No Taxation Without Representation : The Seven Years War Essay

1297 Words Oct 19th, 2014 6 Pages
Sharon Wu
Prof. West
History 7A
October 16, 2014
No Taxation without Representation The Seven Years War, a global conflict known in America as the French and Indian War, took place on May 15, 1756. This war brought to England more land in America and any English Subjects living in America had more land and more money. However, the outcome of the war was not only a victory to Great Britain but also debt to the country. As the name described, the war lasted seven years and for seven years, a country had to willingly provide any military material needed. The costs of war became a huge burden to the British government. Since King George III saw it the war as beneficial to the citizens living in America, it was only right to take back money from them. Remember that King George III was tyrannical and he saw no rights of any oversea citizens to opinionate, he passed the Stamp Act of 1765. Followed by many acts that the king passed, the American started realizing that there was a pattern that their representation in the English Parliament was insignificant. Illustrated by the American, no representation in the parliament was established and that their opinions did not matter and had no power over the king and those living in Great Britain. In Contrast, the kings believed that as English citizens, it was right for them to obey their king and to follow any rule made by the king. It was arguable between the two stand points and that there are reasons why both sides chose what they did…

Related Documents