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Were the colonists justified in declaring independence from Great Britain?

  • I say Yes

    The Founding Fathers were justified in rebelling against the British government and declaring independence. They had the right to overthrow Britain against their freedom. If Britain were to still be in rule over America, life would be different from how we live now.

    Britain, was overruling the land of America too much. They paid heavy taxes too often, that soon the colonists grew frustrated by this. The British was always taxing them. There was no way to get out of this crisis. British received 10% less taxes when freedom was driven towards the colonists. The British would come to your house at unexpected times and force you to pay. Every chance they got to tax people included the Tea Act, the Stamp Act, The Molasses Act, etc. The Colonists were not supposed to pay what wasn't theirs or pay extra to make the British pleasant. Because of this, the slogan ''No Taxation Without Representation'' arose.

    The British also killed so many colonists fighting for their freedom from Britain. The Boston massacre occurred, the colonists were murdered when they tried to make themselves heard against the laws and taxes the British put on them. The colonists also had no voice in parliament to defend themselves. What did Britain do when the colonists stood up for their rights?

    The freedom they got from the declaration of independence is so wonderful, and so revealing for our country that we call the "United States of America."

  • The british were bad

    Yes yes yes yes yes yes It was the British that just barged into America and started putting really heavy taxes on the colonists on things such as tea and sugar from their own loss. America has the right to be independent and not for all of its 13 states to be ruled by the British. The colonists couldn't do anything without the British taxing them, the stamp act and the molasses act and many more. I have read that the British received 10% less taxes. Just think, your at home and having fun when soldiers burst through your door and force you to pay, how would that make you feel? The British also killed so many colonists fighting for their freedom from Britain. The colonists also had no voice in parliament to defend themselves. What did Britain do when the colonists stood up for their rights? Easy, look at the boston massacre, they were murdered when they tried to make themselves heard against the terrible laws and taxes the British put on them. Besides, why should the British take from others if it was their own downfall? The colonists deserve independence so my opinion is yes, they should have freedom from Britain.

  • The british were bad

    Yes yes yes yes yes yes It was the British that just barged into America and started putting really heavy taxes on the colonists on things such as tea and sugar from their own loss. America has the right to be independent and not for all of its 13 states to be ruled by the British. The colonists couldn't do anything without the British taxing them, the stamp act and the molasses act and many more. I have read that the British received 10% less taxes. Just think, your at home and having fun when soldiers burst through your door and force you to pay, how would that make you feel? The British also killed so many colonists fighting for their freedom from Britain. The colonists also had no voice in parliament to defend themselves. What did Britain do when the colonists stood up for their rights? Easy, look at the boston massacre, they were murdered when they tried to make themselves heard against the terrible laws and taxes the British put on them. Besides, why should the British take from others if it was their own downfall? The colonists deserve independence so my opinion is yes, they should have freedom from Britain.

  • Yes yes yes yes yes yes

    It was the British that just barged into America and started putting really heavy taxes on the colonists on things such as tea and sugar from their own loss. America has the right to be independent and not for all of its 13 states to be ruled by the British. The colonists couldn't do anything without the British taxing them, the stamp act and the molasses act and many more. I have read that the British received 10% less taxes. Just think, your at home and having fun when soldiers burst through your door and force you to pay, how would that make you feel? The British also killed so many colonists fighting for their freedom from Britain. The colonists also had no voice in parliament to defend themselves. What did Britain do when the colonists stood up for their rights? Easy, look at the boston massacre, they were murdered when they tried to make themselves heard against the terrible laws and taxes the British put on them. Besides, why should the British take from others if it was their own downfall? The colonists deserve independence so my opinion is yes, they should have freedom from Britain.

  • Yes yes yes yes yes yes

    It was the British that just barged into America and started putting really heavy taxes on the colonists on things such as tea and sugar from their own loss. America has the right to be independent and not for all of its 13 states to be ruled by the British. The colonists couldn't do anything without the British taxing them, the stamp act and the molasses act and many more. I have read that the British received 10% less taxes. Just think, your at home and having fun when soldiers burst through your door and force you to pay, how would that make you feel? The British also killed so many colonists fighting for their freedom from Britain. The colonists also had no voice in parliament to defend themselves. What did Britain do when the colonists stood up for their rights? Easy, look at the boston massacre, they were murdered when they tried to make themselves heard against the terrible laws and taxes the British put on them. Besides, why should the British take from others if it was their own downfall? The colonists deserve independence so my opinion is yes, they should have freedom from Britain.

  • Yes yes yes yes yes yes

    It was the British that just barged into America and started putting really heavy taxes on the colonists on things such as tea and sugar from their own loss. America has the right to be independent and not for all of its 13 states to be ruled by the British. The colonists couldn't do anything without the British taxing them, the stamp act and the molasses act and many more. I have read that the British received 10% less taxes. Just think, your at home and having fun when soldiers burst through your door and force you to pay, how would that make you feel? The British also killed so many colonists fighting for their freedom from Britain. The colonists also had no voice in parliament to defend themselves. What did Britain do when the colonists stood up for their rights? Easy, look at the boston massacre, they were murdered when they tried to make themselves heard against the terrible laws and taxes the British put on them. Besides, why should the British take from others if it was their own downfall? The colonists deserve independence so my opinion is yes, they should have freedom from Britain.

  • Yes yes yes yes yes yes

    It was the British that just barged into America and started putting really heavy taxes on the colonists on things such as tea and sugar from their own loss. America has the right to be independent and not for all of its 13 states to be ruled by the British. The colonists couldn't do anything without the British taxing them, the stamp act and the molasses act and many more. I have read that the British received 10% less taxes. Just think, your at home and having fun when soldiers burst through your door and force you to pay, how would that make you feel? The British also killed so many colonists fighting for their freedom from Britain. The colonists also had no voice in parliament to defend themselves. What did Britain do when the colonists stood up for their rights? Easy, look at the boston massacre, they were murdered when they tried to make themselves heard against the terrible laws and taxes the British put on them. Besides, why should the British take from others if it was their own downfall? The colonists deserve independence so my opinion is yes, they should have freedom from 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

  • Yes yes yes yes yes yes

    It was the British that just barged into America and started putting really heavy taxes on the colonists on things such as tea and sugar from their own loss. America has the right to be independent and not for all of its 13 states to be ruled by the British. The colonists couldn't do anything without the British taxing them, the stamp act and the molasses act and many more. I have read that the British received 10% less taxes. Just think, your at home and having fun when soldiers burst through your door and force you to pay, how would that make you feel? The British also killed so many colonists fighting for their freedom from Britain. The colonists also had no voice in parliament to defend themselves. What did Britain do when the colonists stood up for their rights? Easy, look at the boston massacre, they were murdered when they tried to make themselves heard against the terrible laws and taxes the British put on them. Besides, why should the British take from others if it was their own downfall? The colonists deserve independence so my opinion is yes, they should have freedom from Britain.

  • 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.


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