The Conflict Between The American Colonists And The Declaration Of Independence

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It was not until the mid-1700s that American colonists and the British empire was unable to coexist with each other. This phase of differences and disputes ultimately led to the Declaration of Independence. What led to this drastic disagreement? The truth is that the British empire was in a bind and felt that everyone including the American colonists must pay. So this led to the division between the two and resulted in several Acts being passed and Independence being declared. To understand why there was a dispute, you must know what was happening during this time period. Britain had just ended the Seven Years War (the French and Indian War) and was drowning in debt. In order to make up for their money loss, Britain began imposing policies towards colonies. These policies included the Stamp Act, the Sugar and Currency Act, the Townshend Act, and the Tea Act. These Acts were an effort to aid in the on growing debt of Great Britain. But these policy changes were a complete surprise to the American Colonist because Britain government rarely intervened with the colonies. So the colonies felt that the British government was gaining …show more content…
The revenue made from the policy would pay the governors and judges salaries. This Act also increased the search warrants laws. The major problem with this Act for the American colonists was the legislators had lost power. Americans felt that this Act was one step closer to a tyranny type government. Boston made the effort to teach Britain a lesson by boycotting any retailer who imported goods from Britain. The harsh reality of that is the fact that their economy would decrease, so they had to delay their actions until 1769. Between that time American imports from England decreased significantly. This was beneficial to local craftspeople and impoverished women because now American colonists were buying goods from their fellow

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