In the American Revolution, the colonists had strong beliefs that the English government was unfair and often tyrannical. The Political Pamphlet, "Common Sense," published in 1776 by Thomas Paine discussed the importance of the American Revolution in straightforward language to provide a complete understanding of the relationship between colonists and England. Indeed, the "Common Sense," influenced the colonist to realize their independence. "The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of... ... middle of paper ... ...about taxation affected them in realizing their independent. The American Revolution was brought by a number of different things.
It was written to state the grievances that the colonists held against the British, particularly the king. The colonists wanted a better economy, a new republican government, but perhaps most of all, they simply wanted their misery to end. This is what they set out to explain in the document. John Adams described it as “a Declaration setting forth the causes which have impelled us to this mighty revolution, and the reasons which will justify it in the sight of God and man” (Friedenwald 182). The forceful wording used in the introduction of the document was used for a reason.
Overall, the colonists strongly disapproved of the various taxes implemented by Great Britain. Although Great Britain unfairly taxed the colonists, this action, with many others, was a jumpstart for colonists to break away and create a nation of their own. Without the work and strenuous labor of the colonists to break away from the monarchy, America could still be a benefactor to Great Britain. Works Cited Divine, Robert A., T.H. Breen, George M. Frederickson, R. Hal Williams, Ariela J.
The pamphlet placed blame on the British government for the distress of the colonies. Paine’s writing stated Britain was taking advantage of America through taxes and by using its corrupt power to keep the colonist in submission. It was this writing that became a stepping stone for the American Revolution and the changes that would soon follow. Thomas Paine's drastic thinking and legendary writings were what helped provoke the Colonies to fight for liberty and freedom. It was his writings that provided the inspiration necessary for many colonists to support the movement for independence from Britain.
It was the start of a revolution for the Americans. Britain was the legal and legitimate owner of the American Colonies. The Colonies decided upon a forcible break with the mother country and alleged wrongful acts by the British Government. Because we wanted our own society and our own form of government in effort to shift from a monarchy to a form of democracy, the British imposed us with many unruly laws which did give us a say in the government whatsoever; King George III of Great Britain ignored our problems because he was only required to make any laws he wanted regardless people disagreed with them or not and we could not vote for a politician that would serve our interests America is the one of the only nation in the world whose establishment was only based on an idea. And that one idea is what made the American Revolution a revolution.
And lack of representation for English taxation, on American colonies. Also American tried to set up a bank and monetary system, but the English repealed it. American were looking for more freedom, and the English were becoming stricter, so then came the argument for independence, that split the colonies in three. Radicals, who wanted immediate change, and freedom from the tyrant rule of England, wanted a revolution for independence. Then there were the Moderates who did not like what the English doing, and wanted the English to be more lenient with self-rule, but were afraid that revolution was going to be ... ... middle of paper ... ...h?
The passing of this tax was Britain’s way of reinforcing their authority in the colonies and lessening their financial burden. However, from British standpoint that was not the sole purpose for the acts as they also wanted to build a defense against foreign nations and insure Britain benefited from her Acts of Trade (Alden 4). This ideology of lessening their burden through taxing the colonies failed instantly, because the colonist refused to pay the taxes at all cost. It became impossible to sell the stamps and anybody who dared try was threatened with violence. American’s rebellious nature against the new taxations methods lead to the creation of The Stamp Act Congress.
This was the situation of the Colonies at the time. Were the Colonies, therefore, justified in emancipating from the British Crown? The American Declaration of Independence gives some strong reasons why this emancipation was justified. Before giving these reasons, the Declaration states when a Government should be removed, proceeding from principles of human nature. These principles are that all men were created equal and “are e... ... middle of paper ... ...life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to its subjects.” Finally, the Crown had repeatedly abused the rights of the American Citizens by refusing to assent to laws; for neglecting to pass laws concerning immediate and important issues and it has imposed heavy taxes amongst its subjects, without the consent of the governed.
The colonists dissented, subject to the wishes Grenville ministry, an ocean away, rather than their own. Thus, it was the actions such an overbearing national authority that resulted in the spreading of the notion of independence, creating a climate hostile to a large central bureaucracy, leading to the Revolution and the establishment of the United States under the Articles of Confederation, an attempt to set a framework opposite that of England. “The American War”, Thomas Jefferson claimed, had ended, but that this was “far from the case with the American Revolution” The young America would undergo radical shifts in regards to its structure. In America's first years, the Revolutionaries predominantly wished for a decentralized government. Having fought opposed an overbearing national authority from England, they had no desire to establish such an all powe... ... middle of paper ... ...ouse legislature, maintaining the position as in the Articles that states should be represented equally, regardless of size, a proposal that emphasized the belief that states were sovereign entities.
The British wanted to collect tax for revenue, from the Americans, who felt they were dispossessed from the right of self-taxation. The Americans felt that they should be able to manage their own taxation, or to select people to manage their taxation. What they absolutely did not want, was the British taking care of their taxation. They did not want taxation without representation. The Townshend Revenue acts of 1767 were another justification for the Americans’ rebellion.