Samuel Adams

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  • The Proclamation Of 1763 Summary

    American Revolution. II. Lexington and Concord, MA in 1775: In the early 1775, General Thomas Gage sent his troops to seize the ammunitions that were hidden in Concord, Massachusetts. The troops were also ordered to detain the “political traitors” Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who were staying in Lexington; however,…

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  • Britain And British Colonies Essay

    The relationship between Britain and the colonies was evolving as time went on. As it first started the colonies thought they were better off by standing as individual colonies because it would be better for each colony to handle its own governing instead of becoming one united unit. They hoped this would eliminate Britain from gaining too much authority against the colonies. This may have worked for some time, but British had a war to pay for and started to tax the colonies to pay their debt…

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  • Mercantilism In 1763 Essay

    Due to mercantilistic views and extreme financial deficits from multiple wars, Britain was scrambling to increase their revenues around the 1750s and 60s. England was in major debt from over 80 years of various conflicts and by the end of the French and Indian War, thought it made sense to have the colonies help pay for a war that was fought to protect their homes. Britain also valued the concept of mercantilism, which stated there was a fixed amount of wealth in the world and the more one…

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  • Boston Tea Act Research Paper

    On May 10th, 1773, Great Britain's parliament passed the Tea Act. The main objective of the Tea Act was to save the East India Company from bankruptcy, by lowering the tax on their tea. Also to give a monopoly on tea sales to the East India Company. Since all legal tea entered the colonies through England, it allowed the East India Company to pay lower taxes in Britain. The East India Company was doing well and the British wanted to give it more business, but the tea act lowered the price way…

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  • History Of The Boston Tea Party

    The Sons Of Liberty were a secret society, and only men could participate. The people who led the group were, John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Even Paul Revere was in the group. Woman could not participate because men thought they were only good for, cooking, cleaning and tending to the family. Woman were not really treated fair or appreciated in the year 1775, and even long before that…

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  • The Causes Of The Boston Massacre And The Boston Tea Party

    After fighting in the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), Britain was left with an immense debt on their shoulders (Chapter 4). It was up to George Grenville to help reduce this debt and save England from a disastrous future (Chapter 4). His plans were set into motion when parliament passed acts that they hoped would raise money to pay off the debt (Chapter 4). However, they did not foresee that these actions would lead to the American Revolution. Although the change in British imperial policy…

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  • Charles Thomson Essay

    truth." In 1759, he published a book called "An Enquiry into the Cause of the Alienation of the Delaware and Shawnees Indians from the British interest." Thomson was a leader in the revolutionary crisis of the early 1770 's. John Adams called him the "Samuel Adams of Philadelphia." He served as the Secretary of Continental Congress through its entirety. Through those 15 yrs. the Congress saw many delegates come and go, but Thomson 's dedication to recording the debates and decisions…

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  • Boston Massacre Effects

    The American Revolution was undoubtedly one of the best examples in American history to show the ability of a nation’s people grouping up together to rise and defeat an insufficient government. When a government, like the British at time, fails to care for its people and take advantage of them, colonists will become impatient and anxious for their rights. At the time, without a doubt, the American Revolution was flared by a chain of events in the colonies. One of the most damaging events was the…

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  • East India Company Case Study

    Earlier, the East India Company was mainly concerned with carrying on its business in India i.e., it was mainly concerned with trade and commerce in India. Towards the end of the 18th century the East India Company assumed real power after the Battle of Plassey and Buxar in 1764. Its administration was however in the hands of the people of commerce whose main interest was in making money for serving their own vested interests rather than providing the people under their jurisdiction with an…

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  • The Seven Years War Analysis

    British victory in The Seven Years’ War (French-Indian War between 1756-1763) left Britain with tremendous debt and the British government decided that the American colonies, who benefited the most from this war, should pay part of the war’s costs. To achieve this goal, the British Parliament passed a series of acts designed to pay the debt with colonial assistance. The American colonists were not happy with such tight control. The first act passed by the British Parliament on April…

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