The American Revolution was brought by a number of different things. The political rule of Britain was tyrannical and unacceptable for the colonists. Also, the French and Indian War shaped how the American Revelation came to a start. The War influenced how the colonists felt about taxation. 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.
This does sound as though they were coming to assist the crowd, but to bring harm and death to the soldiers. What unknown to many is that Crispus Attackus the man leading this group went by a alias Michael Johnso... ... middle of paper ... ...e will ever know. Our future president, John Adams realized that even though he did not agree with the British occupation of Boston, he had to do what was right and defend the rights of these soldiers. The Boston Massacre can teach a valuable lesson when looking at the history of the past. History must be observed from the perspective that those who may have recorded may have been bias in their own thoughts as they penned the events.
Many acts made by the British against the Americans in order to pay back debt from the French and Indian war. The British were not happy with the Americans at the beginning of the rebellion but as things cooled down, there was an alliance made between the two. The American Revolution had a huge impact on the way America is today. Have you ever thought of how America would be today if the American Revolution had not occurred? According to Martin Kelly, writer for About.com, the revolution was caused because the American colonists felt like they were being treated unfair by the British parliament.
Assume for a moment that you are an American colonist who is attempting to break away from the imperialistic power of Great Britain. During the time of Great Britain’s reign over the colonies, you feel as though Great Britain has progressed into a mother country that is both unfair and untrustworthy to the colonists of America. Although there may be numerous explanations as to why the colonists transformed into revolutionaries against the mother country of Great Britain, there is one recognizable reason that drove the colonists towards independence. The colonists of America hated the implementation of taxes on the colonies, which drove the revolutionaries to act out against Great Britain. Some relevant ways the colonists approached their disgust with the taxes is through documents, events, and prominent key figures.
With all the testimony and the deposition from the Captain, the jury made the correct decision by determining Preston innocent. Overall, it seems that the tragedy that happened in Boston of the night of March 5th could have been avoided if the citizen of Boston had acted differently. If the crowd had not been in such mayhem, the soldiers would have been able to hear the Captain more clearly and they never would have fired without the proper command. As for Captain Preston, he received the verdict he deserved because as witnesses can attest he never yelled fire, he actually yelled the opposite. The overall massacre was one big misunderstand that sadly ended in tragedy with average Bostonians losing their lives.
In conclusion, the New England Restraining Act did play a role in granting America its Freedom. The New England Restraining Act was made to restrict the colonists from receiving goods from anyone else, but Britain. With tension building, war was inevitable between America and Great Britain. Works Cited "British Restraining Act for New England." Facts On File News Services, n.d.
Justification of the Colonists' Declaration of Independence from England Were the colonist justified in declaring independence from England? I feel that they had plenty of just cause to separate themselves. England was taxing the colonies without fair representation in Parliament, the British also took away the right to assemble, and they were using different tactics to attempt to intimidate the colonists. One of the greatest thing that angered the colonists was the taxation without representation. The British government had good reason to tax the colonies, because they just went to war to defend them.
What began as a fight over economic policies soon deteriorated into the difference in Americans and Britons political views, which help lead to the violence of the American Revolution (The American Pageant, pg 122). I believe a violent revolt could have been prevented only if England hadn’t pushed the Colonies past the point of non-violent resolutions. Before 1763, the only British laws that truly affected the colonists were the Navigation Acts, which monitored the colony's trade so that it traded solely with England. As this law was not rigidly enforced, the colonists accepted it with little fuss. The colonies also accepted England's right to monitor trade.
On March 5, 1770, an event occurred in Boston, which consisted of British troops shooting upon colonists. People refer to this as a massacre, but they only look at one side of the story. The Boston Massacre in 1770 was not really a massacre, but a mutual riot (Boston Massacre History Society). British soldiers went to America to keep the people of Boston in order. However, the soldier's presence there was not welcomed by the Bostonians and this made things worse (Boston Massacre History Society).
Everyone in America wanted a country free from Britain, including its hierarchy and its laws, but Americans utilized British principles and religious beliefs as a backbone for writing the first articles. America wanted to create a revolutionary form of government. In all actuality they were not fighting for a political revolution but merely the right to enable, enforce and govern politics themselves without Britain gaining anything from them. Works Cited Conlin, J.R. and Peterson, C.H. An American Harves: Readings in American History.