The American Revolution should never have happened. The British were not tyrannical, oppressive rulers although the American colonies perceived them to be so. The American colonists misperceptions led to revolution and independence.
Imagine a country where the government could do anything they wanted because it was simply their “right.” The revolution was caused by a series of events which were started by the king passing taxes on the colonists and enforcing laws which were violating the civilians natural rights. There has been an argument since the war started about whether the colonists were justified in declaring independence and breaking away from their home country. The American colonists were justified in waging war for independence against Britain because the british government ignored countless formal petitions sent, the government didn’t have the right to impose taxes on the settlers, and Britain waged war against the colonists.
The American Revolution was justified because the colonists were not being treaty fairy and equally by the British. And according to Jefferson, “people being oppressed have a moral obligation to rebel against their oppressors”. From the beginning, the colonists were not given the full rights as British men, just because they were not living in that country. The Navigation Acts passed by the Parliament to restrict colonial trade, and all of colonial trade with Europe had to go through England, overall they wanted to keep colonies in a position of economic dependency on Britain. And that was a serious damage in the colonial economies and people’s aspirations, it makes many colonists unhappy and smuggle goods to other country. And British
According to the Declaration Of Independence, abuse of the representative powers and their natural rights gave the people the right to eliminate their current government and create a new one. Thomas Jefferson outlines the mistakes of the British government, and asserts that citizens were restricted of natural rights. In such case, during the American Revolution, colonies had the right to get rid of their government because the king was not rightly protecting the citizens rights. Not only that, but direct taxes were enforced upon the citizens leading to acts being passed in opposition to the rebellion. All things considered, I would say that the American Revolution was justified under the Declaration of Independence.
This had greatly disappointed the colonist. So when the king put taxes on them, they were not happy. This problem also has a fancy term called ‘’taxation without representation’’. The colonists felt used by a government who did not represent them nor cared about their opinions. They felt like slaves to England. These bitter feelings got the colonist to the point of revolt. These sentiments can be realized by Patrick Henry’s quote “give me liberty or give me death!”. The colonist prepared a petition called the olive branch petition to stop the taxes, while also preparing for war. After the king declined their petition and promised to demolish all of the rebels, the colonies were fired up. There were many wars after that like the battle of bunker hill and the revolutionary war. Finally, on July 4 1776, the Americans got their freedom from the British.
The justification of the American colonists was closely observed as humane solely based on the unfair treatment of laws the British implemented in American colonies. A betrayal all started among the colonists by the British, resulting this betrayal with unfair taxation due to the pricey French and Indian War. Furthermore, the taxation on certain essentials alone displayed furious responses by all the colonists, seeing as they had little to no money to support themselves. Within those incensed responses, the British abstain from listening to what the American colonists had to say. Therefore, their lack of any possible negotiation lead the colonists to start a rebellion to get the British to pay closer attention to how they perceived their laws.
The American Revolution was not the consequence of any single event or any single legislation. It was a result of some combined factors playing against the wellbeing of the colonists and imposed upon the colonists by the British government. But a series of laws related to taxation which were passed between 1763 and 1775 can be considered as one of the most important factors which instigated the American Revolution. It was in respect of responding to such legislations that debate began on what should be the appropriate nature of such response. For opined that the response to such impractical and overburdening legislations must be vent through proper ways of discussions and deliberations while some others
(Is it okey if I will start my paragraph with my thesis? My classmates suggested me to put a background information before; however, I have it after my thesis. ) The American Revolution was not a war, rather a fight over unfair taxes and denied social rights. During the Revolution that happened in 1763 until 1783, patriot colonists fought over loyalist British taxes, that later brought into freedom and unfair social rights. Countless number of people have died in agony during the battles and boycotts that in the end brought independence for colonists, however, not to everyone. Men colonists needed to fight against powerful Great Britain to
Henceforth, the overall rundown of the book is based off the British view of the the American Revolution and how they viewed the colonist from a retrospect in the events happening. To begin with, King George the III had been placing taxes on the colonist, which made them furious over their relationship with him. The loyalist saw these “acts” as a part of
In this paper, I seek to build on the literature that discusses on the influence of taxation on the revolutionary war. I seek to determine ways in which taxation affected the American colonies and their response as well. I argue that the imposed taxes made the Americans resist the rule of the British government. The Americans lacked representatives in parliament, a factor that contributed to laws that exploited and suppressed the people living in the colonies. Further, I also consider other factors such as the western land policies and the lack of representation and the way in which they contributed to the declaration of the war on independence. Importantly, this paper will use scholarly materials from other historians and philosophers to show
George Washington once said “to be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” This quote exemplifies the just nature of the American Revolution. The American revolution was a political revolt started by colonists in order to gain freedom from Great Britain’s monarch. As suggested previously, this war was unquestionably vindicated. Colonists fled from Britain to escape The King. When starting their own nation, they wanted to create their own paths, freedoms, and futures. However, these desires were not immediately attainable. Immediately Britain began micromanaging the colonists, forcing them to pay reparations for a war they did not benefit from. It is understandable that colonists were angry. Parliament was relentless, passing the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act, as well as numerous other ploys for money. The colonists, eager to start a new nation, were already facing enough difficulties without British Parliament and the King breathing down their necks. Colonists were not able to vote for members of Parliament, therefor felt as though it was unfair for them to be ruled by a force they had no control in. The colonists had the right to start a war, and a justified one at that. It was, and still is, considered an important American right to rise up, should a government turn oppressive.