Townshend knew that his program would be controversial in the colonies, but he argued that, "The superiority of the mother country can at no time be better exerted than now." The Townshend Acts were created right after the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act was the English parliament taxing stamps on the colonies and it ended by the colonies wanting to have the same rights as the english. Unlike the stamp acts, it took quite some time before the colonists were concerned about it. Soon the colonies started to boycott, this resulted in a decrease in british trade for three years which eventually lead to the Townshend Acts being repealed by the prime minister.
It stopped almost every American vessel from sailing and closed trade with Europe; however, instead of disturbing Britain’s economy, the act adversely affected every region of the U.S., and its economy stalled. The Embargo lasted until 1810 when Congress passed Macon’s Bill No. 2, which reversed
They were determined to reestablish Roman Catholicism throughout her realm. Mary married Philip of Spain shortly later, and the persecution of the Protestants began. The churchmen fled to Germany and Geneva to escape from her wrath. Nearly 300 men and women were burnt at the stake. Cranmer was imprisoned in London but was then sent to Oxford and sentenced to undergo ceremonies to indicate that he no longer held office in the church.
The influence of Somerset came to an end in 1550, having been overthrown due to the rebellions in the West and in Norfolk which had led to unemployment discontent amongst the people and high prices for food stuffs. He was replaced by the Duke of Northumberland who headed up the Regency Council. His initial attention was focused on resolving the problem of making peace with both Scotland and France – both countries had been at war with England and to gain the support of Edward in solving this problem he allowed increasingly radical reforms to be introduced into the Church of England. Laws were passed to make churches plainer. Catholic churches were rich in decorations and colour.
One of the minor ones were that you were allowed to get a divorce and one of the brutal ones were that Henry VIII Henry was born in 1491 in Greenwich Palace near London and died in 1547 and between those years Henry made some changes to the church. One of the changes he made were making divorces legal as the pope said no to his request to get a divorce with Catherine of Aragon. Another reason was that he wanted more money so he could got to war with France which was very expensive. He sent his people to close the monasteries down and collect all the money and he collected all the money from the Church of England (the church he founded). Henry also wanted more power because he wanted Europe to know that England is a powerful country and he wanted a son because he thought that men were more powerful than women.
His son who succeeded him, Charles VI (also called Charles VI the mad), was mentally ill. Tensions within the country between different houses allowed England's King Henry V to begin regaining lost ground. The defeat of the French at Agincourt in 1415 solidified his position. The French loss at Agincourt was due to similar tactics that brought about their destruction by the English in the battles of Crecy and Poitiers. The improvements that the French army had made during the reign of Charles V and thus, the subsequent similarities that had arisen between the two countries' armies, disappeared.
During Henrys reign though it was some time after the war of the roses he felt paranoid about ‘pretenders’ and betrayers, and he was extremely harsh when dealing with those who dare threaten him, this was a very different attitude to Henry Tudor, this made the country seem much more brutal, and during these times, executions were entertainment and during Henrys reign the country was not short of entertainment because of Henrys careless approach, gaining popularity throughout the country. Henry Tudors oldest son, Arthur, dies in 1502 leaving his youngest Spanish wife Catherine of Aragon, who was kept in England for seven years and during this time she led an uneventful life, and when Henry Tudor dies, Henry VIII wasted no time in marrying Catherine of Aragon, and by doing this he strengthened to Anglo-Spanish alliance, to prepare for an invasion of France, and also it was a symbol of righting his fathers mistreating actions towards Catherine, when
Another complaint was that King John angered the Roman Catholic Church, which led to every church service in England being banned and the Pope excommunicating him. With this the people and barons were scared. The Catholic Church taught that the people could only ascend into heave if the Catholic Church believed that the people
Although William was born in Germany, he inherited his thrown in the Netherlands where he led the Dutch revolt against the Spanish crown. William had always believed in free practice of religion and pitied religious movements such as the Calvinist movements in France and the Netherlands (heritage-history). William’s beliefs about religious freedom led him to defeat the Catholic forces under the control of Louis XIV of France. Because of this defeat, the Catholics were driven out of the Dutch Republic (bbc.co.uk). Many Calvinist refugees fled to Holland and Zealand from other provinces because these countries were religiously tolerant.
If the government were to ban this because of its highly offensive and challenging nature, the people might slowly see their freedom of speech disappear as more and more ‘offensive’ actions were banned. The framers were not ignorant to the possibility of flag burning; they formatted the Constitution to protect the freedoms of the people- including the freedom to protest the government which is supposed to strive to protect those freedoms. Though the people may be offended by these actions, we must attempt to defend the ideals the flag represents instead of their physical form; for these ideals cannot be destroyed by fire, but they can be damaged by the restrictions of the freedoms the flag represents. The Amendment proposed to ban flag desecration would affect many Americans. Strict laws would prevent all flag burning- even the respectful disposal of flags by organizations like the Boy Scouts.