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  From Revolution to Reconstruction: Essays: To Tax Or Not To Tax: These Coercive and Intolerable Acts (5/5)
When he asked that Parliament not tax the colonists, he reminded them that while he was opposing the taxes, he "at the same time, [asserted] the authority of this kingdom over the colonies to be sovereign and supreme in every circumstance"[40].
Finally, when these laws were implemented, the colonists sparked a new debate as a last effort to avoid paying their taxes by saying that they were not represented in Parliament.
The colonists, in reality, were only asked to pay for their fair share of the protection that benefitted them.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/E/tax/davis05.htm   (2150 words)

 Joe Kessinger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The colonists felt (for the betterment of all Americans) that it was their duty and responsibility to rise up against their oppressors to form their own government.
In fact, the colonists of some colonies were in charge of branches of government, and this control little by little tore away at the authority of the British appointed officials.
The colonists’ were not terribly affected by the control because British officials were not very strict in enforcing the laws, and some of them could even be bribed.
homepages.udayton.edu /~santamjc/fall99-6/joekessinger.htm   (2562 words)

 The History Place - Prelude to Revolution
The American colonists quickly unite in opposition, led by the most influential segments of colonial society - lawyers, publishers, land owners, ship builders and merchants - who are most affected by the Act, which is scheduled to go into effect on November 1.
The violence erupts as a result of the continuing refusal of New York colonists to comply with the Quartering Act.
Colonists from Providence row out to the schooner and attack it, set the British crew ashore, then burn the ship.
www.historyplace.com /unitedstates/revolution/rev-prel.htm   (2564 words)

 TIMELINE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Colonists were required to buy a stamp for all paper products.
Because of protests by the colonists, the Stamp Act was repealed in 1766.
Colonists protested this tax because they wanted to be taxed by their own lawmakers.
www.tcnj.edu /~loftus2/timeline.htm   (645 words)

 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Essays: Thomas Paine's The Crisis, Number One, 1776: Thomas Paine's The Crisis, ...
After the colonists in America decided that they were going to attempt a move towards freedom from British rule, they found themselves faced with several problems.
Knowing that the war was going to need the support of all the colonists, he understood that unity was essential and found it necessary to offer what he could to help unite the thirteen colonies into one nation.
While the colonists were debating the idea of independence, the British were preparing for war and mounting their troops.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/E/paine/painexx.htm   (1293 words)

 Colonists Revolt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Focusing on the fears and threats the colonists felt, Bailyn identifies England as the threatening force against the colonists, while Holton gears towards those within the colonies.
Bailyn identifies the colonists understanding of the term as "the dominion of some men over others, the human control of human life: ultimately force, compulsion" (Bailyn 56).
Because of the alleged corruption, the colonists’ right to liberty were threatened for there existed a conflict of interest between the colonists and Britain.
www.trincoll.edu /~gaine/colonist.htm   (446 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: AUSTIN, STEPHEN FULLER
The labor of directing surveyors, checking their field notes, allocating grants, preparing titles and records, entertaining prospective colonists, corresponding with state and federal officials, punishing hostile Indians, and finding food and presents for friendly visitors to keep them from marauding was heavy and expensive.
For example, by an act of September 1823, the federal government relieved the colonists of the payment of tariff duties for seven years; and the state legislature was nearly always reasonably cooperative.
Another subject in which the interests of the colonists were deeply involved was their protection from efforts of creditors to collect debts incurred by debtors before they moved to Texas.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/AA/fau14.html   (3449 words)

 Saskatchewan's Top News Stories: Beginnings And Landmarks
It was a mistake to confound these hard-working colonists with the sons of rich men reared in the lap of luxury, who had failed in the past in Canada.
A good proportion of the colonists were agriculturists and others were mechanics and all came out ready and expecting to work.
By the co-operation of mechanics and farmers and the settling of relatives and neighbors on the same sections, the isolation which had borne so heavily upon individual settlers in the past would be got rid of.
library.usask.ca /sni/stories/beg9.html   (746 words)

 What happened to the lost colony of roanoke
They had seen smoke from the area they expected the colonists to be the day before, but since it was late in the day, the small fleet of three ships had decided to wait until the next day before landing.
The colonists were, with Manteos help, able to convince the Croatoans that it was just a mistake, but there can be no doubt that any chance for whole-hearted cooperation had been lost.
One of these theories is that, despairing of ever receiving aid from England, the colonists attempted to return onboard a small boat that had been left for their use, and were lost at sea.
nj.essortment.com /lostcolonyofr_rmhw.htm   (1447 words)

 What did the colonists eat?
The Jamestown colonists report that the sturgeon were plentiful in the James River from May until September.
The colonists also dined on rays, herons, gulls, oysters, raccoons, and other native Virginia animals, as well as provisions of beef, pork, and fish they brought with them from England.
Domestic animals brought by the first colonists were intended as breeding stock although they were quickly eaten during the Starving Time winter of 1609-1610.
www.apva.org /exhibit/eats.html   (299 words)

