An oppressed people will eventually rise against the oppressor regardless of loyalties they may have had in the past to their oppressor. Humans can only withstand so much oppression before eventually reaching a breaking point-a fact the British Empire failed to realize when they took oppressive actions on their colonies that would cause conflict and culminate into the American Revolution. After claiming victory in the French-Indian War, the British decided to implement policies and taxes in the colonies the colonists that the colonists considered illegal due to lack of their consent. While initially, the colonists did attempt more peaceful and logical alternatives to resolve their discontent with the British Empire, eventually more oppressive taxes and violent events culminated to a full Revolution. Before the revolution, the British had incurred debt from the French-Indian War and needed to raise money: they turned to the colonies as a source of income.
After hundreds of years of salutary neglect, by enforcing the laws of Mercantilism on the colonies, Britain backed the colonists into a corner where they had no choice but to fight for their rights. After the French and Indian War, Britain committed many “missteps” regarding their control in the colonies. Even though the colonists were determined to be treated fairly by Britain, they were forced into rebelling because of Britain’s harsh policies towards the colonies including taxation, troop placement, and Mercantilism.
The move made it difficult for firms as the cost of production went up with minimal sales as people abandoned Britain products. In the pretext of widespread opposition in the American colonies that... ... middle of paper ... ...outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775. Adams was particularly struck by the political consequences of the Stamp Act. The riots against the Stamp Act proofed that all Americans regardless of social status had become concerned with their liberties and rights. The aspect of questioning an impending litigation aimed at exploiting Americans was ripe in their minds and was ready to fight for justice.
In their attempt to gain control, the British helped resolve internal conflicts and united the colonists by giving them a common enemy. The colonists demanded fair representation in their government, but were denied and treated like second-class citizens. With each that act Parliament passed, they fueled the hate in the colonies and ultimately ignited the American Revolution.
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.
The American Revolution was an inevitable conflict. The French and Indian War had major effects on the British and American colonists. This war doubled England’s already existent debt. America’s little financial and military help outraged many British officals during the war, which largely benefited the Americas. They were also bitter about the Colonists trading goods with enemies of the British.
But when the “tyrannical'; King George jumped in demanding control of the colonies, they were angered and looked for a way to keep their liberties. Second, America was taxed by the British government to decrease its national debt. Due to their differences in economic base, Britain was self-sufficient in manufacturing goods and the colonies in agriculture. They both needed each other to survive initially. Later, however, America grew more self-sufficient and was able to survive without Britain’s helping hand.
The Spark Unfair taxes, extraneous patrols, and Britain’s monopoly on trade. These all incited the rebellion against Britain, but one thing before all of these also egged on the rebellion- the French and Indian War. The French and Indian War helped fuel the Revolution because the taxes that it caused, the limitations that were forced upon them with the treaty, and the way the colonists were treated by the British after the war. The French and Indian War left Britain in a huge war debt because of supply costs and the length of it (seven years, which is why it is also known as the Seven Years War). The British needed to pay it off no they laid heavy taxes onto the colonists.
Little by little American Colonists were pushed closer and closer to revolting by the circumstances they were facing due to the British. The Revolutionary War was sparked by the forced housing for British soldiers, the massacring of American Colonists, and the raising of taxes. One of the reasons behind the colonists revolting against the British in the Revolutionary War was the massacring and unjust killing of American Colonists. When the French and Indian War concluded, Great Britain was left with much debt to pay for, and many soldiers to supply shelter to in the Colonies. These problems lead Britain to instill laws on the colonies without fairly allowing the colonists to fight for their own rights.
The colonist did not really care about most of the British rules, and they again were able to overturn the rules once again. In France, the bourgeoisie and the peasants totally disliked the tax system. Both revolutions were started mainly because of taxation. Due to the Seven Year War and American Revolution, the government of the French was in a huge debt. The French rebels looked on to the American Revolution, and copied the idea of "taxation without representation".