Essay about Civil War

Submitted By amhamster05
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During the first few years under British rule, the colonists complied with the government and taxes set by the British. Around the 1760’s, the British were fought their longtime enemy, the French, for control of Canada and the territory west of the Appalachian Mountains. The French urged Native Americans to fight alongside them against the British, while the British formed an army of colonists to help in their defense.The British increased taxes in order to pay for the damages caused by the French and Indian War. They felt that they were being treated as foreigners because they did not have a representative within the British parliament that was set aside specifically for the colonists. To revolt against the taxes, they created a motto that stated: "No taxation without representation”. This motto meant that the colonists should not have to have paid taxes to a government that would not represent them or address their interests or concerns. One early stage in their revolt became known as the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by Boston, Massachusetts residents against the British parliament. It is one of the key national myths of the founding of the United States and a key factor in the events leading up to the Revolutionary War. The Boston Tea Party was the result of angry colonists disguised as Native Americans boarding a ship from England an throwing the tea on board into the harbor. They did this to prove to the British that they were no longer going to sit back and pay high taxes on British products. The colonists pleaded for years with the British government and people to refrain from sending