Why Is England Justified In Declaring Independence

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In the 1600’s England had hopes of world domination, which is why with the discovery of the new world, North America, they founded thirteen new colonies along the eastern coast in hopes of claiming it for themselves; little did they know that in a hundred years or so they would be fighting the very colonists they had sent there in the first place. This didn’t just happen overnight, many attempts by the English to control the colonists took place and led to their build up resentment and resistance towards their motherland and to eventually declare their independence from England and start their own country. Some of the more strict laws and restrictions set in place by the Empire, and parliament, to establish greater control over the colonies included heavy taxations on almost anything and everything, not allowing Westward expansion, and invasion of the colonist privacy with the mutiny act. England took many steps to try to control the colonist but would in the end be extremely unsuccessful. To this very day people …show more content…
Oh yes, there is more. The Mutiny or Quartering Act of 1765 was the next regulation put in place as an attempt of England to control and force the colonist upon their will. The Mutiny Act forced the colonist to provide quarters and supplies for the British troops in America with no reimbursement entitled to them. This could almost be considered invasion of privacy to these American families for them to have to open up their homes to these British strangers and be expected to take care of them without any incentive offered. Although many of the colonists had already been doing this since the French and Indian War, they now resented that these contributions were mandatory. Many of the colonists resented this Act and they have almost reached their boiling point with the control that England had over

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