AP U.S. History Essay #3: The colonists were simply a mob of ungrateful, greedy, spoiled, babies.
To my understanding, The colonists were just a mob of ungrateful, spoiled brats. When the colonists first arrived in America, They did not entirely break free from British rule. They had the freedom of expansion, And the freedom of religion, But Britain still reigned control over the colonies. Britain imposing acts on the colonies did not give the colonists the right to revolt. Granted, the British did impose many acts on the colonists, however, they were not unreasonable. Today, everyone pays taxes on almost everything, and we do it willingly. Maybe the American Revolution was inevitable, but were the revolts against the British inevitable, or just another sign of the colonists being greedy? The first sign of the colonist's greed, was after the stamp act was imposed. The Stamp Act Congress was created as an attempt to dissolve the Stamp Act. This revolt was unnecessary. The actual cost of the Stamp Act was relatively small, And the money that was collected from the stamp act was used to help pay the costs for protecting the American frontier at the Appalachian Mountains. The colonists, being their usual ungrateful selves, felt that they should only pay taxes voted by the Virginia House of burgesses. Another example of the colonists greed was after the Townshend acts were imposed. The colonists showed no intentions of paying these taxes.
Although the British were being greedy by imposing this tax for the sole purpose of generating revenue in the colonies, The colonists continued to be greedy and smuggled goods. Whatever could get them out of paying these "unfair taxes". Before the Revolutionary war, Britain must have felt that there was nothing that could please the colonists. Ever since the colonists had arrived in America, they've had a hunger for land that was not theirs. The colonists wouldn't stand for...
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