He contended that with the poor atmosphere and climate in England, that such drink was necessary for relief or support of nature (D8). Not much was known about Lord Bathurst, but it was clear that he was inclined towards the lowering of taxes and fees as imposed by the government a year earlier. In contrast to Lord Bathurst’s statements was a speech made in Parliament by Lord Lonsdale in 1743. Lonsdale informed people that liquors like gin poison the mind and body, and causes people to make poor decisions. In addition to causing disruptions in social life, gin will also put more people in
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boycott, this resulted in a decrease in british trade for three years which eventually lead to the Townshend Acts being repealed by the prime minister.
The Colonists thought if they complained loudly enough that Parliament would get rid of the taxes. But any taxes Parliament repealed were soon reinstated with other taxes or duties. England was trying to raise money to pay for the French-Indian war and was heavily taxing the Colonists. Things got really bad when the British taxed the favorite drink of the Colonist’s, tea. Tea was really popular at that time, kind of like coffee is today.
The Boston Tea Party happened in 1773. It all started when the British decided to start taxing the colonists in many ways, including a tea tax, as a way to get back their war costs. The colonists refused to pay some of these taxes and therefore England had to retract the taxes; all the taxes were taken back except for the tea tax. Parliament decided to get their tea from somewhere else rather than from where their tea was being taxed. This plan, however, backfired when the ships at the harbor were to have their tea goods sent to a warehouse where it was stored for three years.
Between 1750 and 1850 the most important colonial possession in Asia was British India. Differing from the changes that British India brought to North America, the changes that the British made in Asia did not bring political independence. The East India Company was chartered in 1600 by the crown and was quickly made into a large powerful authority. The East India Company quickly took over India’s imports and exports in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries along with controlling the Chinese economy greatly with the power of opium imports. Britain operated on claims that their system was based on free trade but the practices that they followed showed anything but that.
Jason Walker 09/06/12 History Boston Tea Party The topic I have chosen to write about is the Boston Tea Party. This Tea Party was basically a resistant movement against the British Government. The reason why is because the British Government started to put taxes on the tea, and other things like the stamp act, to make the colonists pay for the protection they get from the British army that is there. But the colonist did not want to pay for those taxes at all. Reason being, is because the British army was not need.
Despite China attempting to completely control trade with the west within its own boarders, the British maneuvered their way around this agreement by “sending their compradors inland with large stocks of opium that could be exchanged for upcountry tea or Soochow silk.” Around this time, the British were selling roughly 1,400 tons of opium to China per year, despite the sale and use of opium being illegal since 1731. This angered the Qing dynasty, because it was “proved beyond doubt that opium addiction in certain parts of the army had become so serious that the troops were incapable of combat.” By the 1830s the rapid growth of opium imports had reversed China’s balance of trade, producing an outflow of silver and severe currency problems.With their military becoming weaker by the day due to opium addicted soldiers, in 1838, the Emperor of China appointed a highly Confucian commissioner, Lin Zexu to control the opium trade at the port of Canton. His first decision as commissioner was to enforce the permanent halt of drug shipments to China. However, when the British refused, Lin blockaded the British traders in their factories and cut off their food supply. Outraged by the actions of the Chinese, the British sent a large
The MPs were not happy with the forced loans and foreign wars so they presented Charles with the Petition of Rights which was just parliament saying that Charles cannot raise custom duties without parliaments permission. In 1629 parliament asked the king for an end to forced loans and imprisonment without trial. Charles agreed. Parliament granted him an increase on custom duties, but for one year only, Charles thought this to be an attack on his freedom to rule. He dismissed parliament and went on to rule for 11 years without parliament.
He required that his subjects “loan him the equivalent of five subsidies” and although it was “opposed by significant numbers in the localities,” the taxation still occurred as the government had “employed all its powers to eliminate resistance”. Moreover, the Forced Loan only happened as a result of Charles dismissing the 1626 Parliament, forfeiting his opportunity of obtaining further grants for his wartime expenditure. Parliament had already been antagonised by Charles’ decision to dismiss them and now that Charles was forcing taxation on others in order to fund his wartime expenditure, due to disastrous foreign policy which Parliament largely disagreed with, it is clear that the Forced Loan had worsened relations greatly. In addition to this, the financing of foreign policy also affected the relationship between Crown and Parliament. As stated previously, the Forced Loan existed to fund England’s wars considering that Parliament was reluctant to grant Charles further subsidies.
Countrymen! That worst of Plagues, the detested tea shipped for this Port by the East India Company, is now arrived in the Harbor: the hour of destruction, of manly opposition to the machinations of Tyranny, stares you in the face.” (Forbes 125). Sam Adams said this to get people excited and to give them self-determination. Adams made a sacrifice to lead people to dup tea into Boston Harbor for freedom against the British. Furthermore, freedom does not mean license, but the wisdom to choose what is right for oneself.