Were the Colonists Justified in Rebelling Against Britain? I believe the colonists were justified in rebelling against the British, because of the abusive king and British parliament, the taxes without representation, the laws without consent of colonists (such as the Quartering Act), and deaths of the colonists in brutal events, such as the Boston Massacre. All these events combined caused outrage throughout the colonies (such as the Boston Tea Party, and tarring and feathering of British officials), and sparked a rebellion that would change the history of the colonies forever.
In conclusion, the Colonists were very justified in waging war as they were being over taxed, being ruled from across the sea, and weren’t being taken seriously. The main reason was that the King was no longer for his people and was for the money instead. They were rightly justified because a leader of a country should always be for his people. These reasons helped the Colonists because it gave them a reason to keep going when things got tough. They could see the future of this country and they continued to fight until they could live their vision and
In 1763, the French and Indian War ended, leaving Great Britain with large debts. In order to help with the debt, Great Britain passed laws to tax the colonists. The colonists were furious. Were the American colonists justified in waging war and breaking away from Britain? Yes, the American colonists were justified in waging war to break away from Britain because the British Parliament was over taxing the colonists, the colonists were forced to stay on the East side of the Appalachian Mountains, and they had to pay to house and care for British soldiers.
The 1920’s, was a decade of change, when Americans owned cars, radios and other electronics for the first time. The cars brought great transportation and the need for new roads. The radio brought music and entertainment to all. Electronics became a wide phenomenon where it helped with things from transportation to cooking. The 1920’s was a new era which brought immense change to Americans but after WWI, the nation suffered with strikes and a targeted upon communists and foreigners. This was also the time of the red scare. The Red Scare had begun following the Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917; a nationwide fear of communists, socialists and anarchists.
In conclusion, the American colonists were fully justified in their declaration of independence from Great Britain. The American colonists never deserved any of the punishment they received through taxes and the other means that were placed upon them. With the continuous counts of corruption acts being placed upon them, American colonist felt no choice but to revolt against the British. Before war commenced colonists made several attempts in peacefully expressing their disapproval, however, the attempts continued with results in
The American Revolution was the first of its kind. Colonist rebelling against a supreme power, and successfully overthrowing Great Britain was at the time, something unheard of. In 1776, the colonist wrote the Declaration of Independence to declare independence from England. Over 200 years have passed since the American Revolution, and the question remains. Were the American colonist justified in waging war and breaking away from Britain? The answer to this question is yes, the American colonist were justified by taxes imposed by Britain, the Proclamation of 1763, and their unalienable rights being violated.
If we did not fight, we would have been enslaved by the British. Which they would have taken the land that the united states taken and replace the U.S flag with the Union Jack flag. If they replaced the flag that stands for freedom and soon became the sign of peace, that is why I’m with what happens with the british. They impressed our ships and took the men that were on that ship. So they deserve whatever coming to them. There was a debate between the government if we should declare war or try to negotiate with them to see if they would return the men they took and the ships safely back to the U.S. But did that work nooo so we had to get our hands dirty, so we declared war on them.and right as we did so the british started to march through
The Americans were justified for independence because of harsh british acts.”The British King made the colonist move to the east due to the New law of the proclamation of 1763”(Doc A).The King made the colonists move and they lost a lot of land that they owned and were forced to go east after the proclamation was made.This was just one of the many acts put on the soldiers.”The Quartering act made the colonist house soldiers”(Doc G).The king made them house soldiers with the quartering act and made the colonist mad with the unfairness.The Americans were treated poorly and with unfairness by the king.
“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” - Benjamin Franklin. This famous quote is said during the American Revolution, an event that created a new country, the United States of America, now one of the most powerful countries in the world. The American colonists, under the unfair and strict laws of the British government, fought and rebelled for their rights and liberty. But were the colonists justified in waging war with Britain? The answer is yes, the colonists were justified due to the unconstitutional acts made, the lack of representation in political affairs, and the cruel and unrightful punishments given by Great Britain.
After the French and Indian War in 1763, the colonist were celebrating there win with a great amount of nationalism. While this was happening, the mother county, the British Empire was in debt from the war. The only way the mother country could receive the money was by taxing the colonists. Most of these taxes were already in the law but were never enforced. Amazingly, this angered the colonists. Most of the colonists were influenced by the small percentage of people who riled up the rest. ( Document 4). Thes pople were called the Sons of Liberty or Patriots. It wasn’t long before the colonists started a revolution So the question is were the colonists were justified or unjustified in waging the revolution and braking away from the mother
In this essay I will explain whether the Americans were justified in waging war on the British. In my opinion I think the Americans were justified in waging war. The British made up unfair taxes. They were tyrants that had complete power over the colonists. The first reason for the
The years of 1763-1765 were truly defining moments for colonist of the colonies, soon to become the United States of America. ‘’War! War! This is the only way!” American Colonist shouted,as they took to the streets proclaiming defiance of British rule. “We as a people shall fight for our freedom
The first reason the revolutionary war was justified was because the king ignored a myriad of petitions. In return, their “petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.” (7) Can you serve, respect, and honour a country that has brought death and soldiers into your land? Even after the King George III received the pleas of the settler, he continued to send more troops to their land, waging a silent war with the colonist’s. In Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, makes a very bold point that supports a big reason why the colonists were not guilty of declaring independence from Britain. He says “But...then tell me whether you can hereafter love, honour, and faithfully serve the power [ English Parliament ] that hath carried fire and sword into your land?” (6)What Paine
The affirmative team would have you believe that the revolutionary war was justified. However, this is not correct because First they said that the colonist shouldn't be ruled by a country(a small island as they put it)that is 4340 miles away.But what they forgot to mention is that the colonist were sent over with British supplies and money.They also forgot that the colonist didn't leave for freedom from the British but for freedom of religion ,economic gain and many other reasons, according to bbcfamily.com.Which means the colonist knew they would be under British rule still.Also, our opponents say that the British butchered 5 of the colonist and injured more. I admitted 5 colonist died in the Boston massicure but not butchered ,they were
James E. “Pa” Ferguson was born on August 31, 1871 in Salado, Texas. His life was more of a fall, rise, and fall. At the age of 4 his father, James Edward, passed away. His mother continued living on the farm they had, and Ferguson began to work on the fields at a young age. At age 12 he attended Salado College, however, he ended up getting kicked out of for disobedience. By the age of 16 he left home for 2 years wandering around, living of any job he was offered. Afterwards, he returned to Bell County, where he briefly studied law and was then admitted to the bar in 1897. This is the point where he slowly began to rise up.