The Stamp Act was passed as a means to pay for British troops on the American frontier. The colonists were the ones paying for the troops and they violently protested the Act. 1766- The Stamp Act is repealed. 1768- British troops arrive in Boston to enforce laws. 1770- Four workers are shot by British troops stationed in Boston.
With the invention of the cotton gin in 1797, the demand for slaves increased. Yet the conditions in slave camps did not improve, and white Southerners justified the institution of slavery in nearly every conceivable way. Nonetheless slavery evolved from a “necessary evil” in Jeffersonian Virginia to a “positive good” in the antebellum South. This evolution infused America with a culture that was not allowed to form naturally. Therefore, blacks were put at a severe social disadvantage from the start, and the subsequent social cleavages that came to define the twentieth century should have been no surprise.
Southerners said that slave owners provided shelter, food, care, and regulation for a race unable to compete in the modern world without proper training. But after the American Revolution slavery really died it the North, just as it was becoming more popular in the South. A surge of democratic reform swept the North and West. There were demands for political equality and economic and social advances. The Northerners goal... ... middle of paper ... ...o succession but none were as big as the slavery issue.
Also the colonists may have seen that this tax was paying for the British's problems. The protests from the colonists worked somewhat, however the Quartering Act of 1765 required certain colonies to provide food and living quarters for British troops. The same year, 1765, George Grenville crosses the line again but this time even further, he creates a Stamp Act. This was also to have American colonists "support" the British military force. This Act was horrible, a stamp had to be placed on nearly fifty different items, from playing cards to one's own marriage certificate, as proof to certify the payment of tax.
The South not only wanted but they needed slavery, for it was the basis of their economy. The labor force in the South was made up of about four million slaves. These slaves cultivated tobacco, rice, and indigo, they were also in high demand because of the invention of the cotton gin which required growing more cotton than ever before. The North, being Pro Abolition had denounced the immoral institution of slavery. The North’s opposing views led to attack on the system of the South and showed opposition to slavery’s spreading into new territories.
This was a movement made in order to end slavery around the world including in a nation that had a common saying, “all men are created equal.” The Abolition movement influenced many individuals to take a stand and change people’s way of thinking, in order to create change in society. Slavery first started in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619 with slaves that were called the “20 and Odd” who were sold for goods. In addition to this, in 1636 a slave ship named Desire began the slave trade between Britain American colonies and Africa. Many colonist were unsure and uneasy with the idea of slavery and by the late 1700’s some states such as Delaware and Virginia did not allow the importation of slavery. In fact, Vermont was the first state to eradicate slavery.
The Sugar Act of 1764 was an example of a tax that had many effects on the Colonial lifestyle. The act stated that any foreign export of lumber or skin had to first land in Britain. It also raised the price of sugar from the Indies. The British took advantage of the colonists, when the Quartering Act in 1765 passed Americans were forced to house and feed British soldiers any time they demanded. This limited the colonists’ freedom and only spread more anger throughout the colonies.
The Seven Years' War Showed the British officials that the Americans had no regard for the Navigation Acts and imperial authority. Example of this were colonial merchants continuing to trade with the enemy and smuggle goods, while colonial assemblies repeatedly refused to provide military officials with men and supplies. The war left Great Britain with a considerable debt and expensive responsibilities to administer newly acquired territory in North America. As a result, Parliament in March 1765 passed the Stamp Act to raise revenue. This act required the colonists to purchase and use specially stamped paper for all official documents, deeds, mortgages, newspapers, and pamphlets.
For that reason, Samuel Adams put together the Sons of Liberty to help abolish this law. Then the Stamp Act Congress was composed to completely repeal the act. The Stamp Act was one of the many taxes that the British Parliament put on the colonies as a source of wealth. This act made it necessary for colonists to put stamps on almost all written documents and other various articles. To start, the Stamp Act was a tax on the American colonies by the British Parliament.
The act forced tariffs on goods being imported into the colonies. Examples of these goods were sugar, molasses, foreign indigo, and coffee. This angered the colonists because they were depending heavily on trade with other colonies and countries outside of the North American continent. The colonists specifically stated in a petition from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to the House of Commons on November 3, 1764 that a "prohibition will be prejudicial to many branches of its trade and will lessen the consumption of the manufactures of Britain" (King, Peter. Petition from the Mass... ... middle of paper ... ...ng.com/library/lbody.cfm?id=84&parent=17 (13 Apr.