The Puritans had saw the war as a sign of God’s displeasure. The government of Massachusetts appointed a committee to reform the colonist do to God’s displeasure. As a result, the devastation of the war to the colonies resulted in the Salem Witch Trials, which was to shift blame of the Puritans. In Virginia, Bacon’s Rebellion erupted due to the settlers desire for more land also governor Berkeley’s favoritism, corruption and Indian policy. Due to the rebellion, after Bacon’s death Great Britain had sent reinforcements to Virginia investigate the cause of the rebellion.
The French and Indian War altered relationships and created tensions between Britain and its American colonies. The political relation strained because of the laws like the Proclamation of 1763 that angered colonist. As a result of political laws like the Proclamations and Acts, the economy went is to poverty and depression. Ideological was seen by the colonist to be Independent. The French and Indian War made the British council establish new laws.
An analysis of Britain’s imperial policies during the time period from 1763 to 1776 reveals that British policies regarding issues like taxation and political representation were directly responsible for intensifying colonial resistance to British rule and for strengthening the colonials’ commitment to republican values. Great Britain’s 1763 victory over France in the Seven Years War made it the dominate power in North America, but the challenges associated with managing such a vast Empire required British policymakers to make tough decisions in the years following the war. The Proclamation of 1763 created an incredible amount of anger not only in the colonies, but also with the Native Americans. Many of the actions that resulted from the Proclamation were simply due to the lack of cooperation between the British, colonists and Native Americans. Britain had taken what was rightfully won by the colonies, and this fueled the colonists desire for the American Revolution.
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
How important were disputes over royal finances in worsening relations between Charles 1 and parliaments in the years 1625 to 1629? During Charles’s reign there were several disputes over finance such as the forced loan of 1626. It may be considered that finance was the most important reasons for the bad relationship between monarch and Parliament as it underpinned the other tensions such as foreign policy and Buckingham. For example Charles needed subsidies from Parliament with which to fight the war with Spain and France. Buckingham was also largely resented in Parliament due to his wealth and awful foreign policy.
As stated previously, the Forced Loan existed to fund England’s wars considering that Parliament was reluctant to grant Charles further subsidies. Foreign policy had been dreadful for England since Charles had become King due to large scale operations such as the Cadiz Expedition failing miserably. As such, it was becoming increasingly more expensive to fund. Due to this Charles demanded more
There were many parliamentary measures that were affecting most seriously the North American colonies from 1764 to 1774.The parliamentary measures that could be consider as most important ones during this 10 year period are: Sugar, Currency, Stamp, Quartering, Declaratory, Townshend, Tea, and Coercive Acts. By the cause of these parliamentary measures there was a push back from the colonies either by not obeying the law or by protesting against them. Some of the measures such as the Townshend and Stamp Acts were cut back because of the colonies unwillingness to obey them. The measures contributed to high political tensions between the Colonies and England. England had to be able to sustain their colonies so, The Parliament, desiring revenue from its North American colonies, passed the Sugar Act law specifically aimed to raise colonial money for the English Crown.
The American Revolution is one of the biggest events of American history. It resulted in the independence of those who no longer saw the queen as their ruler. What lead to the free people of the British Empire to revolt? One major turning point was the evening of March 5th, 1770 a fight between British soldiers and the townsfolk of Boston. This skirmish lead to the death and injury of civilians and the soldiers arrested for murder.
Amy Eason HIS 131-D8 February 14, 2013 Boston Massacre Analysis On March 5, 1770 an event occurred that would be in history books for centuries to come. With the political and social peace of colonial Boston under tremendous strain the people began to rise up against Parliament with anger, exasperation and embarrassment as their principal emotions. What is today known as the Boston Massacre is the result of the rising tension among the people of Boston due to the enforcement of the Townshend Acts in 1767 (Boston). Through the analysis of two very different accounts of the Boston Massacre: one being “An Anonymous Account of the Boston Massacre” from a 1849 reprint of A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston and the other being “Captain Preston’s Account of the Boston Massacre (1770) it is apparent that each is biased on the opinion of the writer, but both indicate the harsh political and social environment of colonial Boston. Looking first at the anonymous account, it is very descriptive of the events both leading up to the massacre and the massacre itself.
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.