Relationship Between The American Colonies And Great Britain

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The relationship between the American Colonies and Great Britain were changed economically and politically after the seven years’ war (1756-1763). The conclusion of the war led to more events that began with The British Empire restriction on the expansion on settlings of colonists towards the states that were abandoned by the French colonies. The Great Britain won the war, so they went into deep debts which led to unfair taxation of the colonists. The real shift in mutual relationship is rooted in the atmosphere of Proclamation 1763. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was seen as being useful to the Native American Indians and Great Britain; however it was a disadvantage to the colonists. British Empire started tightening control once again its …show more content…
The goal of it was to raise revenue from American colonists. This Act imposed a tax on sugar and molasses imported into the thirteen colonies which affected the economic and the constitutional problem of taxation without representation. Therefore, it led to anger the American colonists and made their lives more difficult. Regardless of the income raised by the Sugar Act, British Parliament continued to impose a new tax on the colonies. In 1765, The Stamp Act created to make American colonists pay a new tax on every piece of printed paper they used in order to protect them. The Act was the first direct tax and so offensive to all colonists because it was set without any approval of the colonial legislatures. The Virginia House of Burgesses stood against this taxation by adopting four resolves of Patrick Henry. The resolutions indicated to declare that Americans should have the same rights as the English men, especially on the right to be taxed to their own representatives. The most powerful people of society such as lawyers and businessmen formed a group to strongly disagree about the Stamp Act, so they set many meetings to debate and to find a …show more content…
Many colonies kept accepting the British rules until 1772. However, in 1773, there was a direct protest by colonies against The Boston Tea tax that had been set by Great Britain. The act was about to raise the tea tax on the American colonies. Samuel Adams and some of the sons of liberty created a group to violate the British ships which caused to the Coercive Act that passed by British governments to punish the colonies and specifically Boston in 1774. Coercive Act restricted the colonies of practicing their religion, restoring order in Massachusetts, and punishing the Bostonians which led the American’s disobedience to gather and prepared for a war. In 1775, there was the first revolutionary battle happened when British troops engaged with colonial protesters at Lexington and Concord, because the colonies were treated unfairly to be represented in government. The battle created more revolutionary wars that led the relationship between the American colonies and Great Britain to end

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