Revolutionary Times Test “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. ” This excerpt comes from the Declaration Independence, written down because of the abuse and tyranny from the British that the colonists would take no longer.
This essay will tell of three cts that Britain forced on the colonies and will review how the colonys reaction shows their willingness and determination to fght back. First, this essay will talk about the Quartering Act. The Quartering Act said that the colonists needed to find or pay for “quarters” for British soldiers staying in America. The colonists felt that there was no use for soldiers to be placed in colonies, seeing that the French and Indian War was no longer happening. Next, this essay will tell of the Townshend Acts.
The Townshend Acts put taxes on imported goods like tea, paper, paint, lead, glass, and alcohol. The colonists, who were getting really angry by now, decided to boycott these goods and make their own everyday products with help from other people and colonies. Finally, this essay will discuss the Tea Act. The Tea Act meant that colonists couldn’t buy tea unless it was directly from the manufacturer. The colonists responded by dressing up as Indians and dumping the tea on the British ships into the harbor.
This essay has described three acts that the British forced upon the colonists, and their wish of separating themselves and making their own independent country; their determination to fght against the British. On July 4, 1776, the colonists declared their freedom from the British. The Declaration of Independence is the official document stating that the colonies would now become the United Sates of America; a separate nation, under the rule of the people. Things would finally be right for them.