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Events Leading to the American Revolution

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During the late seventeen hundreds, many tumultuous events

  resulted in Colonial opposition to Great Britain. The conditions

  of rights of the colonists will slowly be changed as the

  constriction of the parliament becomes more and more intolerable.

  During the Seven Years' War England was not only alarmed by the

  colonists' insistence on trading with the enemy, but also with

  Boston merchants hiring James Otis inorder to protest the

  legality of the writs of assistance (general search warrants)

  used to hunt out smuggled goods. "let the parliament lay what

  burthens they please on us, we must, it is our duty to submit and

  patiently bear them, till they will be pleased to relieve

  us....". This is a very strong dictum, that in 1764, the

  colonists were of a submissive nature, and were weakly pleading

  for self-autonomy. This small fire of anger will become a huge

  conflagration as the rights are slowly rescinded.

      On October 19, 1765   the Stamp Act Congress and

  Parliamentary Taxation committee's passed some laws that

  attempted to strengthen the grip of the English crown.

  "I.That his Majesty's subjects in these colonies, owe the same

  allegiance to the Crown of Great Britain that is owing from his

  subjects born within the realm, and all due subordination to

  that august body, the Parliament of Great Britain."

  This statement can be used as a summation of the entire document

  that the Stamp Act Congress had initiated. The statement depicts

  the colonists has having to be submissive and servile in the view

  of Great Britain, this policy angered the colonists very much, and

  was another component of the transition of the colonists'

  rights and liberties.

      When the Declatory Act was passed in March of 1766, many

  colonies were...


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