In the event of America’s victory in the American Revolution lead to the birth of a new nation. However, before the American Revolution the original colonies of America were already becoming impatient with British rule. This was mostly a result of a foreign country trying to rule people an ocean apart, and by rule this meant collecting taxes Americans found unfair. This rebellion against British rule became more prevalent from the passing of the Stamp Act of 1765 created mostly by George Greenville. 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. The Stamp Act Congress denied the right of parliament to levy an internal tax in the colonies, and voiced American’s discontent. The colonist insisted the detested the law be repealed, and reinforced their demand by refusing to import British goods. Leading Britain to become furious with her distant subjects as the colonist began declaring acts of tyranny against them. With the refusal of British imports in America and constant riots British troops were sent to Boston to protect the Customs Commissioners, but were met by angry colonist leading to the Boston Massacre ...
...The reason I take no position in this struggle is because both the British Parliament and the colonist made decisions that were unjust and uncalled for. Both the British Empire and British American colonies seemed to be ignorant of each other because each had their own interests and ideas of how the new world should serve the mother country. Neither of them understood each other about the basis of what was going on. The administrative authority of the British Empire seemed to lack leadership mainly due to the reason because the rulers in Britain had no clear idea about the new world. I guess it was in the human nature for the colonies to break its ties from Britain since the beginning because since the discovery of the new world the English saw the land where human settlement could start a new perfect society without the “flaws and inequalities of the old world.”
Ever wonder what sparked the revolution between Great Britain and colonial America? It all started with small rebellions against early British actions that led to the ultimate separation between the two rivals. Great Britain, one of the strongest nations even till this day, dominated over land and power and never doubted their victory against the colonists. However sooner or later did Britain realize that their invision of a small, weak army transformed into determined colonists willing to give up their lives. Moreover, Britain would have to endure years of war and protest due to the colonist’s desire for equal rights and freedom as citizens. From a proposal that forced colonists to pay taxes to heavy rebellion
Some say that the Revolution was destined to happen ever since Settlers set foot on this continent, others argue that it would not have happened if it weren't for a set of issues that finally drove the colonists to revolt. Ultimately, Britain lost control in 1765 when they gave in to the Stamp Act Congress’s boycotts against parliamentary taxation and gave them the idea that they had the power to run a country. To a lesser degree, Salutary Neglect led to the conception of a legacy of colonial religious and political ideals which set in motion an eminent conflict. During this period, England “forgot” about the colonies and gave them colonists a taste of independence and suspicions of individual political theories. Through Parliament's ruthless taxation without representation and a near opposite religious and political mindset, Britain and the colonists were heaved into a revolutionary war.
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.
There were many factors that led up to the American Revolutionary War, one of these factors were the laws and acts being passed at the time. The British Parliament attempted to limit the power the American Colonist had at the time by taking away from their income. How they did this one may ask? The simple answer is taxes. One of the many taxes imposed was the stamp act. During this time the American colonies were being oppressed by the British one of the first signs of this was the Stamp Act. The act stated that almost anything written had to be stamped and tax...
Without colonial consent, the British started their bid to raise revenue with the Sugar Act of 1764 which increased duties colonists would have to pay on imports into America. When the Sugar Act failed, the Stamp Act of 1765 which required a stamp to be purchased with colonial products was enacted. This act angered the colonists to no limit and with these acts, the British Empire poked at the up to now very civil colonists. The passing of the oppressive Intolerable Acts that took away the colonists’ right to elected officials and Townshend Acts which taxed imports and allowed British troops without warrants to search colonist ships received a more aggravated response from the colonist that would end in a Revolution.
In 1756, what today is the United States looked very different. Along the east coast of what is now America, there were 13 colonies ruled by Britain. Specifically the British King, King George III. Different groups of people all settled in these colonies, and there was little communication between them, as they were all very separate from each other. These colonies was a very important source of income to Britain, who used mercantilism to make money off of them. During the French and Indian war, the British had spent a lot of money and went into a lot of depts. As a result, Britain needed a way to make money.(A Nation Created) Britain began taxing members of the colonies.(Encyclopedia Britannica) The Stamp Act required that colonists put a
Mary Beth Norton, David M. Katzman, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff, Fredrik Logevall. “A People and A Nation: A History of the United States.” Boston: Cenage Learning. 2009. Print.
To start off, after the French and indian war Great Britain needed funds for the troops in the colonies, so it established the Stamp Act in 1775. The Stamp Act was a tax that was put on paper goods such as playing cards, paper, and documents to meet these monetary needs. The colonists were very mad and started peaceful protests that later got violent. The colonists started breaking into British officials’ homes and burning their belongings and sometimes hanging the British officials. This act was then repealed in 1776. After it was repealed, the colonists felt very powerful. That lead them much further to revolution.
...y choice, as it was at this time that the colonies were becoming more independent. Overtime, however, Britain and the colonies came to resent each other which resulted in the colonies becoming increasingly independent by distancing themselves from the British. This was due to the fact that British had incurred substantial debt during the French and Indian War which they ultimately tried to finance by taxing the colonists. The colonists, however, were unwilling to be taxed by the British. They did not believe that Britain, after a period of salutary neglect, should be permitted to return to direct rule, in this case through the imposition of taxes. Instead the colonists believed that there should be “no taxation without representation”. This caused the colonies to join together and rebel against the British and their policies in the form of the American Revolution.
From 1763 to 1765 there were several acts passed by Parliament to help raise revenue to help pay for the hefty cost of the Seven Years War, and to maintain the presence of troops in the colonies. There were several acts passed by Parliament during this time such as the Sugar Act, which was tightly enforced, and the Currency Act, which forced the colonies to depend on Britain for their paper money. Perhaps the most well-known action done by Parliament that served to bind the colonies together and set up conditions for revolution was the Stamp Act passed in November 1765. This act put a tax on things like newspapers, playing cards, legal documents, playing cards, and dice. These duties were already in place in England, so Grenville argued that it was only natural to extend this to the colonies in America. In England, the Stamp Act worked well and was widely accepted there. Therefore, the British government was greatly surprised at how vehemently opposed to it the colonist...
The American Revolution marked the divorce of the British Empire and its one of the most valued colonies. Behind the independence that America had fought so hard for, there emerged a diverging society that was eager to embrace new doctrines. The ideals in the revolution that motivated the people to fight for freedom continued to influence American society well beyond the colonial period. For example, the ideas borrowed from John Locke about the natural rights of man was extended in an unsuccessful effort to include women and slaves. The creation of state governments and the search for a national government were the first steps that Americans took to experiment with their own system. Expansion, postwar depression as well as the new distribution of land were all evidence that pointed to the gradual maturing of the economic system. Although America was fast on its way to becoming a strong and powerful nation, the underlying issues brought about by the Revolution remained an important part in the social, political and economical developments that in some instances contradicted revolutionary principles in the period from 1775-1800.
Following the French and Indian war, a great debt rested on the shoulders of Great Britain. In order to help alleviate this debt, the British Parliament imposed taxes on the colonies. This not only enraged the colonists at the time, but it also showed them the King was power-hungry. The colonists soon became aware of the fact that they were not being accurately represented. From then on, the people within the colonies knew that independence from Great Britain was necessary in order to thrive as a nation. The liberalism philosophy had the greatest impact on America’s decision to gain freedom from the mother country because it convinced individuals that the people should be able to pursue their own self-interests. Similarly, it made the colonists realize that Great Britain’s economic policies not only hurt their economy at home, but it also had a devastating impact around the world. Evidence for this can be found within the pamphlet Common Sense written by Thomas Paine. Further evidence can be found in the Declaration of Independence, the document which declared the United States an independent nation from Great Britain.