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The Seven Year War had just concluded and Great Britain was left with a huge debt. Even if Great Britain had amassed a huge debt after the war, it’s once great opponents were now gone. This meant that all the land from France and the Spanish were now free for the taking in America. The American colonists also becoming more independent and all this free land would only encourage further independence. This was a perfect opportunity to tax the colonies to pay back the debt gained by the British and to reestablish British Authority. So the Sugar Act was put into place in 1764. The acts and events that followed pushed Great Britain and the colonies farther from each other. This gap created by the British showed the colonists that they did not enjoy the same rights as regular citizens even though they were Englishborn men. The discontent with Great Britain sparked the American Revolution, and now they were two different people. The colonists ignoring the Royal Proclamation line was the first of the events that led to the American Revolution. After the Seven Year War had ended, the British set up forts, and colonies such as Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania in French land that they had won. Angered Native Americans went on a raiding spree to claim back the land that they occupied. This was called the Pontiac’s rebellion and the Native Americans claimed that the French never did own their land so how did the British gain the rights to the land by beating the French. To keep the peace, King George III forbid the crossing of the proclamation line which ran from Canada to Georgia along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains. The colonists ignored this decree and pushed on. Another tactic was deployed to regain control of the colonies.The Stamp Act in 1764 was an effort by the British government mainly to repay a portion of their debt and to assert British authority back into the colonies. This act allowed the taxes on molasses to be cut in half but in return wine, sugar, spices, and coffee taxes increased. This act was the first time in history, the Parliament had enacted a tax rather than to regulate trade but to make profit. Taxation without representation was the basic right that was disrespected in this situation. The colonists had no representatives in Parliament and had no way to argue their case. In the same year, the currency act was also put in place, which prohibited the printing of paper money. Payments for British good must be made by using gold and silver coins or raw material. These laws did nothing but weaken the American economy.The next year, even more laws were placed on the colonists. The Quartering Act and Stamp Act were put into place in 1765. The Quartering Act forced colonists to feed and provide shelter to the soldiers currently in the colonies. The Stamp act put a tax on almost every single use of paper such as newspapers, pamphlets, and even playing cards. The British government seen nothing wrong with these laws and thought they were promoting the prosperity and safety of Great Britain and the colonies. The colonists couldn’t see it more opposite. They hated the conditions created by these laws and thought that the British government was repressing them. This was the last straw, and the Stamp act led to protests all around the colonies. The British government were shocked because they believed that they were doing good this whole time. The two different governments were now seeing how their relationship really is. Another reason why there was so much conflict is because of the lack of representation in Parliament. Again there was no way that the colonists can oppose the proposed laws before they are put into place

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