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
Parliament believed the colonists had started it and gained the most benefit from it, so they should have to pay for it. The crown and Parliament began a clash of increased taxes and more and more restrictions on the colonists. The colonists claimed “no taxation without representation” because they were being taxed but had no vote in Parliament and had no say in how the colonies were being governed. The colonists asked for a seat and a local representative government, but were deprived of both. Article 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the United States Constitution addressed the taxation without representation.
Salutary Neglect was a policy, of sorts, upheld by the British Empire toward the New World Colonies, which played a main part in contributing to the Revolutionary War. During the Neglect period the British imperial authority was not asserting the power it had over the colonist and they were left to govern themselves. Without the British being there Legislative Assemblies, Commerce and Trade, and Religion all had opportunities to develop a nature and identity that was separate from Great Britain. These things to, played a huge part in the start of the Revolution. Without the British Parliament and King standing over the developing states like an angry watchdog, the Legislative Assemblies of almost every colony had a chance to develop and became capable of governing themselves more successfully than Parliament was doing at the time.
It was used to keep British troops in America. Of course, Grenville thought that if he put a tax on any document he could make a lot of money off of the American society. The Americans could not come up with the money to defend themselves, so Grenville continued with the Stamp Act. The only other solution that anyone came up with was from Benjamin Franklin. He had said “If you chuse to tax us,” he suggested, “give us Members in your Legislature, and let us be one People.” Of course the proposition was denied.
Another example is Taxation without Representation. The colonists had absolutely no say in Parliament. The British would make crucial decisions about the colonies without knowing what was happening. They enforced many new laws and taxes without the consent of the colonies, such as the Intolerable Acts and the Stamp Act. In response to the new laws and taxes, the colonists announced a boycott on tea, had the Boston Tea Party, and staged protests.
In both pre-revolution Great Britain and the budding United States in the 1780's, taxing was unacceptable and representation was a huge deal. Colonists would use the saying "no taxation without representation" to express their feelings that they needed to be represented in parliament. Virginia spearheaded this movement and this was the philosophy that brought along the revolution, so naturally when the articles of confederation were written there was almost no reinforcement on taxes. Taxes are the easiest way for the government to raise money for themselves so this ended up to be a major flaw. The debate over representation would continue all the way to the constitutional convention when deciding how the states would be represented in congress.
The act mainly hurt the wealthy and educated class and they viewed it as a direct tax on the colonies without colonial legislation having an input. This act received a lot of backfire thought out the colonies, in Virginia’s House of Burgesses; Patrick Henry introduced five ways to resolve the Stamp Act stating that Colonist had the right to tax themselves’. News of Henry speech was published in newspaper across America. Another reaction to the Stamp Act was the Stamp Act Congress, a meeting of colonies in New York in October of 1765, nine colonies were represented and they drafted a petition stating the colonies should not have taxes put on them without their consent. The Stamp Act cause such an uprising in the colonies that it was repealed in
The lack of law enforcement and the lack of governmental power of the colonies allowed each of them to create their own government. The House of Burgesses, was the first legislative assembly of elected officials to be created, was created in Virginia. The Mayflower Compact also greatly impacted legislative assemblies and the United States of America today. The document was written by Englishmen on the Mayflower and is the basis of our government today. Along with legislative assemblies, commerce was also heavily impacted by salutary neglect which also paved how American society would function.
Once again, colonists feel they are taxed without representation, and ViceAdmiralty courts are to judge violations, jeopardizing the right to trial by jury. Samuel Adams organizes the Sons of Liberty in response. Originally called the Loyal Nine, their organization spreads from Boston to other cities. Their mission was to intimidate all Stamp agents to resign, making it impossible to collect the tax. All the agents they contact do resign.
In America people could change classes with hard work and virtue. Yet in Britain, people were born into their social class. The British looked down upon their American subjects as shown by the fact that during previous wars no colonists were promoted above the