The American Colonies

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The American Colonies for the past 20 years have become accustomed to living a thousand miles from their sovereign, the King of England and Parliament. This separation from “monarchial” control and power has created a tough and independent society, which although they believe themselves to be subjects of the crown, has molded an experience and lifestyle unlike any found within the “Crown’s” realm. Subsequently, these differences in lifestyles bond both Mother Country and colony on a path that veers from the typical empirical rule that has ruled the known world for the last century.
The journal asks what possible reasons Americans could have to begin to quarrel over our identity with the crown. We are not defiant because we simply have nothing else to do; rather we are defiant because we have been stepped on countless amounts of times by “Parliament (specifically, the House of Commons)” that insist that they are “the guardians of British constitutional liberty” only because of their victorious efforts against the “tyranny of the Stuart kings of England.” Yet, their understanding of a constitution is so much more different that they continue the same practices of the Stuarts.
Take, for example, the nonsensical use of authority to create laws that exerts extensive pressures on American families, such as the passing of the General Writs of Assistance Case in 1761. The writ allows British government officials the general right to search and seize colonist’s private property

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