Essay/Term paper: Great britain
Essay, term paper, research paper: Humanities
Britian and the colonies had tensions between each other
from the time that the adventurous 1colonists wanted to
branch out away from the powerful grip of Britian. Although
Britian did not want to let the colonists start there own
country they still believed that an extension to their country
would be very beneficial to their economy and power.
Britian had laws and taxes on the colonists that seemed
unfair to the colonists; and they were, but they benefited
Britian a great deal by extending their power further into the
world. Now that the British had set up their colony and set
down their rules and regulations the colonists felt that they
were being treated unfairly and believed that they deserved
more freedom than the British gave them. After such things
as the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and the brutality of the Boston
Massacre the colonists began to get restless and striving
toward freedom from the higher power that ruled their every
day. Protest groups began to rise from the disgruntled
people, groups like the Committees of Correspondence.
This group gave the people something to believe in. This
group clearly told them that they had more rights than the
British told them. Inevitably the colonists waged war on the
mighty British government.
This may have seemed to be a good choice; the British
were unfair, so it seemed that the colonists had a right to
declare their independence from Britain. And of course it
seems to be a good dicision because the United States is
now the most powerful country in the world. However was it
a smart Christian dicision, what does the bible say about war
and going against your own government. In the book of
Romans it directly tells the reader that going against your
government it is going against Gods will because the
government was put there by God. So if this is the case the
colonists were all heathens and the whole economy, society
and culture of the United States was based on an unjust
sinful idea. Yes, that would be true if the Bible did not have
another portion specifically handling this sort of situation. In
another section of the Bible it reads that a person must only
follow a government if it is not leading the person away from
God. So if a government directly disobeys Gods word then
it is not right to follow its rule and teachings. Did the British
do this? Yes, the British passed many different laws that
would go against the biblical things like the Quebec Act and
the many other unfair taxes and rules. When the British killed
those men during the Boston Massacre, I would say that that
was not a very Christian action. If the British did things like
this all the time then the colonists had all the right to run from
Now that the colonists had a good reason to leave and a
good Christian reason. They may not have gone about
leaving in the most Biblical way, since waging war on a
country is not a good Christian attitude, but again in the Bible
it has many wars that were fought for Christian things. So if
leaving the British government is Christian, then it could be
said that the colonists had all the right in the world to leave
the British and establish the country we know today.
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