The act was passed by Britain parliament and it was to affect all Britain colonies. The essay will give insight of the degree of oppression of the Act to colonies, the radical responses, and American Revolutionary acts that are implicit against the Stamp Act. Oppressiveness of the Stamp Act In 1764, the Sugar Act was enacted, putting a high duty on refined sugar. Even though silent, the Sugar Act tax was hidden in the cost of import duties making most colonists to accepted it. The Stamp Act, however, was a direct tax on the colonists and led to an uproar in America over an issue that was to be a major cause of the Revolution tool to oppose taxation without representation.
Parliament achieved this by the taxation of the American colonies; the Stamp Act of 1765 is an example of this. This act resulted in outrage from the Colonies and led to rioting, rhetoric, and the formation of the Stamp Act Congress. These actions quickly led to the repel of the Stamp Act; however, there were numerous new taxes levied to take their place. The Americans continued to object strongly to these new measures and formed organized political groups such as the Committee of Corresponding and the Sons of Liberty. These groups not only demanded less severe taxes, but Colonial representation in Parliament.
This act sought harsher punishment for smugglers. The next act to be passed was possibly the most controversial act passed by Britain. The Stamp Act passed in 1765 affected every colonist because it required all printed documents to have a stamp purchased from the British authority. The colonist boycotted British goods until the Stamp Act was repealed but quickly replaced by the Declaratory Act in 1766. The British still held onto the conviction that they had the right to tax the Americans in any way they deemed necessary.
In 1764, Prime Minister George Grenville decided to obtain the needed income from American colonist. This created Parliament to pass a measure known as the Sugar Act, which placed a tariff on sugar imported into the colonist (132). Most Colonists were angry that the British Government? took action without permission. They didn't like that they were being controlled by the British.
Believing that the Navigation Acts should be enforced strictly and that the lightly taxed colonists should pay a share of the empire's defense costs, Parliament in March 1765 passes the Stamp Act to raise revenue. Next thing you know Parliament imposes another act on the colonies, the Mutiny Act, stating that the colonists must house and maintain the British troops. Ok, you are a bit mad, but it is maintainable. Out of the blue, you hear about a shooting in Boston, where five people were shoot by the British troops, there is a lot of propaganda surrounding. Your neighbors, along with yourself are enraged by what you hear.
This included newspapers, pamphlets, and playing cards, just to name a few (Stamp Act).The colonists had been so accustomed to their freedom from the crown at this point, that they were enraged. The relationship between the Mother country and the colonies did not get much better with the instatement of the Townshend Acts of 1767. These acts passed taxes on every day goods that the colonists needed, such as lead, tea, glass and paint(Townshend Acts). By this point, the colonists were beginning to question Britain’s motives towards them. They believed they were being treated like slaves and being used solely for the economic growth of Britain.
Britain was deep in debt and felt that America should start paying a share of the costs of wars so they passed the Stamp Act in 1765. The Stamp Act taxed a variety of items from newspapers to playing cards. The unpopular act led to the American colonies feeling that they had no individual rights and they claimed that the British Parliament had no right on taxing them without a representative sent to them. The Boston Tea Party was a large shipment of tea dumped into the Boston harbour, which occurred in 1773. The Bostonians were mad at the fact that Britain had imposed many new taxes to be in total control of the colonies.
The Sugar Act of 1764 was an example of a tax that had many effects on the Colonial lifestyle. The act stated that any foreign export of lumber or skin had to first land in Britain. It also raised the price of sugar from the Indies. The British took advantage of the colonists, when the Quartering Act in 1765 passed Americans were forced to house and feed British soldiers any time they demanded. This limited the colonists’ freedom and only spread more anger throughout the colonies.
The Boston Tea Party caused British retribution by reducing Colonists’ resources, restructuring government, and forcing reimbursement of goods. As a result of the Boston Tea Party, Great Britain accumulated additional debt from the revolt and imposed many ... ... middle of paper ... ... clearer to most of the Colonists that becoming independent, was the most favored choice. Thus, the Boston Tea Party lead to the most important decision the Colonists would ever make in their time period. Works Cited Carp, Benjamin. Defiance of the Patriots the Boston Tea Party & the Making of America.
In an act of rebellion towards the British as a result of the Stamp Act, there was a boycott on the goods that Britain was taxing, which later pushed Parliament to revoke the Stamp Act in 1766. Despite this, the British still needed money to pay for the French and Indian war, so they taxed colonists on glass, paper, paints and tea. This impacted merchants the most, and when they tried to boycott, British troops were sent to America to manage them. British troops arrived in America to keep all the colonists from revolting and keep everything under control. In 1770, among all the tension between the soldiers and the colonists a fight broke out and 5 men were killed by British soldiers – this ... ... middle of paper ... ...uture because now we know that strength is not in numbers, but in the amount of motivation the people have towards their destination.