 (DV) Shahid Alam: America and Islam
When the conditions are adverse, they nurse their purposes, their dreams of freedom, dignity and power, so that when their moment arrives, they are ready to seize it, even at the cost of their lives.
The colonists broke away because this was economically advantageous to their commercial and landed classes.
As colonists, they were ruled by a parliament in which they were not represented, and which did not represent their interests.
www.dissidentvoice.org /Dec2004/Alam1228.htm   (1179 words)

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Kupperman states that the English colonists believed that the "technological level of the inhabitants [of a country] is more important than any other factor in determining what a country will produce (Kupperman, 35)." The colonists believed that their own technology was far superior to that of the Native Americans.
The colonists showed concern for the land in America because the Native Americans did not develop the use of the land in the way the colonists believed it could be used.
Kupperman says that colonists wrote back to England of the methods of agriculture, not keeping it a secret that the colonists lived mainly on the food grown by the Native Americans.
www.msu.edu /~colem104/paper3.htm   (1098 words)

 IGN: Space Colony Review
Your colonists will all have their own catchphrases and lines of dialogue for all of the functions available to them in the game.
Generally, none of your colonists will take care of their own needs unless they get to a critical point, and sometimes even then, they won't take care of them, at which point they'll go insane and you'll have to either send them to the robot psychiatrist or throw them in the brig.
Even more frustrating is that when colonists are in their shift and the job runs out of things to do, one of two things will happen.
pc.ign.com /articles/455/455734p1.html   (1288 words)

 New York State Test Prep Social Studies 5 (Grade 4) Colonial and Revolutionary Period in NY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
American colonists were not allowed to chose representatives to send to England to speak for themselves.
The colonists were angered by this new law and many moved west anyway.
Stamps which the colonists would have to buy from the government were required to be placed on these items.
oswego.org /testprep/ss5/b/causrev.cfm   (931 words)

 The Rights of the Colonists: Samuel Adams, 1772
Had the Colonists a right to return members to the British Parliament, it would only be hurtful; as, from their local situation and circumstances, it is impossible they should ever be truly and properly represented there.
The Colonists have been branded with the odious names of traitors and rebels only for complaining of their grievances.
The first, in three subdivisions, considering the rights of the Colonists as men, as Christians, and as subjects, was from the pen of Samuel Adams; his original draft, together with the preparatory rough notes or headings, being in perfect preservation.
www.constitution.org /bcp/right_col.htm   (3099 words)

 Barr Colonists
Eventually 2,684 colonists boarded a former troop-carrier that was intended to carry no more than 900 passengers.
With carts carrying what possessions they had, the colonists walked virtually the whole way, often through mud and mire, to their new home.
A news story regarding the Colonists from the Daily Phoenix of April 10, 1903 has been put online by the University of Saskatchewan.
www.afhs.ab.ca /data/barr   (452 words)

 The Planiverse Guide
Most of the time it is pretty easy to keep your colonists very happy, but sometimes mean nasty evil things might come to your planet a do very bad things to your colonists.
Your colonists work all cycle long in the ground bases to produce the raw materials that your empire needs to keep its colonists healthy and happy and to wage a war against your enemies.
They are also useful for transporting colonists to new planets to set up small bases to keep and eye on the edges of your empire.
www.vgaplanets.com /v4verse/planiver.htm   (3566 words)

 Ch. 5 Rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The colonists were protesting the taxes on tea.
Colonists were forced to rent rooms to British soldiers.
Most important: the colonists were united against a common enemy, the British.
brt.uoregon.edu /cyberschool/history/ch05/rebellion.html   (478 words)

 THE LOST COLONY: Roanoke Island, NC ~ Packet by Eric Hause: Articles about the Outer Banks NC and the Mainland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Among the colonists were White’s pregnant daughter, Eleanor Dare, his son-in-law Annanias Dare, and the Indian chief Manteo, who had become an ally during his stay in Britain.
The colonists soon learned that Indians had murdered the 15 men and were uneasy at the prospect of remaining on Roanoke Island.
He had also instructed the colonists that, should they be forced to leave the island under duress, they should carve a Maltese cross above their destination.
www.coastalguide.com /packet/lostcolony01.htm   (1774 words)

 Arms and Armour of the Roanoke Island Colonist - Heritage Education Program - National Park Service - Cape Hatteras ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
He surmises that the colonists built this fort and the one on Roanoke Island to be defended mainly with pikes.
To protect their heads, some of the colonists may have worn a high-ridged morion, made of steel or, less often, of cuir bouilli (stiff, waxed leather) and lined with quilted linen.
In 1585 and again in 1587, the colonists arrived too late in the year to plant, and consequently relied on the Native Americans for their food supply.
www.nps.gov /fora/arms.htm   (2523 words)

