruled over by Great Britain. American colonists were being pushed to their breaking points as British generals were sent to America to try to “maintain order”. The colonists wanted nothing more than to be freed from British rule and rid themselves of the taxes that were placed on their heads. The colonists temporarily stopped these taxes once they dumped the British tea into the Boston harbor on December 16th, 1773. Although most of the tea was easily recovered, the message still stood that the American colonies wanted out of the system.
American colonists were angered by the taxes the King had imposed upon them. They believed they should not have to pay the king taxes of which they had no say over. However, the reason behind the taxes was to repay the debt caused by the French and Indian War, which had fought for the colonists’ protection; therefore, the king believed the colonists should help repay the debt which had been gained for their benefit. Colonists; however, did not agree and rebelled against the imposed taxes and acts the king began to impose on them, voicing their famous line in retaliation: “No taxation without representation.” The stamp act of seventeen sixty- four was the first round of taxes to be enforced upon the colonists. The stamp act placed a tax on all paper products in the colonies.