How Revolutionary Was The American Revolution Dbq Analysis

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As the Revolution was imminent, and England's grasp on the colonists was tightening, the new taxes and laws were taking a big advantage of the colonists. The colonists soon began doubting if they even had a say in the condition they were in. Soon enough the colonists began the rebel against the British by boycotting goods and protesting. Between 1763 and 1776 the tension among the colonists and the British was increasing. On March 5, 1770, a "patriot" mob, hurling snowballs, stones, and sticks, was revolting against a unit of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and the British were put to rebuke. The image shown in document 2 made by Paul Revere shows that he wanted people to think that the colonists were completely innocent. For example, the image does not depict any colonists throwing…show more content…
Instead, there are presented being mercilessly shot down by the British. As this illustration spread, many colonists were angered, furthermore, the tension between the pair grew even stronger. On May 10, 1773, the tea acts were put in action. American colonists could buy no tea unless it arrived from the East India company. The East India Company wasn't doing very well, so the British decided to help. The Tea Act reduced the price on this East India tea so much that it was way below tea from other suppliers. But the colonists viewed this law as yet another means of "taxation without representation" because it meant that they couldn't purchase tea from anyone else. Their response to this was by boycotting tea goods and refusing to unload tea from ships. On December 17, 1773 In the Boston Harbor, an assembly of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians mount three British tea ships and deposited 342 chests of tea into the harbor. Parliament, outraged by the plain waste of British property, passed the Coercive Acts, (Intolerable Acts), in 1774.

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