British View On Why Colonies Revolted

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BRITISH VIEW ON WHY COLONIES REVOLTED 2 British View on Why Colonies Revolted For many years prior to the revolt, the colonies had been attracting various groups of individuals who were not supportive of the British government. There were those who came to be land owners and were hoping for a better life than they had in England. Others left England agreeing to years of work as indentured servants before becoming free individuals (Tindall & Shi 2013). Some sought freedom from religious persecution and others were forced to come as the colonies were a dropping point for criminals (Fogelman, 1998). This conglomeration of individuals put in place the elements which might be called the “perfect storm”. These very individuals encouraged a revolt against the English Parliament when merely asked to assist in financial support of England through taxes. Moreover, the English only asked this after years of supporting the colonists both economically as well as defending them in war. It was time for the colonists to be active members of British society yet they chose to act like spoiled children. The Relationship Between the Colonies and England England has been consistently supportive of the colonies. In fact, the charter compiled by the Virginia Company included wording to ensure that colonists would have all of the liberties, franchises as well as immunities which are available to citizens of England (Virginia Company, 2013). For a period
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