Many British officials had become ‘Indianised’, adopting Indian dress and custom” (Johnson). However, it wasn’t always smooth sailing. There were many British reformers who sought to change India. Educational reformers believed that India’s “only opportunity for salvation…was if the Indians could learn the English language and adopt English customs through an English education” (Johnson). Furthermore, religion was also something imposed on the Indians since “there is no question that Christian missions frequently rode on the coattails of European colonialism, and it is equally well accepted that missions have not merely benefited from colonization but have often aided in both establishing and stabilizing colonial regimes” (Roberts).
It is relevant that the American Revolution was caused by the unique nature of the American Colonists and their society in contrast to their relationships with the English Government. Throughout the Revolution, colonists suffered when it came to them realizing their independent, in order for them to start open rebellion, but the "Common Sense," by Thomas Paine influenced the colonists to structure their identities to enfold as a nation. The success of the Revolution has determined the success of the United States today.
In terms of linguistic influence, the British enforced the teaching of English as a first language as part of the schools’ curriculum (By Any Other Name). By committing this act, the Indian students were able to learn English and become fluent in speaking it, allowing them to apply what they have learned to communicate with the British and others. In addition, the mother tongue was allowed to be taught but wasn’t positioned as a major language to learn. This demonstrates how the deman... ... middle of paper ... ...ua Franca internationally. Overall, the business world relies on English as a medium to communicate with different parts of the world, as they would be able to understand the language.
In India English has got the status of second language as it is wrongly associated with the history of colonization. English was introduced as a tool of imperialism. It is a legacy from the British who ruled the country and since then the language is gradually filtered through some of the most important parts of the society: the government, the mass media, the academics, the judiciary and the social sector. Today it is not seen as a language of the colonial masters but as a medium of international discourse. It is true that its introduction in India by Macaulay was done with an ulterior motive.
The American colonies were definitely controlled by the British in England and that is what led to such hatred towards England. As the Americans were setting up their new lives, the entire government rule came from England. Since England was relatively close (there was constant travel between the two countries) there was more threat from England reminding the colonists to behave. New Zealand is so far from the world and especially England that instead of the relationship being bad, the relationship actually aided New Zealand’s trade with the rest of the world. Since England did trade with New Zealand there was actually a growing economy between the two areas causing relations to flourish.
Those who were not Puritan were still likely to share the belief in independence for the mother country and a fresh start However, British rule prevailed providing their own laws and power. The British Crown sought to grasp full control of the colonies for the good of the mother country and its values. Of course, eventually the colonies achieved independence through prominent figures in society
Although anglicization made the colonies more similar to England in some ways it also highlighted the political differences and played a key role in the conflicts which lead to revolution. The connection between Britain and her North American colonies was growing stronger in the 18th century. After 1740 there was a growing import of British goods, the colonists still very much considered themselves british and they wanted popular british items. Not only did people dress in London fashion and follow popular british style but newspapers and print were borrowing english ideas and models. Some forms of anglicization were actually accidental and reflected the negative social structure of England that the colonies had been moving aw... ... middle of paper ... ...oking at these differences that they became acutely aware of the ways in which they were not being treated fairly.
Imagine everything that is said is heard in a British accent. It sounds funny now, but that's how it could have been if the colonists had never declared their independence from England. That isn't what happened though. Grievances were made, events came to pass, and the Declaration of Independence was written. Taking a look at the documents from that time, as well as treatment of other colonies by the British one can see that the colonists were completely justified in declaring their independence from England.
The disagreement on those plans had led to many issues within The Articles or Confederation, a document that had been written before the Constitution. Once the compromise was established, the Constitution was much closer to being written. The Framers chose a bicameral... ... middle of paper ... ...in Britain, so they had confidence it could work for the United States. They knew that they would be safe from an abuse of power, since both sides could check up on one another. And, seeing as a bicameral system would work as a compromise between the Connecticut and Virginia Plans, it was clear the system was the best choice.
Since they were considered Englishmen and their lands considered property of the crown, the British could pass laws taking from them their basic rights as men. The British thought of the colonists as their primary asset in their practice of mercantilism, which at times may have been profitable for the colonists. Ultimately it became a primary reason for the beginning of social unrest among the early Americans. The colonists were like children who were told that if they don’t disturb their parents they could do anything they wanted. While when it became convenient the parents, Britain, came in and started putting restrictions on them.