Saturday, September 23, 2006

Control: A Powerful Tool

From writing an essay in my A.P. U.S. History class, I have learned what the British government's objective was when it taxed it's people and established so many Acts within only a few years. The British felt as though their own people didn't support them in the French and Indian War. They also collected a great amount of debt due to the expenses of the war. Britain desired control. They wanted to have authority over whomever they could given the opportunity. Some of the most significant Acts they established were the Tea Act, Sugar Act(1765), Townsend Act,and the Stamp Act.

I have discovered that this control factor is still being used in modern times. Even within the U.S. government, government officials desire to establish power and rule over their people. They believe that if they create control, it will give rise to respect.


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