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Discussion 1/16/2007 Reluctant Revolutionaries In this discussion we watched the movie “Reluctant Revolutionaries”, which was about the beginnings of the American Revolution. At first, the American colonists were satisfied with being British citizens, and British culture was entrenched in the colonies. In these colonies, communication took a very long time, and it took two weeks for a person to travel from New York to Boston. Colonists rarely traveled more then thirty miles from their home because there were no real roads between the different colonies for a person to travel on. Although the colonists were proud to be British, the people living in England felt that the colonists were insignificant and less important that English natives. The problems in the colonies stemmed from this, and many colonists felt they were not getting the respect they deserved from the British government. One problem that sparked outrage in the colonies was the stamp act, which taxed printed items and legal documents. To the colonists, taxation of these items in the colonies showed the colonists they were not respected enough to elect the officials who were taxing them. Previously, the only people who were taxed without representation were women, children, and servants, and colonists felt extremely opposed to this. The stamp act caused outrage through every social class because the things that were taxed were used by the wealthy and poor alike, so colonists felt united to fight this injustice. In response to the Stamp Act, colonists boycotted imported British goods, which eventually led to the repeal of the Stamp Act. Shortly after the repeal of the Stamp Act, Parliament passed the Declaratory Act, which asserted the right of England to make laws for the colonies, even though the colonies were not
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represented in Parliament. A tax was then levied on English goods moving to the colonies. Colonists fear the Declaratory Act will be used to subjugate them much like Ireland with the passage of a similar act. Colonists then resume their boycott of English goods and begin producing goods themselves. Discussion 1/23/07 George Washington Washington was very ambitious as a young man, and aspired to be a gentleman. He trained as a surveyor so that he could own land; however he always wanted to be an officer in the British Army. Washington later served as an American commander in the French and Indian War, however he later resigned his commission because he did not feel he got enough respect from the British. Pursuing commission as a British officer, Washington served as an aide for General Braddock, who promised him commission as an officer. However before he could grant Washington his commission, Braddock died at the battle of the Monongahela River along with Washington’s dream of commission. Washington was still very ambitious and wanted to make something of himself however,
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