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Were the colonists justified in declaring independence from Great Britain?

  • Independence for All

    One should think that it was unwise to declare independence to Great Britain. But why should we stay with Great Britain making unnecessary laws that are making the colonists go bankrupt? The Parliament put many taxes on things that should not have been taxed for unnecessary reasons. One example of a tax that was abusing our nation was the Sugar Act (The American Revenue Act). The Parliament basically subjected a law that was an addition to the Molasses Act and said that there was a tax on all sugar that was purchased. Well one opposing this statement might say that the law was to give Americans some of the bills for the French and Indian War, and that is not relevant because America was not nearly as rich at the time of this war and thus, since Great Britain and America were together at the time, should not have needed any help at all. Besides the war, they were also trying to get America to pay for the soldiers that they were quartering inside of the city. Why should America have to pay for their own downfall? Besides the unreasonable reasons that they have to pay this tariff, there are more things wrong with giving the act. The colonists didn't even get a word in it. They were not giving the Americans any word in any of the laws that Britain was suggesting. They just quartered soldiers their to ensure that whatever law that they wanted was enforced. The Americans, not liking the idea of them making the decisions of their country, decided to protest the soldiers and protest the tariffs. But what does Britain do when we stand up for our rights? An easy way to answer this question is to look at the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre was a protest that the colonists made to stop these terrible tariffs and people were getting killed to stand up for their rights.

  • Yes. Of course.

    There are multiple reasons why the colonists are justified in leaving the British. First of all, The colonists shouldn't have to pay for wasn't theirs, and they shouldn't have to pay extra for the British to be happy. Because of this, the slogan 'No Taxation Without Representation' arose. Second, READ PATRICK HENRY'S SPEECH!!!!! Last, the revolution was imminent, and they were justified for these reasons.

  • Yes lol dud

    It is cool about the same time as well and good luck with that, but I have a lot of fun and games, and the best Western Union, and a half hour or more of the World Cup, I am not sure what to say that the company and the other hand

  • The American Colonists Were Justified in Waging War and Breaking Away From Britain

    They were defending themselves against a series of measures. It was about time they had took some action against the British. The only choice they had was the choice of going to war with them, that's it. And don't get me started on the whole taxes issue, that was ridiculous. They were treated poorly and deserved better!

  • Yes no duh

    Yes think about winning the war but you weren’t allow to go to the new land.Wouldnt that be frustrating.Well yea the colonist thought it was a attempt the limit freedom.Also Great Britain gave Way to much taxes to the colonist they were greedy even if they were trying to earn back the money loss from the war.Repeat:yes yes yes

  • Yes no duh

    Yes think about winning the war but you weren’t allow to go to the new land.Wouldnt that be frustrating.Well yea the colonist thought it was a attempt the limit freedom.Also Great Britain gave Way to much taxes to the colonist they were greedy even if they were trying to earn back the money loss from the war.Repeat:yes yes yes

  • Yes they were justified

    Some say they were taxed 10% less than the British were yet the colonist barely had any money to support themselves in general. That's beside the fact that they also had to support British soldiers with food and a place to stay when they were distraught with Britain. They had plenty reasons to complain about the British. One being, the colonist had no freedom what so ever. They couldn't do anything without Britain taxing them. The Sugar Act, and the Stamp Act are just two examples but there are many more.

  • Lel lel lel

    I think the the Colonists were justified in declaring their independence, even though England had so many reasons to say that they were unjustified because of the declaration of independence said the colonist’s problems against the king. It said that they were moving away from England to become the United States Of America. Most of the wars started from the Boston Tea Party. The indians got mad about the taxes on tea, so they dumped about 46 tons of tea into the boston harbor, then came to the war of 1775 also known as the American Revolutionary War. The war was between North America and Great Britain. The war was fought between Great Britain and the original 13 british colonies in North America. The war was held from 1775 to


    1783. After the war ended, the 13 colonies became independent, which meant that the british empire was no longer in charge of them.

  • Yes yess yess

    Think about taxing, taxing, taxing, and having to pay all that, including soldiers who just barge in your door. Yup! Thats what the colonists had to do. I wouldnt go against them for madly disagreeing with the British parliament and just Great Britain itself...Oh yeah, and double that image. THAT'S what the colonists had to deal with

  • Yes yess yess

    Think about taxing, taxing, taxing, and having to pay all that, including soldiers who just barge in your door. Yup! Thats what the colonists had to do. I wouldnt go against them for madly disagreeing with the British parliament and just Great Britain itself...Oh yeah, and double that image. THAT'S what the colonists had to deal with

  • No we should have independence

    No because we should have independence for Britain because we are the ones that are fighting so we believe we the colonists have a right to seek our independence from Britain.And that is all that i have to say about this fight about independent no is my response no no!

  • No we should have independence

    No because we should have independence for Britain because we are the ones that are fighting so we believe we the colonists have a right to seek our independence from Britain.And that is all that i have to say about this fight about independent no is my response no no!

  • No we should have independence

    No because we should have independence for Britain because we are the ones that are fighting so we believe we the colonists have a right to seek our independence from Britain.And that is all that i have to say about this fight about independent no is my response no no!

  • No we should have independence

    No because we should have independence for Britain because we are the ones that are fighting so we believe we the colonists have a right to seek our independence from Britain.And that is all that i have to say about this fight about independent no is my response no no!

  • No we should have independence

    No because we should have independence for Britain because we are the ones that are fighting so we believe we the colonists have a right to seek our independence from Britain.And that is all that i have to say about this fight about independent no is my response no no!

  • No we should have independence

    No because we should have independence for Britain because we are the ones that are fighting so we believe we the colonists have a right to seek our independence from Britain.And that is all that i have to say about this fight about independent no is my response no no!

  • NO they were not justified

    As said before, not only did the Colonists start the French and Indian War by entering the Ohio River Valley. After entering they tried to eject the French form it as well. After Britain expended their money on the Colonies, and was in a Colonist-made debt, Colonials should pay a fair share back. Their taxes went back to themselves. Therefore it would not reach Britain, who needed the money. When asked to pay a small share, 10% less than British citizens in England, they threw a tantrum. They resorted to mob violence-tar and feathers anyone? The British already took it light on them. Why can't you give a small bit back? It was a hole dug by the Americans who used independence and British 'tyranny' to get out of it.

  • The Colonists highly exaggerated.

    Colonists exaggerated every little detail to prove that the British had no right to rule over them. The colonists only looked for more help, acting like helpless babies and completely forcing the British to punish them. For example, putting soldiers in their houses or closing the ports so no one could leave or enter...

  • Yes and no

    The colonists were the ones that started the French and Indian War. Because of this, Parliament has the right to tax them. Not to mention that they only had to pay 10% of the taxes British citizens had to. They paid significantly less, yet they argue that parliament has no right to tax them. Also they really only had some to little sort of independence therefor, they didn’t have a lot to hold them up against and support.

  • Not At All

    The colonists were the ones that started the French and Indian War. Because of this, Parliament has the right to tax them. Not to mention that they only had to pay 10% of the taxes British citizens had to. They payed significantly less, yet they argue that parliament has no right to tax them.


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