Seven Years War Dbq Essay

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During the mid-seventeenth century, England was facing the enormous debt from the Seven Year’s War, where the British and its colonial allies fought France and won the war. The Parliament passed several laws to help decrease the debt. The Stamp Act, Sugar Act, and the Tea Act were all established to lower it, but it changed and affected many lives negatively, along the way. After the Seven Year’s War, the Parliament needed to find ways to solve the problem with the war debt. The prime minister, George Grenville helped by revising the Molasses Act.. Grenville immediately observed the customs service that were regulating the trading system and collecting taxes on imports and exports. He found out that the officers enforcing the laws were being bribed and there were also many people smuggling. With these officers, it was costing the government to pay for their salaries four times more from what they had collected in the duties. After this observation, Grenville became really strict about the revenues and officers. The Molasses Act of 1733 was hard to enforce as there was a tax of six pence per gallon on molasses imported to British colonies from non-British sources. Many rum-loving Americans did not favor this act, which led them to disobey it for decades. They bought molasses from French caribbean islands instead, since there was no tax on it. The government disliked the idea of smuggling, so Grenville thought of a solution to this problem which is the …show more content…
It had caused the government to tax the colonists. So, to reduced the debt of England, the Parliament created many laws such as Stamp Act and Sugar Act which was purposely to raise revenue, while the Tea Act was mainly for the salaries of judges and royal governors. Overall, all of these acts were not very successful as it was suppose to be because many unpleasant events happened as these were

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