Were the American Colonists Justified in Wagin War and Breaking Away

Topics: United States, World War II, Law Pages: 2 (951 words) Published: June 10, 2002
"Were the American colonists justified in waging war and breaking away from Britain"

The colonists were in every right, aspect and mind, not only justified but also it was about time that they stood of and actually take action against the British. The choice of going to war with them, was the only choice that they had. All diplimatical options that they had ceased to stand a chance against the tyrant Britain. From the very beginning when the colonists felt upset against their mother country and the way that they went about the law making, up until the beginning of the war, they tried all diplimatical options that they had, by sending letters, you name it. When they didn't work then they had no other means but to declare war. It was said, and is very true, that the British gave a lot to the colonists and we see such helpings as in the French and Indian war. The British gave up a lot of troops and money and numerous others in fighting that war, that the least that the colonist could do is to pay the taxes. Well they do have a good right to say that since they were the contributing factor in the colonists being safe from the French and Indians. The people, in the end should go about daily lives and pay the normal taxes, but you do have to draw the line somewhere. (DCT 1) The things that come with being able to make laws, and take away certain rights and being able to control a land, such as the colonists. You have to know how to use your powers in such a way that it will benefit you and also the people will be pleased. When Britain takes control of which the people can and cannot trade with, well it regulates what you can and cannot trade. And by doing this, it might be a good idea in the king's eyes, but it's not the best idea in the peoples. Which is whom you are ultimately trying to please. In the grand scheme of things that is what the British were missing in their "perfect" colony, pleasing the people. (DCT 2) The "massacre" that happened on March 5th...
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