American Revolution Essay

1054 Words Oct 10th, 2012 5 Pages
Ques -Explain how and why slavery developed in the American colonies. Why couldn’t colonists use indentured servants as they had in the past?

Ans -The study of labor in the United States has a tendency to lean towards a myopic analysis of the battle between corporations and unions. Working-class organization struggling against industrial titans understandably dominates any modern labor discussion, but the sources of these conflicts in the US are older than the nation itself. The labor system in Colonial America established the pattern of labor exploitation witnessed and discussed continually throughout US history. Before the formation of the United States, the European colonies in the Americas had an insatiable demand for cheap,
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Begin with the action you think contributed most to the American Revolution.

Ans – The Tea Act of l773 and the Boston Tea Party contribute to the final breakdown of relations between Great Britain and England.
By 1773, a relative calm existed between the British government and her colonial subjects. While British soldiers remained in America and the Townshend duty on tea remained the law, moderates on both sides appeared to be gaining control. A new act of Parliament, designed to help a struggling trading company, would next fuel the growing conflict between the American colonies and the British government.The East India Company, once one of England’s oldest and most successful trading companies, faced economic collapse in the years following the Seven Years War. The high annual payment the company was required to pay the British government was a factor in the company’s financial problems. The company enjoyed many friends in the government, and responding to pleas for governmental assistance, the British Parliament passed the Tea Act in May 1773 to help the company. This act eliminated the customs duty on the company’s tea and permitted its direct export to America. Though the company’s tea was still subject to the Townshend tax, dropping the customs duty would allow the East India Company to sell its tea for less than smuggled Dutch tea.

Though Parliament did not pass the Tea Act as a revenue measure,

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