Effects Of The Declaration Of Independence

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Many events and actions occurred before the Continental Congress issued the Declaration of Independence. Mainly, the English crown created and imposed many policies and taxes on the American colonists in an attempt to control the colonies. The English believed they were right in doing so because they had acquired debt from ongoing conflicts with France such as the French and Indian War. The British attitude was basically “ we fought the French and Indian War for the colonies, now its time for the colonist to pay up.” Starting with the Proclamation of 1763 and ending with the Coercive Acts these acts gave fuel to the fire that was to become the revolutionary war and the founding fathers issuing the Declaration of Independence. The Proclamation of 1763 banned colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains; this proclamation both appeased the Indians and infuriated colonists who desired to move west and claim land following the French and Indian War. Shortly after, on April of 1764, the Revenue Act or Sugar Act was passed …show more content…
The Proclamation of 1763 prevented the expansion of land in the colonies. The Stamp Act affected every part of colonial life, such that some colonists could not even get a marriage license without having to pay the tax. The Tea Act undercut American tea merchants, decreasing profit and hurting the economy. The Coercive Acts in essence stripped power from the colonies and increased their hatred for British crown. All of these events and more were a major part in the Continental Congress issuing the Declaration of Independence. Personally, I would not want to be governed by someone on a different continent or pay unjust taxes without having a member of my community or representative plea my case to the governing authority. Hence, I support the decision of the Continental Congress and sign the Declaration of Independence from

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