The Importance Of Self-Government In America

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Great Britain sent people over to what is now known as America, and those people started the thirteen colonies. While the thirteen colonies were controlled by the British, the Americans were unethically treated and didn’t have much say about what happened in parliament. This unfair treatment includes the taxation of Americans, there lack of representation in parliament, they also didn’t get to choose their role in wars. The Americans wanted self-government from the crown because they were unfairly treated by the monarchy. The Stamp Act was a tax that British parliament passed, to put a tax on every sheet of printed paper in the colonies. The actual cost of the Stamp Act was relatively small. What made the law so offensive to the colonists …show more content…
But the Americans viewed it as parliament abusing their power, and later resulting in the passage of agreements which limited imports from Britain. In 1770, parliament revoked all the Townshend taxes, except for tea, which pleased the Americans which caused a temporary truce between the Americans and the British, a few years before the revolutionary war. The Boston Port Act of 1774 was a response to the Boston Tea Party. In the Boston Tea Party, the Americans protested against taxation. “On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard.” Parliament wasn’t very happy about that, so they made the Boston Port Act, which closed down the Boston Port for all uses. Some of the Americans closest “friends” said that the Act was reasonable because all they had to do was pay parliament back for all that they had …show more content…
Bacons rebellion was caused that Governor William Berkeley refused to retaliate against the Native Americans when they attacked some frontier settlements. Bacons Rebellion of 1676 was a rebellion against Governor William Berkeley. The rebellion was led by Nathaniel Bacon. The reasoning for the rebellion was that Berkeley had a much disorganized government, that and there were a lot of different unfair treatment from the governor. Like, he didn’t let Bacon trade fur with the Native Americans. That helped motivate people to revolt against Berkeley. Berkeley also didn’t care very much for the colonist’s safety, which aided then to revolt.
When the colonists did the rebellion, the colonists ran Berkeley out of town, and torched the capital. At first the rebellion was being delayed because there were armed merchant ships from England, and he captain of the ship were on Berkeley’s side. Right after the rebellion, the forces of English government started to show up and take out anyone that was involved with the resistance or were in a resistance. And the English started to make a new government directly under crown

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