 1627 Pilgrim Village at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The colonists made a list of families and animals, which we believe to be a nearly complete list of residents for that year.
Author George Willison was the first to use this phrase, identifying "saints" as the Plymouth colonists who had separated from the Church of England, and "strangers" as the remaining colonists who were still loyal to the Church of England.
In the 1620s, the colonists would most likely have relieved themselves outside during the day, on or near their compost piles, and at night in chamber pots kept near their beds.
www.plimoth.org /visit/what/1627.asp   (4927 words)

 The Struggle for American Independence.
The Stamp Act Congress passed a "Declaration of Rights and Grievances," which claimed that American colonists were equal to all other British citizens, protested taxation without representation, and stated that, without colonial representation in Parliament, Parliament could not tax colonists.
Although some in Parliament thought the army should be used to enforce the Stamp Act (1765), others commended the colonists for resisting a tax passed by a legislative body in which they were not represented.
One accomplishment of the Congress was the Association of 1774, which urged all colonists to avoid using British goods, and to form committees to enforce this ban.
www.twilightbridge.com /hobbies/festivals/independence/timeline.htm   (4281 words)

 American Colonists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
colonists if there was some profit in it for them.
I believe that if the colonists hadn't done so well, England would have left them there to rot.
After so much abuse a person has to break away from that abuser, it's the same for the colonists.
uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu /Dshaffer/_hist1211/000000c8.htm   (103 words)

 Blue Planet - Biohazard Games
One of the many discoveries made by the colonists was that they were not the only sentient life forms on Poseidon.
No one had anticipated the survival of the original colonists, and those on Earth were stunned to discover the colony had not only survived, but had grown from the five thousand original colonists to over eighty thousand souls.
The genetic code of the native life was found to be inexplicably based on DNA, explaining why the colonists had been able to initially survive, and subsequently thrive.
www.biohazardgames.com /bp.html   (1295 words)

 Who Were the Colonists?
This lesson will introduce who the colonists were, where they lived, and why they left England.
Explain that this is the journey that the colonists took from England to America.
Explain that some of the reasons included: acquiring new land, seek new natural resources, could not practice their own religion, could not find work in England/Europe, etc. Review each reason and ask the students why these reasons were important.
www.glc.k12.ga.us /BuilderV03/lptools/lpshared/lpdisplay.asp?Session_Stamp=&LPID=47338   (719 words)

 Amendment IX: Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists
That these Colonists are well entitled to all the essential rights, liberties and privileges of men and freemen, born in Britain, is manifest, not only from the Colony charter, in general, but acts of the British Parliament.
Had the Colonists a right to return members to the british parliament, it would only be hurtfull; as from their local situation and circumstances it is impossible they should be ever truly and properly represented there.
The Colonists have been branded with the odious names of traitors and rebels, only for complaining of their grievances; How long such treatment will, or ought to be born is submitted.
press-pubs.uchicago.edu /founders/documents/amendIXs3.html   (1544 words)

 New Bedford Whaling Museum | Research
As European colonists began to regularly hunt great whales sighted from shore native peoples joined them becoming actively engaged in the hunt and integral members of the initial colonial shore whaling operations and the pelagic whaling of later decades.
The first recorded instance of the colonists efforts to organize community efforts to exploit drift whales was in Southampton, Long Island in March of 1644.
By 1672 the colonists and their Native American neighbors were working together hunting whales along the coasts from small sailing vessels.
www.whalingmuseum.org /kendall/amwhale/am_index.html   (2315 words)

 The History Place - Early Colonial Era
is signed by the 41 men, establishing a form of local government in which the colonists agree to abide by majority rule and to cooperate for the general good of the colony.
King Philip (the colonist's nickname for Metacomet, chief of the Wampanoags) is hunted down and killed on August 12, 1676, in a swamp in Rhode Island, ending the war in southern New England and ending the independent power of Native Americans there.
In April, New England Governor Andros is jailed by rebellious colonists in Boston.
www.historyplace.com /unitedstates/revolution/rev-early.htm   (1939 words)

 Indians and Colonists
When Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts colony for dissenting opinions and settled in Providence in 1636 with a handful of followers, several thousand Indians were in possession of the Bay shore lands and the major islands.
According to Roger Williams, three small beads made from the "Poquauhock" shell worth one English penny and were twice as valuable as the white beads made from "the stem or stocke of the Periwincle." These were carried in quantity upon their persons.
The Indians and colonists of the Bay region shared its land and resources for almost 40 years in mutual accommodation.
www.providenceri.com /narragansettbay/indians_and_colonists.html   (1508 words)

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