The Townshend Acts were similar to the Stamp Act but they taxed different items, and they were put in place after the tax was repealed. Another important difference that the colonists overlooked was that these taxes were a customs duty that could be paid at American ports. All of these parliamentary laws caused uproars in the colonies. They believed that they were not fair because of the no representation of colonists at parliament meetings. The British, to colonial dismay, told them that they were represented because they had Virtual Representation because all parliament members represent all British citizens.
This brought the Navigation Acts. These acts were to regulate trade for Britain's own benefits and forced colonists to trade almost only with England. The king of England also felt that the colonies were there only to make the mother country rich. The colonists felt that King George did not care about them but instead their money. This did not pass by the colonists'
The Massachusetts government act deliberately changed the governing style of the colony by bringing it DIRECTLY under British control. The Quebec Act had nothing to do with the Boston Tea Party but it just happened to come up during that time and all it did was expand territory in Canada. Many thought that these laws were punishing all of Boston instead of the ones responsible for the destruction of Royal Property. Others thought all of it as violations of the their rights entirely and they completely stopped being identified as English. The harsheness of the laws made it hard for many people in the colonies to have any sort of positive feelings for
With Brits still in debt, they passed series of Acts on the Colonies, in order to pay of the debts. The colonist were not happy and often reacted with violence also, the colonist called for taxation without representation. For example, the Stamp Act put tax on papers, legal documents and newspaper. Due to that, the Sons of Liberty was
This gave colonists a sense of separation from Britain that exploded into war with a series of events starting at the Boston tea party and leading up to the battle in Concord. Each time Britain tried to gain hold of their colonies in America, the results backfired. Mercantilism was a way to keep American colonies in check but more so a means of monetary income. To Britain, their colonies were simply income of raw materials for production which equals money. To gain this money they had to export more goods than import.
They thought that colonists were British subjects who should obey British law and the taxes were due to the French and Indian War which was fought to protect the colonies. They also felt colonies profited from trade with England, and that the colonies were too far away from England to have representation in Parliament. Patriots believed that they deserved rights that were not to be taken away by the government, and taxation violated those rights. They claimed to have done their part during the French and Indian war fighting, and that they could not be taxed without representation in Parliament. Patriots also believed the British were causing violence, riots, and death (Boston Massacre & Boston Tea Party).
The first one is that our rights are not well enough protected. If we had a written constitution with a proper Bill of Rights, as they have in America, we would feel safer and more sure that we would be protected from governments that wish to take too much power. We have lost many of our rights in the UK and this is because we do not have a written Bill of Rights and because government and Parliament have too much uncontrolled power. Another argument is that the people of the UK would feel more patriotic and identify more with politics if there was a written and codified constitution as they have in the USA. Every American citizen knows about their constitution and they are proud of it.
One of the main reasons that the Revolution started in the first place was because of the Stamp Act that the King(George III) imposed. This made it so people had to pay a tax on all written documents. There was an uproar in the colonies, because the people felt that they were receiving less protection, less governing, and more taxes. People like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin felt that this was unfair, and thus the revolution began. Thomas Paine, a man who spread the ideas of the Revolution around the Colonies, said of the Loyalists: “Interested men, who are not to be trusted; weak men, who cannot see; prejudiced men, who will not see; and a certain set of moderate men, who think better of the European world than it deserves.
Conciliation with America Craig Wells Excelsior College Abstract As the colonies were separating themselves from the rule of tyranny and the Parliament authority, a few members of the House of Commons were striving for reconciliation with the American colonists. Taxes were being levied without the consent of the colonies and hostilities increased driving us towards war. Some members of Parliament criticized England of poor government and corruption and worked to negate a conflict with the colonies. A great new land was about to be born and instead of letting this new country develop and help provide for the greater of the English empire, the crown held it down with the chains of oppression. Edmund Burke Edmund Burke was born on 12 January 1729 in Dublin Ireland.
Tensions began to grow rapidly and the American colonies were becoming more opposed to the British and their King. Britain and the colonies slowly become more and more divided in the way they think and act, as shown when the British imperial polices were soon being established and enforced against the colonies will. Intensified resistance to the British rule made the colonies have more and more resentment with a want of independence to be separated from England. Although British made these imperial polices between 1763 and 1776 while the American colonies and Britain were ideally Father and Son nations, they had overstepped their boundaries as the father country and became monarchy based as they created new laws and enforced taxes and made