Reasons Why The American Revolution Was Justified

Decent Essays
Many things bad and good has happened that led up to the American Revolution. Although Things done by the English were most likely done with good intentions, they were not good. The American Revolution was justified. There are many reasons to why the American Revolution was justified. One reason is that the Acts that England put in place were unreasonable. The Tea Act and the Sugar Act were good examples of it. They were both put in place with out their consent. With the Tea Act ,taxes rose up on tea. The colonists did not want to pay more. The Sugar Act was also about raising taxes on the colonists. It was made to replace the Molasses Act. It made it nearly impossible to buy anything. The colonists had to resort to smuggling goods to pay at an unreasonable price. Another reason the Revolution was justified was the unnecessary taxations. One result of the taxations were various tea parties, specifically the Boston Tea Party. Colonists dressed as Indians, stole boxes of tea and tossed them into the water. “Of the evening of Monday, being the 5th current, several soldiers of the 29th regiment were seen parading the streets with their drawn cutlasses and abusing and wounding numbers of the town”. With the taxations, colonists had to pay more, especially …show more content…
The Boston Massacre was one of them. It was caused by the presence of British soldiers. “…Demonstration of the destructive consequences of quartering troops among citizens in the time of Peace”. When the Quartering Act was put in place it let the British Soldiers stay at colonist’s houses. The colonists did not want them there and expressed themselves through the Declaration and Resolves of the first continental congress, along many other issues. With the Quartering Act it was possible that people could get tried in England instead of in the Colonies. That was a problem because people in the England did not know what was going in the

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    This event was caused by colonists’ anger at Britain as a result from the economic struggles they were facing from the taxes passed. If Britain had not passed the Stamp Act and other taxes/acts (such as the Townshend Acts) against America, then the colonists would not have been so angry at Britain. Though the colonists’ anger from the economic measures taken by Britain essentially caused all of the tension and hard feelings against the British soldiers, which is what induced the events of March 5th, 1770. However, these events were not properly, or truthfully, represented by the Patriots. The events of March 5th began to be referred to as the “Bloody Massacre” which was essentially propaganda used to persuade Americans to dislike England and want independence from them.…

    • 1749 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I believe that the greatest factor was the regulation the king put on the colonies with taxes and the colonist not having any say so about the taxes being imposed on them. Along with this factor is that the colonist were also upset because they felt that they had no representation in the British parliament, which ultimately led to the American…

    • 839 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Even this, Neo-Whigs argue, was not the whole cause. Primarily, the American colonists had grown to be so different from the English that the English style of ruling did not work for them. Even slight grievances were resented, because the colonists saw this as a violation of what they had begun to view as their rights. The Neo-Whig view justifies the American Revolution’s seemingly unwarranted existence by granting the Americans to be different people with different…

    • 1016 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    They might say that the actions of the colonists could have provoked war instead of trying to avoid it. The Boston Tea Party is an example of this. To be true, they are right to a point. Americans at the time did do things to provoke the British government and army, but they must know that they did try many times to reconcile before these things happened. An act of protest the colonists displayed was the Boston Tea Party.The Boston Tea Party was provoked because of the very high tea taxes being imposed on all imported tea.…

    • 840 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The Stamp Act Analysis

    • 807 Words
    • 4 Pages

    The acts passed by the British generated angry and motivated colonists. The British were not intentionally trying to infuriate the colonies; they had to find ways to get themselves out of war debts. But for every British action on the colonists, colonials had an overwhelming animosity toward their homeland. The reoccurring taxing prompted the colonies to rebel against Britain in attempt to become their own independent country. Striving to reduce the smuggling of Sugar into the colonies from Caribbean islands that were not affiliated with them, Britain passed the Sugar Act in 1764.…

    • 807 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The American Revolution

    • 1922 Words
    • 8 Pages

    The colonist did not want to be taxed by parliament without fair representation. It had the option to induct a few of the officials from the colonies into the parliament and use them as figure heads to quell the flames of the people. They could no longer give the argument that they did not have fair representation within parliament and would have to succumb to the taxes placed on them by the crown. This play could have been used during the Townshend Revenue Act, Boston Massacre, or even the Tea Act. Clearly the British had grown arrogant after defeating the French and ignored all of the clear warning signs for a…

    • 1922 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Quartering Act Essay

    • 704 Words
    • 3 Pages

    They did not trust the new Declaratory Act because that the act did not state clearly on how large the parliament 's power should be. The parliament could continue establishing laws to the colony if they wanted to. People form colonies could not accept these laws because they thought the new law was the access to tax more revenues in these colonies. (David, page 127) Townshend Duty Act of 1767 raised the tax on a lot of import goods shipped from the England. These items including glass, tea, paper, lead and print.…

    • 704 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Britain continued to see that the colonists paying taxes would only make things fair and lower the financial burden, so they developed a second act passed by parliament. The second act passed by parliament was the stamp act of 1765. The stamp act became bigger that the sugar act of 1764, as every piece of paper required a stamp that you would receive from a collector. As a form of rebellion, colonists took their anger out on the collector sometimes verbally and physically attacking them and their homes. As another form of rebellion, colonists refused to pay the taxes that they were given.…

    • 1127 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The British realized that they were not able to raise taxes in their own country based what happened during the cider riots of 1763. When the British Parliament tried to pass tax acts in Great Britain, citizens grew hostile and the acts were unsuccessful. Instead, the British turned to the colonies, placing multiple tax acts on them to help pay for the war. At first, these taxes that were implemented were not too serious because items like sugar were not widely used by the colonists. However, they still protested against it and the King repealed it.…

    • 1787 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Sugar Act Vs Stamp Act

    • 805 Words
    • 4 Pages

    The Sugar and Stamp Acts were passed through the years 1763 to 1765. Both were unwanted taxes placed on American Colonists to raise revenue. Because both were unwanted many acts of rebellion or simple discussions took place. The Sugar Act was passed in 1764 by George Grenville, Prime Minster, 1763-1765. This act placed a tax on all molasses and sugar and to regulate trade.…

    • 805 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays