Were The American Colonists Justified Essay

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." All men are created equal having certain unalienable rights that not even the government of a nation could capture. It is the obligation of the people to overthrow that government if they deny the rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. The American colonists were justified when declaring independence from England because it was necessary for them to have the freedom of a new life, not only of their own, but of a nation. The colonist were even more justified in declaring independence when they had no representation in Parliament. The British issued many acts that compromised the colonists…show more content…
The Navigation acts were laws that restricted trade between British and the Colonies by using foreign ships. All Colonial trade had to be on British ships. The colonists were outraged, resulting in goods being smuggled. This acts tremendously hurt the colonist economically because goods had to be sent in by British ships. This act enabled British to collect unnecessary taxes. Since the British East India Company held a monopoly over tea imports, they were really affected by the boycotts from the colonists. To save the company from bankruptcy they legislated the tea act which gave them the right to sell tea to the colonies without paying taxes that the colonial tea sellers had to pay. The company thought that it would be better but this did not include merchants from the colonies. In response to that, the Boston Tea Party was organized. Boston Rebels took control of British tea ships. They took the tea and dumped it into the harbor as a sign of noncompliance. This effected British tremendously since this made the colonists seem as though they are a force to be reckoned

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