They revolted by not allowing British soldiers to come into their homes. This was another factor that led to America creating a centralized government, because the American colonists wanted to create their own laws and policies. The Tea Act of 1773 greatly intensified colonial resistance to the British. The Tea Act was the cause of The Boston Tea Party. The British put a direct tax on tea.
Restrictions on what colonist manufactured angered the merchants because they were not allowed to produce certain items in the colonies, just as they were prohibited from distributing paper currency, and the ability of having any legislation passed in the assemblies nullified. These laws made smuggling an honest profession and more common, and encouraged the idea of independence because colonists believed trade could be regulated by the states instead of a central government. The back-to- back laws of the Sugar Act (1764), Quartering Act (1765), and The Stamp Tax (1765) worked to exacerbate the colonists. The Sugar act raised tax revenue on foreign sugar, specifically from the
The reason that the Stamp Act affected this group of colonist because it placed a tax on printed material. Many political colonial leader was against this act which caused a rivalry between the colonist and Great Britain over the meaning of freedom. Colonists did not have representation in Great Britain Parliament. They had their own colonial legislature that levied taxes, colonists argued that the Parliament had no rights to imposed and raised revenues through regulation of trade. American throughout the colonies cried out against “no taxation without representation,” as a violation of their English liberties.
April 5, 1764: The Sugar Act: The Molasses Act of 1733 placed a high tariff on sugar. As a result, American importers found it difficult and avoided paying the tariff. In order to prevent bribery and corruption that resulted from not wanting to pay this tariff, the Sugar Act of 1764 was introduced. Its significance, apart from to stop American importers from bribing the custom collectors, was to lower the tariff and to ensure that the lower tariff was being collected March 5, 1770: The Boston Massacre: The Boston Massacre caused tensions to rise enormously between the Americans and British because this was the first killing that occurred. The Americans realized that the British were not there to help them, but instead to put an end to their liberty.
For example, the tax on molasses hurt the colonist’s rum industry, because rum was made from molasses, and so rum became more expensive. The tax also hurt the colonists’ trade with France, Spain and islands in the Caribbean because it made it harder to buy these things. 1764—The Currency Act: This act made it illegal for the colonists to use paper money. This made it hard on the colonists because there was a shortage of money in the colonies. The colonists started to create a paper money system to help the economy, but Britain outlawed this.
It also led to a number of changes in English policy, which sparked multiple conflicts with the American colonists and contributed to an increasingly hostile change in the economy. This dynamic eventually sparked the American Revolution twelve years later. This Revolution also positively affected the colonies socially, economically, and politically. These were the three characteristics that were used to help define the American society and can also be used when trying to determine exactly how revolutionary the American Revolution was. When analyzing the social structure of the American society during and after the Revolution it was clear that the American Revolution was very revolutionary.
This neglect involved the development of triangular trade, trade laws, trials without juries. They had illegal search and seizure to the colonist. They searched their homes for untaxed goods and such. The British had all kinds of laws that were very unfair to the colonist. The French and Indian War had a big impact on the
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.
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.
The situation became very dangerous for the East-India Company. Since colonists were not buying their tea, piles of boxes were left to rot in their warehouses and the company was leading itself into bankruptcy. The British Empire responded to their problem with a program designed to help them and challenge the American colonists. The tea act targeted American colonists on their taxations. The attempt to drastically reduce the price of the East-India Company’s tea in order to attract buyers did not please the colonists.