Colonialism In Colonial America

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As colonial America expanded in land and population, so did the ideals and expectations of the public. Britain also had its own definitive idea of how the American colonies should exist; to take part in all the prosperity and hardship of the mother country. Immigration to America was backed by the idea of new opportunity and freedom from the tyranny of British rule. Britain struggled to maintain order and control of the colonies throughout the history of colonial America. It comes to no surprise that when Britain placed limitations on its colonies that they were met with defiance. Americans came together in opposition to British rule, uniting far and wide to define American lifestyle and culture; ultimately revolting against England. England…show more content…
The people were, more so at this time, attempting to represent themselves, outside of the confines of Parliament and the King. Subsequently, the divide furthered between America and England. The Sons of Liberty rose in opposition to the tax crisis felt in America. Sons of Liberty used the terms freedom, slavery, and liberty to further motivate followers. “As this denial, and execution of that Act, involves our slavery, and would sap the foundations of our freedom.” Again the Sons reiterated that it is wrong to impose taxes on the people without said people’s consent. Britain, still distraught by their hefty debt, incurred more taxation attempts, the Tea Act, in order to impose profit off the popular drink. American ship owners boycotted transporting tea for Britain. The resistance was organized by the Sons of Liberty; their ability to unite against Parliament only made more struggle for Britain’s attempts to control Colonial America. British ships were chartered to counter the boycott by American’s and the Sons of Liberty answer, “If they succeed in the sale of that tea, we shall have no property that we can call our own, and then we may bid adieu to American Liberty. Such support led to opposition famously known as the Boston Tea Party, colonialist disposed of hundreds of chests of tea into the Boston harbor, resulting in massive loss of profits for the East India Company. The resolutions brought about by the Sons of Liberty were blunt and stern. The support of these resolves embraced the division of America and
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