During the late seventeen hundreds, many tumultuous events resulted in Colonial opposition to Great Britain. The conditions of rights of the colonists will slowly be changed as the constriction of the parliament becomes more and more intolerable. During the Revolutionary War, England was not only alarmed by the colonists' insistence.
on trading with the enemy. The Americans were or were not justified in waging war and breaking away from Britain. .
On October 19, 1765 the Stamp Act Congress and Parliamentary Taxation committee's passed some laws that attempted to strengthen the grip of the English crown. This depicts the colonists has having to be submissive and servile in the view of Great Britain, this policy angered the colonists very much, and was another component of the transition of the colonists' rights and liberties. Thomas Whately was a helper to George Grenvlle, who was a British Chancellor of the Exchequer and author of the Stamp Act. Whately made this statement, "We are not yet recovered from a War undertaken solely for their [the Americans] Protection a War undertaken for their defense only they should contribute to the Preservation of the Advantages they have received- (Document 1). This statement was saying that Britain was just in taxing the Americans.
"The parliament unquestionably possesses a legal authority to regulate the trade of Great Britain, and all her colonies. I have looked over every statute imposing duties in America for the purpose of raising revenue." (Document 2). This statement from John Dickinson's "Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania" between 1767 and 1768, shows that the sole reason for new taxes is just for the British government to make money, at the expense of the economy of the colonies. Dickinson makes an important distinction between the rights of the colonies and the authority of the parliament. Dickinson's comments were everywhere among the colonists, and thus infuriated them to rebellion, and the seizure of basic democratic rights.