The Common Factors of Rebellions

analytical Essay
2381 words
2381 words

Throughout the course of human history, there has constantly been situations where a series of uprisings against a form of political power were challenged. There comes a point in time where certain peoples in a certain civilization see the need for going against a tyrannical leader for mistreatment. The fight for equality and just rules have always been engraved in every civilization. Sometimes, people strive to pursue to have this perfect city and form of government but things don't always go as planned. The cause of these ideal forms, the birth of rebellions come into play and cause a reaction to go against all rules and break that pattern of unjust ways. Either ending positively or negatively, rebellions reoccur in the timeline of human history, but the outcome and reason why each started differ in the ways of the eyes of the people leading. "Taxation without representation" a famous quote set in the revolutionary war era caused an age of historical change and a movement that will further fall into the lines of American history. The well-known slogan arose because of the unfair taxation from British power in which the colonies had no say in what would be taxed. A course of events occurred that eventually led to the rebellion further known as the Boston Tea Party. As the British started to grow a stern power on the colonists, several acts were passed to ensure that the British stayed in power. Eventually, more and more of these various acts were being enforced affecting the everyday lives of the colonists. Some of which included the Stamp Act which issued a tax on all paper produced, being passed by British Parliament in 1765. The money coming from the tax was to be geared towards military efforts in protection for the colon... ... middle of paper ... ...n>. Independence Hall Association. "The Sugar Act." Related Information. Http://, 4 July 1995. Web. . Independent Hall Assoc. "15a. Shays' Rebellion." Ushistory. Creativecommons, 2009. Web. . Larson, Jennifer L. "A Rebellion to Remember: The Legacy of Nat Turner." Documenting the American South. University of North Carolina, n.d. Web. . The Robert H. Smith Family Foundation. "Whiskey Rebellion." Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, n.d. Web. . Vox, Lisa. "Nat Turner's Rebellion." African American History. N.p., n.d. Web. .

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how the fight for equality and just rules has always been engraved in every civilization. rebellions cause a reaction to go against all rules and break unjust ways.
  • Explains that the "taxation without representation" slogan caused an age of historical change and a movement that will further fall into american history.
  • Describes how samuel adams and the sons of liberty, dressed as indians, boarded three ships to empty tea cargo into boston harbor, showing how the colonists could withstand the government.
  • Analyzes how daniel shays, a soldier from the revolutionary war, led the rebellion against the massachusetts legislature.
  • Analyzes how alexander hamilton decided to place a tax on whiskey after the revolutionary war, which sparked rebellions in pennsylvania.
  • Analyzes how nat turner, a slave, caused the most horrific and effective rebellion in the 19th century.
  • Explains that the most massive rebellion outside the united states was the slave insurrection of the 1790s that overthrew slavery
  • Compares the boston tea party and the shay rebellion in terms of their similarities.
  • Analyzes the differences between different rebellions, such as the tea party, the whiskey rebellion, and the slave rebellion.
  • Analyzes how each civilization rebelled against the hopes of recovering a once thriving place and the strife of the people residing to make the civilization better.
  • Cites banks, jerri a., emily bangston, and kristin wynn. "shays' rebellion 1787." the web chronology project.
  • Describes s of holt mcdougal's world history patterns of interaction.
  • Explains hawkes, james a., "the boston tea party, 1773." eyewitness to history, 2002.
  • Explains that staff. "shay's rebellion." the history channel. a+e networks.
  • Explains larson, jennifer l., "a rebellion to remember: the legacy of nat turner." documenting the american south.
  • Explains the robert h. smith family foundation's "whiskey rebellion." mount vernon ladies' association.
Get Access