Because of the large debt left by the French and Indian War and the subsequent Seven Years War, Britain pushed a series of unwelcomed taxes and acts upon the American colonists that stripped them of their civil liberties. Such acts included the Sugar Act and Townshend Act, which taxed common household goods such as sugar, glass, paper, silk, and lead. In response to the British East India Company’s looming bankruptcy, British parliament passed the Tea Act, which allowed the company to bypass colonial merchants. The Quartering Act forced colonists to house British soldiers, and was seen as a reassertion of British authority over the colonies. The Stamp Act, which placed a tax on all printed items, angered colonists the most because it was passed with a blatant intention of raising revenue.
The shots fired at Lexington and Concord on 19th April 1775 marked the dawn of a revolution in the colonies of America. When 700 armed British troops marched to Lexington and Concord to destroy hidden colonist munitions a skirmish broke out resulting in 384 dead. This unplanned a battle was caused by many things, including: a growing sense of American identity, the introduction to several new Taxes and Acts, the Boston Tea Party, and the Boston Massacre. It also affected many people’s lives in the long term, as it resulted in: the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, and the writing of the Constitution, and a new system of government being formed. A colonial American was not necessarily British, many Europeans immigrated America for a fresh start.
Document I also talks about colonists displeasure towards the British parliament. They claim that they do not have the same rights and privileges as their fellow subjects in Britain and that it is unconstitutional. In 1770 the Boston Massacre took place. An angry mob of colonists threw sticks, stones, and snowballs at British soldiers provoking them to open fire on the innocent colonists, killing many of them. Document B is quoted as saying “The propaganda impact throughout the colonies was profound”.
British Pigs in Powdered Wigs The disorganized and disconnected British rule on the thirteen American colonies created situations that led to the Revolutionary War. Through unwarranted taxes, unwanted wars, and an overall mismanagement of the colonies lead the colonies to view Britain as an incompetent government. These complicated times brought thoughts of a revolution which was critically evaluated by leaders in the colonies. Leading up to the revolution men voiced their opinion through writings and speeches similar to Patrick Henry, John Adams, and Samuel Seabury. Small disagreements between the English Empire and the colonies continuously went unresolved until thoughts of rebellion started to become a serious topic in the colonies.
The American Revolution Shawn Power September 8, 2008 There were many causes of the Revolutionary War. Some of them are the French and Indian War, Taxation, and England’s neglect to the colonies. All of these events caused the colonist to get together and talk about what England was doing to the colonies. England’s neglect to the colonies was a big cause of the American Revolutionary War. This neglect involved the development of triangular trade, trade laws, trials without juries.
But there are other courses of the break out of the armed conflict not just polices of the British Government that are the colonies as not all of the polices where unreasonable. The reaction of the Americans to the British was also could be a reason for the outbreak. Also some events affected the break out too. In 1763 Britain started introducing some rigorous policy’s, that where made change in the colonies and this was change that the colonies didn’t really want... This was because for year they where use to being on their own and Britain taking no interest in what they do.
The colonists couldn’t afford to pay many of the taxes imposed by Britain, and thought that they were unfair and unreasonable. For example, The Stamp Act taxed pretty much everything, like newspapers, bonds, leases, deeds, college diplomas, and even playing cards. Because of the colonists extremely opposition against this act, the British finally repealed it in 1766, but it didn’t take them long enough to replaced with the Declaratory Act. It stated that Britain had full authority to impose whatever taxation they wanted to. Another act that directly affected the colonist was the Quartering Act of 1765, requiring all colonists to provide provisions and housing, which could be the use of inns and empty buildings by the British troops under any circumstances.
While Concord was part of the revolution, it could be said that the city was split, and were very hesitant to rebel. The leaders eventually decided to join the Revolution due to the framework of their society being threatened, such as the enactment of the Intolerable Acts. The colonist's felt like “they were losing control of their political lives as well” (p107) According to several passages from the book “The Minute Men and Their World” by Robert Gross. They were originally fighting to gain representation in English parliament, when Concord suddenly changed into becoming to spearhead of the revolution with the minutemen. Prior to, and including on the eve of the American Revolution, the colonists in Concord had many problems of their own inside their society.
Why did the Boston Tea Party took place and what the results were? Answer:The Boston Tea Party was caused by the taxes imposed on colonists by the British. he Boston tea party occurred at the Boston harbor in Boston, Mass. In 1773 the colonists threw the tea off of a boat in protest of the British taxation. What was the most important response that came as a result of the”Intolerable Acts?” Answer:The acts triggered outrage and resistance in the thirteen Colonies,thus led to the American
British soldiers stationed in Boston became increasingly unpopular to Boston locals and one day, the locals held a protest outside a British customs house. It is said that someone yelled fire and British soldiers killed 5 innocent people when they fired into the angry crowd. The Boston Massacre exemplifies how British military measures backfired and allowed the Americans to gain a sense of unity in working towards a common goal of independence. It also introduced propaganda (information imposed by government and organizations with the purpose of spreading an idea or cause) and spread like wildfire across America about the injustices of British rule. Propaganda made it possible Paul Revere painted horrid images of the soldiers ruthlessly killing the innocent workers, and Samuel Adams, one of the most effective radicals in America, told stories of oppression,