King George III And British Funds After The French And Indian War

King George III and the British accumulated a massive debt after the French and Indian war. British Funds experience a dramatic shortage, so Parliament was forced to place taxes on the colonists to offset the accrued war expenses. Paying off the debt from the seven-year war was King George’s main concern. By taxing anyone who was neglected during the seven years’ war the British funds could add to their empire thus by strengthening it more. Taxation came in many forms, the first was the Sugar Act (1764), the Stamp Act (1765) and the Townshend Duties (1767). Consequently, Colonists in the 13 states suffered higher expenditures, even imported tea would cost more than usual. All 13 colonies were instructed to pay higher taxes, however, Parliament …show more content…
In 1763 Parliament starts to reconstruct its policies with the 13 colonies, this was very controversial to the other states under British control. Evidently After the French and Indian war, the British had accumulated a massive debt with no other choice King George and Parliament decides they must get this money back from the other colonies. By raising taxes, Parliament could assert greater control over the empire as well as temporarily restrict expansion westward in Native American lands. Anyone who didn 't obey the king would be guilty of treason. Parliament drafted up a "Writ of Assistance” which was essentially a glorified search warrant this would prevent trading with the enemy, on the other hand, this was customary in English law, shortly after the Writ of Assistance was introduced, other various forms of taxes are introduced. Coffee, sugar, and wine were subject to higher taxing, this was known as the Sugar Act. Annual Revenue from the Sugar Act would help offset the cost of imperial administration. George Grenville was indifferent about the opinions of the colonists. His major goal was to raise a substantial tax revenue in the colonies. He finally got what he wanted with the Stamp Act of March 1765, the capstone of his imperial program. Parliament pushed too far when they enacted the Quartering Act of (1765), this required colonist to provide food and shelter to British soldiers serving in the colonies. There ratified Americans because it left no room for discussion. Providing food and shelter was extremely cost saving measure for parliament which meant less expenses. An event that would cause havoc to the British empire was the Boston Massacre, which five Bostonian’s died that day to the red coat armies. Many patriots ' lives under King George ruling went lost, however, the Sons of Liberty would capitalize and use the Boston Massacre as a way to gain control over the

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