The money raised from the indirect tax was used to raise revenue for The British Army and Navy. The colonist asked Parliament to repeal the tax; parliament rejected the request for the repeal. This caused irritation instilled in the colonists, which will lead to greater resistance later in colonial history. This also made the colonists want to start a centralized government. The Quartering Act of 1765 greatly intensified colonial resistance to the British.
Hutchinson letters affair, 1773 * Dec 1772, the relationship between G.B and American colonies was strained following the Sugar, Stamp, Quartering, Declatory and Townshend Acts. * Franklin a parliamentary representative of several colonies received a package of letters in which Hutchinson, the royal governor of Mass, recommended that popular government to be taken away from the people ‘by degrees’ and there should be an ‘abridgement of English liberties.’ * The letters were published in Boston’s Gazette 1773. The Tea Act 1773 * Was designed to save near bankrupt East India Co. rather than assert parliamentary sovereignty over the colonies. * Aim: relieve the financial stresses of the company by permitting it to export tea to the colonies. * The Act abolished British duties on the company’s tea while obliging
The colonies however, felt that they fought the war side by side with the British, causing the two groups to have different political ideas. British politics felt that it would be just to impose taxes on the Americans in order to pay off their war debt that had accumulated. Taxes were imposed on nearly everything in the colonies in order for Britain to payoff debt; these taxes simply outraged the colonists which is the start of the conflict between America and Britain. Taxes such as the Stamp Act, which placed a tax on any printed document that was purchased, and the Tea Act, which placed an insane tax on tea in the colonies, and basically cutoff colonists from finding a cheaper price for tea, pushed the colonists overboard, leading them to rebellions. One of these rebellions was the Boston Tea Party, where colonists dressed up as Indians and threw the entire stock of British tea into the Boston Harbor, which was one of America’s first major acts of independence towards Britain.
In order to avoid fight between the American colonists and Native Americans, Great Britain passed the Proclamation Act of 1763, creating a boundary beyond which colonists could not settle. In 1764 Great Britain passed the Sugar Act of 1764. The Sugar Act strictly enforced the tax on molasses importation, extended the tax to cover “sugar, certain wines, coffee, pimiento, cambric and printed calico”, and increased regulations on lumber and iron exportation. The Act almost caused the colonies rum industry to decline and significantly harmed the colonies economy by reducing their markets and the amount of currency. The Stamp Act of 1765 was another attempt to control the colonies and raise revenue, this time solely to support British troops in the colonies.
Even after the war was over British troops remained stationed in the North America, resulting in a massive debt (Document F). Britain was in desperate need of additional revenue, so Parliament implemented the Sugar Act. Although the Sugar act’s duties were significantly less than the ones implemented beforehand, this time the British Government intended to enforce it. Some colonial towns responded to the new tax by boycotting certain English products. Shortly after, the Stamp Act was passed through Parliament that required taxed and stamped paper on legal documents, publications, and playing cards.
Taxing the colonies directly solved Great Britain’s issues. The Stamp Act of 1765 passed by British Parliament to tax colonies on all printed materials, all the way down to a deck of cards. This caused much stress among colonists. In some newspapers times were stated as “Dreadful, Doleful, Dismal, Dolorous and DOLLAR-LESS.”(Doc. H) This displays the thoughts of the colonists.
Marcus Lopez 1/23/12 U.S. History Timeline of the American Revolution 1754-1763: The French and Indian War: It marked the beginning of conflicts between Great Britain and the American colonists. Because the war was so costly, Parliament decided it had to raise money in the colonies to pay for the part of the 7 Years War that took place in the American colonies (French and Indian War). The result was a crackdown on smuggling in the colonies, collection of custom duties, and the resistance to these measures by the colonies. The conflict about representation in Parliament for the colonies began in earnest 22 March 1765: The Stamp Act: The Stamp Act was passed along with the others to raise money for the wars England was in. This was the final straw for the colonists who were already grumbling and ready to protest the taxes they were paying already.
But Americans had become used to having control over their local government. They objected to the new laws and protested being taxed without their consent. In 1775, Britain's Parliament declared Massachusetts, the center of most of the protests, to be in rebellion. British troops were placed in Boston to take swift action against the rebels. Shortly afterwards, war broke out.
This goes on to explain why the changes in British policy toward the colonies lead to the outbreak of the American Revolution. After the Seven Years’ War ended Great Britain and the colonies separated. This allowed the colonies to seek their independence but left a huge debt for Great Britain. Great Britain forced the colonies to pay the cost
After the war Great Britain had a huge debt, so the King and Parliament started to impose a series of act and taxes to make money off the colonies (Staff Doc File). A very important act imposed upon the colonists was the Stamp Act, which charged a tax for every sheet of paper (Document G), the colonists got very mad about acts and taxes like that and tried to resolve it with the Stamp Act Resolutions 1765 (Doc I). Great Britain’s King and Parliament kept imposing acts and taxes on the colonist and the colonists got upset and declared independence from Great Britain. Point of Views of the Colonists’ and Great Britain I will address the