Apush Dbq Research Paper

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The American Revolution began in 1775 as open conflict between the united thirteen colonies and Great Britain. The war between American colonies and Great Britain began as a disagreement over the way in which Great Britain treated the colonies versus the way the colonies felt they should be treated. Americans felt they deserved all the rights of Englishmen. On the other hand British government felt that the colonies were created to be used in the way that best suited the crown and parliament. There were various examples in front of us which shows that the colonist ''being English'' in their actions. Some of such actions are follows: 1. No representation of North America in British parliament: From the long time, American people were demanding…show more content…
Stamp act: Stamp act was passed in 1765. Adams finds this tax to be unconstitutional because he believes that no freeman can be forced to pay the tax without his consent. English government does not have any right to impose, such type of Tax in USA. Addition to this, this act was imposed without representation and enforcement by courts without juries which is against the social contract. This act was also against the Great Charter. According the Adams the right to private property is a "natural right”. No government can take this right from the people of any nation. The stamp act is direct interfering in the "private property “of the American people. The first resistance against the stamp act came from the people of Massachusetts in 1765, when the cry of “no taxation without representation” was heard. The subsequent quiet was broken by confrontation to the Townshend Duties in 1767. Radical colonists fanned public furor following the Boston Massacre in 1770 and plotted the destruction of private property in the Boston Tea Party in 1773. British officials responded by closing the port of Boston in…show more content…
During the war, every American citizen whether he is a farmer or a business man opposed the British army. In the war of independent, the class of society which participated most actively was poor and middle class. Apart from this, British government passed my administrative orders such as closing the port of Boston, limiting self-government in the Mississippi River and allowing British officials to be tried for crimes in England instead of the colonies. All these activities of the British government spread a wave of anger among the people of people of America. Hence, they decided to get complete independence from the

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