Opposing Views, American colonists vs. The British

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Once upon a time there was peace between the people of England and the settlers of the American colonies. But as time went on and England began to take advantage of the colonies this great peace left and turned into a bloody revolution which would change the world. This revolution resulted the end of the great English power and the birth of a new country America. Before the actual fighting really started the relationship between the colonists and Great Britain was stretched out to the breaking point as the Americans demands freedom and equality. Representation was very important to the American colonists. The Americans felt that they needed to be represented when issues were brought up that Continue...


Part of coming to the American colonies in the early days was the factthat you had certain freedoms that were not permitted in England. The colonists could onlytake so much before rebelling. To England the Americans were a private gold mine. A constitution to the Americans is like a birth cirtifucut of their independentnation. dealt with thewelfare of the American colonists. But is that what liberty really is The Americans thought of liberty as anecessity to life. England felt the colonists should do and act on howthey felt. So basically whatever the colonists wanted, the British was not about to give them. It was all knows in a sense by word of mouth. In England there was no such thing as a constitution. The word existed, but theirwas no piece of paper telling the people of England what rights they had and did not have. is one the most famous quotes of therevolutionary time. Taxation without representation became a well known cry from the colonists that couldnot take the English takes anymore. Liberty to England meant that is was part of their freedom to have control overthe colonies.