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American Revolution


            
             A revolutionary is someone that is not eager or does not feel the need to be a revolutionary. That is what the colonists were when they established their lives in America. The British were proud to be English and not French or Dutch. They looked up to the king and used English things. They respected Britain. For them there was no need to be a revolutionary. They didn't want to fight the power of the government.
             The Colonists really respected the king and all his power. He was an all mighty god to them. The king was the ruler of their lives. An example of this was when Benjamin Rush sat on the throne of King George III. He feels high and powerfull sitting on the throne. The Colonists honor King George III. The colonists used all types of English things. In New York people read British books, in Virginia children went to British schools. In Boston the people used British wedgewood to drink their tea.
             The first act leading to any sorts of disorder and bad feelings against the British Parliament was the Stamp Act. In the spring of 1765 the parliament decides to tax American colonists because the defense of the colonies is so expensive. They start taxing documents and all kinds of goods. A lot of colonists believe that this was for their own good and defense but most of the colonist thought that this was a very unfair act. American aristocracy like George Washington, Ben Franklin and Sam Adams fear of not being respected. George Washington is angry at the parliament because they raise the taxes without peoples consent. The commoners now feel that they are put in the same spot as servants, women and children who didn't have a say in the government. Everybody is angry whether they are sailors who get taxed on dice and cards, or lawyers who get taxed on documents. The Stamp Act was a main turning point for people to be reluctant to being revolutionaries. They weren't even close to being revolutionaries but the feelings started to rise in them after this act.


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