The Albany Plan

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Although the British Army helped remove the French, the American colonists’ most powerful adversary from their land, the British still had plans on controlling the colonies. The British attempted to tighten control of the colonies by limiting how far they were able to settle and raising revenue. These restrictions began to stir a resistance among the American colonists. The Americans desire to revolt and declare themselves as an independent nation in 1776 was impacted by events such as the Albany Plan drafted by Benjamin Franklin, Acts enforced by the British imperial government onto American colonists, and the Daughters of Liberty which boycotted British goods. The conflict and disagreement between Great Britain and the American colonies after …show more content…
To prepare for the coming war, seven colonies sent representatives to Albany, New York. The Albany Plan, a proposal introduced and drafted by Benjamin Franklin, would have been the first proposal to attempt to unite all the colonies under one government. This union would have formed a permanent federation of colonies. The proposal was introduced on June 19, 1754 to the Albany Congress and adopted the final version of the plan on July 10, 1754. Despite the support of many colonial leaders, the Albany Plan was rejected by Great Britain’s King George II and the union failed due to the colonists being biased and having felt allegiance to their colonies. Although the Albany Plan was not created to secure independence from Great Britain, the colonies desire for independence and the formation of a union to reform colonial-imperial relations began to …show more content…
After colonial merchants signed on an agreement to not accept any imported British goods until the Stamp Act was repealed, a group of colonial women, called the Daughters of Liberty, supported revolutionary principles of liberty. The Daughters of Liberty were established in 1765 during the restrictions and taxations of the Stamp Act of 1765. This group of influential women organized local boycotts against cloth and tea importations from Britain. As a sign of resistance to British imported goods, these women would hold “spinning bees” where they would weave homemade clothing to refrain from purchasing or using British products. In fact, locally producing clothing served as a symbol of patriotism throughout all of the colonies. These women organized boycotts proved to be quite effective as it led to the repealing of the Stamp Act. All of the resistance the American colonists were having towards Great Britain would only lead towards the American

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