This act affected nearly all residents of the colonial ports. The colonies suffered a constant shortage of currency due to the creation of the Currency Act. This act banned colonials paper currency in which it caused a much bigger issued for the colonies because they was not allowed to used their own paper money to repay debts. An act that affected colonists that was rich, poor, merchants, farmers, and artisans was the Stamp Act. The reason that the Stamp Act affected this group of colonist because it placed a tax on printed material.
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.
The American Revolution did not satisfy the colonial goals for civil, political, social, and economic rights; however the Constitution did. All the American Revolution did was drive the British out of America. With the British gone the Americans had the ability to strive for civil, political, social, and economic rights, but the Articles of Confederation became an obstacle in their path to their rightful goals. During the American Revolution the American people wrote a lot about what they wanted to accomplish and attain. In Document A, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms, it is written that the American people feel they have been wronged by England because their rights are restricted and wish for these basic rights to happiness and such.
Mostly the Anti-Federalists thought that the Constitution created too strong of a central government. They felt that the Constitution did not create a Federal government, but a single national government. They were afraid that the power of the states would be lost and that the people would lose their individual rights because a few individuals would take over. As a result, they proposed The Bill of Rights, to make sure the citizens were protected by the law. They believed that no Bill of Rights would be equal to no check on our
From 1763 to 1776, Great Britain formed a series of Acts and was met with considerable resistance by the American colonists. This opposition eventually exploded into the American Revolution. The American colonists believed the newly won territory west of the Appalachian Mountains was theirs for the taking because they had fought in the French and Indian War as loyal British subjects. The settling of colonists brought them in contact with Native American tribes already residing in that territory. 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.
Chris Trujillo Mr. Robinson AP US History 10-3-2011 DBQ Essay: Alterations between Britain and America In the aftermath of the French and Indian War many relationships between Britain and the American colonies were changed drastically, especially in the areas of politics, economics, and ideology. The political side of Britain became more oppressive of the colonies, the economics in the colonies became much worse due to severe taxation, and Colonists developed and freer more united ideological ways. All of these issues between politics and economics caused the colonies to develop the “rebellious” and independent ideology they did. Because of the debt that Britain found itself in after the war, the British felt it appropriate that the colonists should help to repay the debt, due to Britain believing that they fought the war for the colonists with no assistance. The colonies however, felt that they fought the war side by side with the British, causing the two groups to have different political ideas.
DBQ American Revolution At the eve of the revolution it was evident that the colonists had developed a sense of urgency for their own identity and unity as Americans due to the constant political, economic, and social interference from Britain forcing them to break apart. Parliament began making laws that the colonists did not agree with. In order for the colonists to live how they wanted, they had to make changes; they had to break away from their “Mother Country”. As a result, the colonists began to slowly build their own identity. As identity grew away from British customs, unity among the colonists was beginning to increase as well.
The Sugar Act made sugar have a higher price and took away food supplies from the colonists. The Stamp Act was passed in order to raise revenue to support a military in the colonies. The Stamp Act made anyone who had a printed document, have to have a stamp to make it legal, which took away more money from the colonists and greatly angered them. The Boston Massacre occurred after the Townshend Acts were passed. The worst of the Townshend Acts was the tax on tea, which on estimate tea was drank by at least one million people usually twice a day, and later caused the Boston Tea Party.
The theory of political independence emerged in the colonies after the French and Indian War in 1763 due to recurring crises, such as taxation, trade regulations, and many other wrongful laws. The original plan, or call to action, of the colonies was the eventual plan to reconcile with Britain and return to the era of salutary neglect, which was lost after the French and Indian War. After particular events that led up to the American Revolution, the colonists formed a more united nation and realized their need and want for independence. During 1763-1766, many unfair acts were passed, beginning with the Proclamation Act of 1763, which prohibited the colonies from going west of the Appalachian Mountains. This law angered the colonists because this impeded them from obtaining new, cheap land.
In addition, Great Britain forbid them from trading with other countries. All the colonists wanted to do was to live peacefully, prosperously, and to proudly govern themselves. They wanted freedom! Unfortunately, the British would not allow it. In the 1770s vehement colonists were filled with animosity