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 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.
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 battle at Lexington and Concord was similar to the Boston Massacre. A brigade of English soldiers opened fire on group of armed minutemen. At that moment an intense battle broke out and the revolutionary war began at that spot. The English expressed their iron grip on the colonies in several violent ways such as the attempted hostile takeover of the Middle and Southern Colonies. A more famous act of violence against the British was the Boston Tea Party in which several disguised Sons of Liberty members went aboard several British trade boats and tossed over 45 tons of tea into the Boston Harbor at an estimated value of 1.87 million dollars worth in damages.
“American/ French Revolutions” The legendary American Revolution altered the world’s political setting significantly. It began in the 18th century and led to the freedom of the American people from British law in the late eighteenth century. The prosperity and fertility of the American land appealed to the British rulers. They wanted to exploit the riches and the thriving resources existing in the bountiful land. A seven-year conflict between the French and Indian soldiers gave Britain the victory.
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.
Anwser:Issued in 1766 ,the Declaratory Act asserted that Britain's American colonies were subordinate to the British Parliament as well as to the British Crown,it was also for the better securing the dependency of his Majesty's dominions in America upon the crown and parliament of Great Britain to guarantee the absolute sovereignty of Britain over its American colonies. Why did the British troops open fire on the Boston citizens and how many people were killed or injured in the “Boston Massacre”? Answer:Having seen the townspeople acted angrily and without order,the British troops was really overwhelmed and nervous so they opened fire. 11 citizens were killed. Why did the Boston Tea Party took place and what the results were?
During the reign of terror , the national convention executed 40000 people because they rebelled against the national convention and the law of universal conscription. The N.C. Became extremely corrupt. The Directory another form of government, took over after the national convention. Napoleon crushed a royalist rebellion in Paris and saved the directory.
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.
The political upheaval during the last half of the 17th century was the start of The American Revolution. American Colonists were outraged on the introduction of a new system of High Taxes, such as the Stamp Act: It taxes all colonists on almost every type of document. This was taxation without representation. As the acts and taxes’ built up, the colonists had enough, and