The Abolition Of The British Monarchy Essay

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In the late 18th century the Colonists reached the precipice of frustration resulting from the tyrannical abuse of the British monarchy, causing them to want to abandon the motherland and be their own independent country. While some taxes were imposed such as the Navigation Acts and Plantation Duty Act, the Sugar Act of 1764 was a main catalyst, followed by the Stamp Act (1765), Townshend Acts (1767) and the Tea Act (1773). The progression of the taxation and lack of representation in England created hostility toward the Crown. Several leaders sensed this growing tension, realizing the issue of representation was central to the issue, yet the Crown was refused any overtures to change the circumstances. Actions taken to revolt against the Stamp, Quartering, and Townshend Acts lead to the slowly developing war against the British. In 1770 the Boston Massacre, a revolt against the increased presence of British militia, lead to “3 deaths on the spot, wounding 8 others which 2 later died… leading to the Royal Governor’s removal from Boston.” The heavy-handed actions in the form of taxation and adverse military oppression by the British Government lead to revolts and rebellions that escalated to violence and prompting the declaration of independence by the collective 13 colonies culminating in the Revolutionary War. In the early 1750s, France expanded across the Ohio Valley, bringing continued conflict with the British colonies and in 1756 the Seven Year War officially began…

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