In response, colonist Samuel Adams founded the Sons of Liberty. The group 'Sons of Liberty' was a mysterious group that led colonial protests, it is known as the first response from colonists because of British tax actions. Some examples of how the Sons of Liberty protested is that they would raid and destroy officials’ homes within the colonies, as well as boycott all British product that were taxed. Unfortunately for the colonies, that wasn’t the end of Britain’s unfair taxing that forced a colonial rebellion.Another example of Parliament and King George's attempts to retain control of the colonies was with what is known as The Tea Act of 1773. This tax action instilled by Parliament, the Tea Act, was put in place by Parliament to keep the British East India Company, a competing tea company within the colonies, from failing.
I do not think this qualifies as a just statement because Parliament only composed of British representatives, and no Colonist representatives, therefore, no Colonist could back up their viewpoint or dispute any taxes enforced, only the British would have say in what would be a just or unjust tax. In addition, many of the British, who moved to the New World, inherited new ways of life and were no longer under the influence from the English—with a new
Several Chinese products, such as silk and porcelain, were in high demand in Europe, but the most popular trade item in the early 1800's was tea. The British East India Company, desperate for something to fix the trade imbalance, found solution in opium, which not only upset China's balance of trade, but the stability of its whole society. Two other factors revolving around the differing moral outlooks of these two cultures added to the growing tensions. First of all, they had two very different attitudes toward trade. The Chinese government viewed trade as a monopoly controlled through its agents, in this case the co-hong.
In Massachusetts, participants met because the colonies were not represented in the House of Commons, where it emerged the “No Taxation without Representation” (Forner 143). They suggested some form of united protest throughout the colonies. By the end of that specific year (1764), some colonies were practicing no importation, and a refusal to use imported English goods. The British angered even more the American colonists with the Quartering Act, which required the colonies to provide housing and supplies to British soldiers. The Stamp Act was enacted to raise lot money for Britain.
Wendy Warner Intro to American Government William Schweers February 7, 2012 “Tea Party” The name “Tea Party” is a reference to the Boston Tea Party, a protest by colonists who objected to a British tax on tea in 1773 and demonstrated by dumping British tea taken from docked ships into the harbor. Some commentators have referred to the Tea in “Tea Party” as the backronym “Taxed Enough Already”. The Tea Party movement is a political movement in America aimed at clearly communicating to Washington its displeasure with government spending. The Tea Party movement has no central leadership, but is composed of a loose affiliation of national and local groups that determine their own platforms and agendas. The Tea Party movement has been cited as an example of grassroots political activity, although it has been described as an example of astroturfing.
Some of the measures that the British government brought in might have over stepped the boundaries and this will also upset the colonist. The colonies have never been happy with the fact that Britain had the right to regulate trade, but they have never really been happy with the face that the British policies will increase the internal tax. Then the stamp act was brought in the colonies together agreed that Britain had no right to tax them in this area. The stamp act was tax on documents. If you wanted to print anything such as newspapers
John Hughes and Benjamin Franklin came up with the Stamp Act which many people did not like. (DOC G) John Hughes was beggining to run the government down into nothing. Which would cause more taxes for the Americans and whatnot. The Americans would really begin to not like John Hughes and want to separate from Britian even more. So these were some of the reasons tt the American colones separated from the British.
Many factors influences the American rebellion known as the American Revolution. Though political influences existed, the American Revolution was primarily an economic rebellion, because of conflict over taxation and representation in Parliament. The colonists had strong beliefs that the English government was unfair and often tyrannical. The conflicts over trade, taxes, and government representation brought about the revolution that began shaping the United States as it is
Britain’s House of Commons decided to cut their taxes by one-fourth and proposed to make up for the loss by passing the Revenue Act of 1767. Townshend drew a plan that put taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea entering the colonies. Though it only raised 37,000 pounds, compare to the 500,000 pound pay cut in the treasury department, Townshend duties was very effective in arousing political dispute that had laid inactive since the withdraw of the Stamp Act. The revolution was growing strong and would finally be established after an incident in Boston in
However, the many taxes passed by the British Parliament hindered their progress, upsetting the colonists. One of the first significant taxes was the Sugar Act of 1763, enacted by the british parliament, which added a tax to sugar bought by the colonists. This tax enraged the colonists because they enjoyed the use of sugar and they didn’t want to have to pay more for it. The colonists, in response, began to smuggle sugar and other goods. The british, in response to the smuggling, set up a court without a jury present and the presumption was that the colonists were guilty.