British Policy Towards the American Colonies

British Policy Towards the American Colonies - Nathan Ellis...

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Nathan Ellis October 12, 2004 British Policy Towards the American Colonies By the year 1766 the Americans believe they can get away with anything if they whine enough. Previous to the Boston Tea Party, the Stamp Act was defeated by the colonists by refusing to purchase any imported British goods. By England giving in to the American’s demands, this gave off a mindset to the colonists that they could control and manipulate their mother country. This led to England’s panicked reaction and ultimately their rash decisions in an attempt to put the colonies back under their control. Following the Boston Tea Party, England somewhat realized that the principle of taxation without representation was the main reason for the outrage in the colonies, even though the colonists were paying a small fraction of what any of the other colonies within the empire were paying in taxes. It seemed reasonable to tax the American colonists to pay a small amount more, but because England gave America the right to tax herself, England set itself up for future struggle in maintaining control. When the “Intolerable Acts” or as the English called them “Repressive Acts,” were
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