The relationship between Britain and America was mutually beneficial for the

The relationship between britain and america was

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par 1). The relationship between Britain and America was mutually beneficial for the better part of the eighteenth century; Thomas Jefferson could even say “rather be in dependence on
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Surname 2 Great Britain, properly limited, than on any nation on earth, or no nation” (Jefferson, par 2). During the Seven Years’ War, Britain had enormous debt with France and depended on its American colonies to help them in war. The parliament imposed heavy taxes, on “Stamp Act of 1765 and the Tea Act of 1773” (Jefferson, par 4), which faced a stiff resistance from the natives. The parliament did not compromise with the Americans but enacted these oppressive measures to be obeyed as laws leading to tension between the British and American militaries. Most of the natives opted to remain British despite the crisis. The urge for independence arose when King George III failed to entertain the American’s appeal against the parliament’s oppressive laws. The Americans hoped for a reconciliation with the British but with the continuing war and rumours of invasion British and Germany troops and mercenaries killed their hopes. The Americans, through Richard Henry Lee, proposed for independence where he suggested that all political connections had to be terminated. Thomas Paine says “…it matters very little now, what the king of England either says or does; he has wickedly broken through every moral and human obligation, trampled nature and conscience beneath his feet, and by a steady and constitutional spirit of insolence and cruelty, procured for himself a universal hatred” (par, 3). America was now ready for
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