Essay: A Call For Independence
Through the years before the Declaration of Independence, the colonists were not treated properly. They deserved their independence. The colonists have gone through a lot of trouble and I believe it was justified for them to have independence. They have gone through the Tea Act, Sugar Act, and other Townshed Acts. I will be including my opinion about what I believe to be the strongest grievance in the grievance In the Declaration of Independence is, the events leading up to it, and evidence from another British colony.
I think the strongest grievance in the Declaration of Independence is: “For imposing taxes on us without our consent.” This always causes problems within the public and the colonists. By doing that, it caused problems in the economy. Then the Parliament expected them to help pay the costs of the French and the Indian War. The colonists were also forced to buy English products because there were high taxes on the French and Dutch goods.
There were many events leading up to the Declaration of Independence. The Sugar Act in 1764 didn’t affect colonists outside of the traders and merchants. Although, this was an injustice that the colonists suffered. The Tea Act caused a lot of the colonists to lose their money and their jobs. There were also other Townshed Acts, like the Boston Tea Party, “Taxation without representation.” In 1775, the first battles between the British and the colonists occurred at Lexington and Concord. Also in 1776, Thomas Paine created a pamphlet titled Common Sense. This was focused on the frustration towards King George III.
Another British colony that was treated unfair was India. Just like the colonists in the 13 colonies suffered, the colonists in India also suffered. The poor people were treated like slaves and the rich people were treated like Kings and Queens. They took into their control the major artifacts. They didn’t return to their independence until India was free.
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