Created by: Preston Greene, Simon Balluex, and Carson Hawks
We as patriots want to bring colonist together and rally against the British. We will campaign for our freedom by spreading the news of the cause, thus supporting the rebellion.
Reasons for American Revolution
There are many reasons for the revolution. We believe the most important reasons are the intolerable acts, taxation without representation, and the Boston Massacre which killed innocent colonists and lost our trust in the soldiers.
The Boston Massacre
The Boston Massacre happened on March 5, 1770. Colonists were harassing eight British soldiers because they were upset because of the new acts that Parliament passed. The soldiers got nervous because the crowd was growing and becoming more rowdy. The soldiers fired into the crowd killing five colonists and injuring six others. Only two of the soldiers were found guilty of crimes – this is not justice!
proclamation of 1763
The Proclamation of 1763 is one of the early causes of colonial unrest. This proclamation said that colonists could not settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. King George wanted to stabilize relations with the Indians and organize Great Britain in the new North America. This was bad for the colonists because it didn't allow us to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. It made us very mad because it did not allow us to have more land for the growing colonial population. This is not a main reason for rebellion; it is the beginning of colonial settlers becoming unsettled with the British government.
The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws passed by the British parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. They stripped Massachusetts of their rights which cause outrage within the colonies. Some the Intolerable acts were meant to be punishment for The Boston Tea Party ;the Boston Port act that shut down the ports preventing sailors and merchants to make a living ;or the Administration of Justice Act which deprived us of self government.
Representation without taxation
Economically, the British are suffering huge deficits due to the strain on its resources caused by the war. Due to these deficits the British Parliament began highly taxing the colonist to make up for the deficit.
The Patriots feel as though the British are trying to take away our independence. As Patriots we reject paying taxes to the British because the tax payers are not represented. We believe we should be represented by our own, instead of the loyalist. The colonists do not have representatives in either house of parliament. Yet parliament passes acts that tax the colonies; so we as Patriots will fight for our rights and freedom to be self governed away from the British and create our own new colonial government. The British are taxing us without representation, “No taxation without representation"!
The stamp act is an example of taxation without representation. This act taxes all paper products. The Stamp Act was Parliament's first serious attempt to assert governmental authority over the colonies. The stamp act is a way for Britain to pay their debt from the French and Indian war. Is that what you want to be, a way to pay someone else's debt? I certainly don't. So if you don't, make your decision to become a Patriot not a Loyalist.
You get the point what they are doing to us is not right and a King shouldn’t treat his subjects in this manor it is evil. If this sends smoke flying out your ears, join us in the start of a revolution!