DBQ The Conflict between Great Britain and the North American colonies were more economic based rather than political and social. With the examples including the stamp act, it clearly shows it was ran by the economical differences due to the fact that the stamp act imbalances drove the colonies to protest and even start boycotting the British goods. With the quartering acts, politically, it aroused the colonists because it was so unfair. What it did was that, parliament enacted them to order local governments of the American colonies to provide the British soldiers with any needed ccommodations.
It also required citizens to provide food for any British soldiers in the area. In addition to the quartering acts, the Declaration of Colonial Rights and Grievances, a document written by the Stamp Act Congress, declared that taxes imposed on British colonists without their formal consent were unconstitutional (Doc G), none of this would of came into play without the Stamp act, which they did eventually come into resolution (Doc B). These Acts, if you traced them back to the origin, was tied with the Colonial’s and Britain’s economy.
The stamp act was put into play because of Britain’s debt and after that, the Declaration of Colonial Rights and Grievances were made from the Stamp Act congress. The British needed money so badly that they put another act into play, the assistance act (Doc A) and it was meant to help British soldiers enforce the stamp act by allowing them to write their own search warrants and search anyone’s home. The conflicts also, affected the colonist socially. It got them to write letters to each other (Doc E) explaining how Britain is prohibiting the manufacturing of iron and teel.
Also, the Virginia Declaration of Rights (Doc F) is a document drafted in 1776 to proclaim the inherent rights of men, including the right to rebel against “inadequate” government, and, with the addition of document l, the governor of Virginia, he offered the slaves who would point out if their slave owners were traitors. If you glanced at them, it would be considered a social difference, but if you look into it, they are all actually all economic. The root of all of them are economic differences is because Doc
E is about the prohibition of the manufacturing of iron and steel, and that will affect their economy. Plus, document l, gives slaves freedom. Slavery was introduced because of the lacked labor the colonists had. The slaves were put into the economy as a one-time buy for a lifetime of labor. With the stop of manufacturing of iron and steel, there was another bump in the colonists economy, document D, explains that many of the goods like ,mast trees, ship timber, cotton, copper, and iron, had a restriction in their foreign trade section.
With these actions done by the British, all of them have consequences. The Sons of Liberty, an organization of American patriots that originated in the pre- independence North American British colonies, protected the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the abuses of the British government (Doc C). The Sons of Liberty weren’t the only consequence for all these restriction in the protest in Boston, a city in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the tax policy of the British government and then East India Company that controlled all the tea imported into the colonies.