"The Boycotts Made the Revolution Radical" written by T.H. Breen stressed the American's’ indulgence of themselves and luxurious British imports. Americans had a tendency to buy imported goods that gave off the impression of wealth that they did not have. It was said that the misuse of the purchasing of goods harmed the Americans. The British were not prepared for America to protest and boycott the taxed goods. The economy was shifting in America, and this was a cause of the Revolution.
Civil control was pressed upon the Americans in the seventeen hundreds by the leaders of The United States. The significance of this was that the Revolution to some was a rite of passage. "American leaders felt that they could not gain respect from their own citizens or from other foreign countries with out a central government and political/ military power" (Higginbotham). With out the support from a country’s own citizens the government is powerless. Military powers were used to show the citizens of the United States and other countries that the United States were powerful and held control. Americans were uneasy because there was a British army in America.
In Document #4, "Reverend Thomas Barnard Looks to Future Glories, 1763," Barnard speaks about the desperate troubled times that had passed. Then, later in the document, Barnard begins to praise the hopeful, fulfilled present and future. +2
Rev. Thomas Barnard recognizes how hard it was for the founding fathers to overcome all opposition, to escape from oppression, and then to flourish and extend its wealth and strength of the Mother Country, which was eventually weakened. Barnard realizes that America has a right to rejoice, and be glad, after reflecting on past events, and looking forward to the prospect of a great future that was purchased by our fathers.
In pages 103-105--> Document #4 "'William Pym' Asserts Parliamentary Supremacy, 1765"