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.
The Boston Tea Party was the final act of focused rage against a Parliamentary law. The Americans were well organized to resist new financial demands placed upon them by the British Parliament. In 1765 the secret organization known as the Sons of Liberty was created to boycott British products. By early 1773 the assemblies of Massachusetts and Virginia had created the Committees of Correspondence, which were designed to communicate within the colonies any threats to American liberties. The Boston Tea Party was an important event of civil disobedience against the Royal Company that fired up Americans about the problem of the sugar act, the tea act and helped trigger the revolutionary war.
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.
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.
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.
The major areas of disagreement between the American colonists and the British policymakers that developed during the period 1763 to 1776. Great Britain’s victory in the French and Indian War gained new territory west of the Appalachian Mountains for the Empire but at the same time added great debt to the Empire. Great Britain looked for revenue from the American colonists as part of the solution to their growing debt issues. Great Britain’s attempts to gain tax revenue from the American colonists increased tensions between the colonies and Great Britain. From 1763 to 1776, Great Britain formed a series of Acts and was met with considerable resistance by the American colonists.
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
Another cause of the shots fired at Lexington and Concord was the introduction to several different taxes and acts. From 1763-67 British Parliament introduced a huge amount of different taxing acts, including the: Sugar Act 1764, Billeting Act 1764, and Stamp Act 1765. These acts caused a further increase in tension between British Parliament and the Colonists. And this tension lead to small acts of resistance, such as organised protests, boycotts of British goods, and smuggling. This tension and resistance caused many to grow sick of British rule and rise
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.
The famous American founding father, Thomas Jefferson once said "The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave." Indeed, this wave he was speaking about was present in the American Revolutionary War, and it changed the idea of government for the people, of the people, and by the people”. America wanted to break free from the rule of the British Empire, because of Great Britain treating Americans as second-class citizens, and also the Americans desire to establish their own government. You cannot understand the nature of the American Revolution, unless you understand the events which led up to the American Revolution: The French and Indian War(1754), The Proclamation of 1763, The Stamp Act of 1765, The Boston Massacre(1770), and the