When they won the French and Indian War, England had to make a few reforms. King George III declared the Proclamation of 1763, which forbid American colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains in an effort the stabilize relations with the Native Americans. However this angered many colonists who had land grants there and in turn, the Proclamation Line was ignored. This was the start of a series of disagreements between the two lands, as the American citizens began to gain a stronger taste for independence. Enlightenment writers such as John Locke, who patented the idea that it
The Sugar act was passed in 1764 to offset the war debt brought on by the French and Indian War, taxing imported sugar, coffee, and other items. The Currency act in 1764 also prohibited the colonies from issuing any paper money (The History Place). These two acts were threatening as they destabilized the colonies economy but slowly united the colonists. By 1765, the Stamp act and Quartering act was passed. The Stamp act imposed the first direct tax on the colonies on all printed materials from newspapers to legal documents.
During the French and Indian war the colonist pleaded for aid from their mother country, England, But now the war is over and there still remains debt to pay. In order to pay the war debt the King George III wanted compensation from the colonists through taxation, leading to the colonists questioning the authority of the British rule. New British policies led to increased antipathy of British rule. In the years between 1763-1776 the British started to impose new taxes and establish out of favor laws restricting colonial life, these eventually led to colonies creating new ideals and declaring separation from England. The French and Indian War’s ending left Britain in a huge amount of war debt.
Colonists protested these taxes by saying “taxation without representation” and by organizing a new boycott of imported goods. Still more money was needed so the final tax was placed, the Tea Act. This made the colonists extremely mad because tea was the most popular beverage in the colonies due to the necessity of boiling bacteria out of water before consuming it. Colonists rebelled in Boston by dumping 18,000 pounds of East India Company tea into the harbor. This event was later recognized as “The Boston Tea Party”.
In turn, they began to strictly regulate trade, and impose taxes on commonly used items. Although Britain attributed these changes to their expansion in territory," the colonists were infuriated. They felt this was unjust taxation. The colonists revolted in outrage because they had no one to represent them in Parliament and support their perspectives. Parliament passed the taxation most widely known as the Stamp Act, Sugar Act, and Tea Act.
There was some friction in the economic relationship between Britain and its American colonies. After the war, the British were left in a large debt. This caused them to strictly regulate trade and put taxes on commonly used goods, like playing cards and paper for the Stamp Act, as well as sugar importations for the Sugar Act. The colonists protested against these acts, leading them to begin a non-importation movement in which they would stop buying goods from Britain. The British were pressured into
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The Battles of Lexington and Concord in the spring of 1775 marked the beginning of open hostilities between the Colonies and Britain. These battles were the culmination of difficulties between England and the American colonies. The Colonists were fighting against the economic exploitation and political oppression of Parliament. The root cause of the revolution was the fact that Britain refused to believe that the colonies had outgrown, both economically and psychologically, their former status. Many, many things caused the revolution.
They felt that only their internal colonial legislation could tax them internally. People like Benjamin Franklin worked hard to help get this act repealed (Document F). Britain began passing more acts such as the Sugar act and the Currency act. The Sugar act was another tax passed during Grenville’s administration. This increased the jurisdiction of vice admiralty courts or maritime tribunals.
When the French and Indian War broke out between the British and the French, Britain hoped to use the colonies as an extra source of wealth to fight the war. As the area for war expanded from India to North America, the cost of the war increased dramatically. This lead Britain to impose new forms of taxes such as the stamp act which put a tax on legal documents and the sugar act which put a tax on sugar (which at the time was a commonly used product used in the colonies), and new regulations like the navigation acts, to prevent the colonies from trading with foreign nations. The colonies did not agree with Britain’s imposition of the new laws as they were not fighting the war. The colonists believed that they should have separate laws from Britain because they are not directly represented in parliament.