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.
However, the French and Indian War (1754-1763), also called the Seven Years’ War, altered the political, economical and ideological relations between American colonies and Britain. The political and ideological views were changed because of the British belief in imperializing all the American colonies, while the Americans believed in liberty. Economical changes were also important because the French and Indian war created debts which resulted in taxation in the colonies. The French and Indian War created tension between Great Britain and the American colonies politically because of the expansion of and and borders, economically by high taxes, and ideologically through taxation without representation. The expansions TS.
The British treated Americans indifferently when they were actually the same country. Although the economy and diplomatic relations were significantly changed, the most important factor contributing was the political system. The colonies were not allowed to let their own economy flourish. The British set laws such as the Navigation Acts and rejected Mercantilism to restrict the American economy and help the
Depending on how one looks at it, it may be stated that a series of miscommunications ultimately caused the American Revolution. In general, when Parliament passed an act, tax, or law, it was to fix a problem they felt was detrimental to the colonies. The colonists, however, perceiving these policies as a deliberate attempt to repress colonial growth and gain wealth at the expense of the colonies, often misinterpreted them. These misunderstandings, such as the Proclamation of 1763, further alienated the colonists from their mother country, and along with obstinate resistance from Britain towards addressing colonial concerns, led to the consequent revolution. Although the colonists sustained a connection to Britain for more than a decade after the British victory in the French and Indian War, the strategies Parliament implemented to strengthen their hold on the colonies and pay off war debts, as well as their provincial views towards the colonists, primed the American colonies for independence as relations between Britain and its colonies began to sour.
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
The war also doubled Britain’s debt which led to the passing of the Sugar Act, which taxed sugar going into the colonies. The colonists believed they needed representation in order to be taxed and therefore didn’t want to pay any new taxes which led to reduced trade and protests as the colonial economy suffered. As a result the British passed the Quartering Act, sending more troops in, as well as the Currency Act and the Stamp Act, which gave Britain control over the colonial economy and established more taxes. The Committee of Correspondence was established as a result of the Currency Act to coordinate action against Britain. As a result of the Stamp Act the sons and daughters of liberty were formed; they led resistance efforts to end the Stamp Act.
Americans felt that since they had no representation in Parliament, and that there were decisions being made for them without proper representation, that they were slaves to the forceful word of the British crown. Even some countrymen in Great Britain felt that the Americans were being treated unfairly. Lord Camden believed that Americans were not being given their natural born rights as men. “My position is this – I repeat it – I will maintain it to my last hour, - taxation and representation are inseparable: - this position is founded on the laws of nature,” (pg.95, Major Problems in the Era of the American Revolution, Brown). It seems there was a miscommunication, because Britain was treating the Americans different from other British and also wanted to keep major control in anyway, like restricting trade from any other country (like France and Spain).
For more than a decade before the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775, tensions had been building between colonists and the British authorities. American colonists were angered by the actions of the British government because these measures were directed against the interest of the colonists. Some friction married the relationship between the colonies and the Britain. Britain in the wars relied not only on American enlistments also the British needed wagons and supplies, and wanted to house troops in private homes. But British often adopted coercive techniques to achieve these goals.
The British throne, trying to pay off it's war debts and for the cost of protecting the colonists from local Native Americans, decided to impose taxes on the American colonists. There was the Revenue Act of 1764 (known to the US as the Sugar Act) that taxed sugar, silks, and wine, the Stamp Tax (imposed later because the Revenue Act did not bring in enough money) which taxed local papers and print services. The
The American Revolution was fought because colonists felt the tyrannical government of Great Britain was abusing their authority, and directly affecting their way of life and happiness. The succession of the Confederate States was a peaceful way of saying to the United States that they felt they were using their power in an inappropriate way. The Confederate states were tired after years of regulations and acts that directly affected their way of life