The reaction against taxation was often violent and the most powerful and articulate groups in population rose against the taxation. Then in October of 1765, colonial representatives met on their own for the first time and decided to mobilize forces against their Mother country. From this point on, events reached the point of no return for the colonies. In December of 1773, the Boston Tea Party occurred as a direct response to the much-hated Tea Act. In 1774, the First Continental Congress met and formed and began to raise issues which would later stimulant local organizations to end their fidelity for England.
The troops fired, killing five people. The so-called Boston Massacre aroused great colonial resentment. This anger was soon increased by further parliamentary legislation. Bowing to colonial economic boycotts, Parliament, guided by the new prime minister, Lord Frederick North, repealed the Townshend Acts in 1770 but retained the
The American Revolution was the time the thirteen colonies fought for their independence from Britain. The revolution occurred from the aftermath of numerous events, including the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre was thought out as a propaganda event for colonialist, to aid for more support in the cause for the American Revolution. The tenacity for Britain to keep ahold their colonists loosened and like a rubber band, tensions within the two groups snapped. British soldiers were sent to Boston and fired upon the Boston mob, leaving five men dead after the end of the chaos.
As a result, they lowered the price of the tea and sent it to America for the colonists to buy. This was called the Tea Act. The colonists weren't stupid and immediately recognized it as a hidden tax. They were extremely outraged and a secret group called the Sons of Liberty got the idea of throwing out the tea into the Boston Harbor. The Boston Tea Party had a prodigious impact on the colonies politically, economically, and socially which altered the course set for America.
Due to the demonstrations and harassment towards the British soldiers, by the citizens, missiles were fired into the crowd, killing five men. In retaliation, Samuel Adams exploited this incident throughout the colonies. Samuel Adams created the Sons of Liberty, which was a group that protested the British government. Later he organized the Boston Tea Party. Boston citizens were protesting against the British tax on tea imported to the colonies.
However, it became a symbol of American Patriotism and propaganda and led to further events that initiated the American Revolution. What British actions enraged Bostonians to form a mob outside the Boston Customs House on the night of March 5, 1770? (Gilje) Before Britain killed five Bostonians, it tormented its colonists with exorbitant laws and acts that called for heavy taxation of everyday items. Britain’s involvement in various w... ... middle of paper ... ...n tea was enough for another outcry from the colonists. Nonetheless, “The Boston Massacre” fulfilled a major role in the steps towards independence since it was the result of tyrannical tensions between Britain and the colonists that led to additional uprisings and ultimately the American Revolution.
The Boston Tea Party was the key-event for the Revolutionary War. With this act, the colonists started the violent part of the revolution. It was the first try of the colonists, to rebel with violence against their own government. The following events were created by the snowball effect. There, all the colonists realized the first time, that they were treated wrong by the British government.
So, in hope of a solution, they decided to tax the colonies in order to save them from financial ruin. For example, harsh taxes like the Stamp Act and the Townsend Acts were directly enforced and caused great frustration in the colonies. Although the colonies had already been taxed, unlike the previous taxes, this tax was actually being put in place which infuriates the colonists (“The Boston Tea Party, 1773” 1). Furthermore, the Boston Massacre angered many colonists as well. Five colonists had died leaving a great contribution towards a revolution.
A series of Parliamentary laws goaded the colonists to increasing levels of anger: the 1765 Stamp Act led to boycotts and protests; the Townshend Acts of 1767 resulted in a movement to stop importing British goods. Washington was a leader in this movement. In retaliation, British troops occupied Boston. An unfortunate skirmish between colonists and British troops, portrayed by Samuel Adams and other rebels as the Boston Massacre, brought further opposition to heavy-handed British policies. Continuing disobedience in Boston led Parliament to pass the Coercive Acts, which completely closed Boston harbor in an attempt to cut off the Boston rebels from the rest of the colonies.
However, the soldier's presence there was not welcomed by the Bostonians and this made things worse (Boston Massacre History Society). The British had to fire their guns because the Bostonians were antagonizing the soldiers, which caused five people to die. The Bostonians made the soldiers feel threatened so in turn they acted in self-defense. The British soldiers and their Captain had to go through a trial, to prove they were not to blame for what had occurred. The Boston Massacre came about because the British troops came into town and tried to enforce the Townshend Act, which placed a tax on tea, paper, glass and some other products from England (History.com).