Few Americans still were hoping about the possibility of revolutionary violence but it could not happen so that they left everyday life for liberty. Media was writing about mass movement who started to become involved in shaping the nation’s destiny. Greater procreant of Americans die in Revolution than in any war in history.
Structure of Colonial Society
This period as people at first thought was as ‘postwar’. Population was growing and was young in comparing to earlier time. Europeans were amazed about diversity of different races in thirteen different mainland colonies. Americans’ quality of material live was not lower than that of the
British. (after the 7 years war)
Breakdown of Political Trust
The new king of England (at that time only 22 years of old) by his actions put some doubts into Whigs party, who was dominated Parliament. American-
English relations were frozen because of misunderstanding in parliament sovereignty. No Taxation Without Representation: The American Prospective
Political conflict after the 7years war. American beliefs became clear about defending the power of colonies assemblies. While colonist were not elected to Parliament, they were told about being virtually represented there. This made the Connecticut assembly declare that there is no law can be made without their real representatives.
Ideas About Power and Virtue
Mr. Locked expressed Americans wishes by claiming that every men has own rights. Writers in that time were pessimist about how long Americans could hold out against English orders.
Ideas about Power and Virtue
Were based on traditions and theories, but on religious also.
Eroding the Bonds of Empire
Army was dramatically weak during the spring 1763. Thousand of people lost their lives because English army was unable to defend colonial settlements. during this period Indians were suffering a lot.
Paying off the National Debt
The sugar act was as the step to redefine relationship between Great Britain and The U.S.. It helped Americans to asses their own taxes.
Stamp Act of 1765 were presented to Grenville who hadn't fear about position in Parliament. After the word of Stamped act reached America nine states including Virginia called general meeting to protest Grenville’s policy. When
The Stamp Act reached ordinary people, it increased poverty and unemployment that lead to mass protests. The colonist were dependent on
British import but newspapers encouraged them to buy less in order to save money. Failed Attempts to Save the Empire
The Stamp Act was repeal because otherwise American boycott could soon lead to bankruptcy. But even doing that other colonies were not agreeing on that. Fueling the Crisis
The Townshend Revenue Act was made to import American goods in order to pay the salaries to royal governors. By doing that he wanted to freeing them from dependence on the colonial assemblies. The letter written by
Massachusetts House of Representatives was as a sign which showed true patriots in Parliament.
Fatal Show of Force
One of the main troubles were the army which had many troops in the U.S. for no reason. It has lead that in one peaceful city army shoot five innocent citizen. It then was called Boston Massacre.
Last days of Imperial Rule, 1770-1773
The new governor was accepted by people in the U.S. because he was of their own, American. In many states authorities were doing Navigation Acts in a tough for citizens way and the level of corruption was very high. Then
Samuel Adams who refused to accept their rules was listened by many people in Boston. Soon he developed a structure of political cooperation independent of royal government.
The Final Provocation: The Boston Tea Party
Parliament made a Tea Act in order to lower prices of tea for Americans by importing it from East India Company. They wanted to do it as they have done it before many times: without representation. people turned back the tea ships before they…