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America: Free Labor or Slavery

America: Free Labor or Slavery
The American colonists had a tradition of rebellion before the revolutionary warSohaib Riaz Khan

The English colonists had a long tradition of physical rebellion against the laws and policies of America which they did not like on major occasions. The English colonists who were later portrayed as the Americans had a quintessential series of fights against the natives; however, after taking control of the region they had a continuous

The English colonists had a long tradition of physical rebellion against the laws and policies of America which they did not like on major occasions. The English colonists who were later portrayed as the Americans had a quintessential series of fights against the natives; however, after taking control of the region they had a continuous rebel against the English, German, and other colonists regularly. The one main reason for such rebellions which included the physical violation was the fact English colonists wanted to take full control of the American region and never wanted any other nation to become a parallel force against them. The transformation of the 1840s stimulated the moral crises in the united states. The smaller groups of America fought for the rights of land reforms, racial equality and rights of workers and women, and these movements for social change reshaped the politics of America. The economic changes in the North created new ideologies of social, cultural and political issues that divided the nation into additional moral and regional lines. The need for cheap labour was the main reason for welcoming unprecedented waves of immigrants; however, this acceleration of immigration gave rise to hatred and hostility from the natives. The competition of jobs became an eruptive platform for natives and foreign groups because the immigrants displaced many native-born workers by low wages. The Irish and the Germans were the two other main forces of the immigrant colonists in America who faced strong rebellions from the English colonists to take full control of the American region. However, the working conditions of immigrants were not so different from the slaves, although they were based on the ideology of free labour.

Christopher Clark has highlighted the invasion of Colonists including the British in his book Who Built America, published in 2007. The American colonists had a tradition of rebellion before the revolutionary war; indeed, after gaining their independence, American citizens used the tactics of uprising and protests to defy unfair laws and inequality. Shay’s rebellion and Whiskey are two of the most important acts against the policies such as the tax application by the government. The first act that made the people furious was the stamp act of 1765; however, the later series of acts including the Townshend acts (1767) and Molasses act (1773) which had imposed taxes on everyday use items such as glass, tea, or paint had become the main reason of rebellions against the government. Nativism was the anti-immigration movement by the natives of America that favoured their own original thirteen colonies against foreign immigrants. In reaction to the wave of immigration during the mid-nineteenth century, the Nativists created political parties to limit the rights of immigrants. That led to the anti-immigrant sentiments in the United States against foreigners.  The irony of this scenario is that the Nativists who originated from the Native American party were not indigenous of the American Indians but were the people that were themselves descended from the inhabitants of the original thirteen colonies of British. One example of such rebellion would be the Boston Massacre in the year 1770 when the Pine Tree Riot and Gaspee incident caused an uproar in an angry crowd. The British had never accepted the Townshend tax and they never accepted any negotiations on such policy. The English colonists have always considered them as a superior race to others; thus, always proclaimed furious rebellions against the policies they disliked.

The Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolution and the colonies were claimed separated from the British rule. The Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson gave the reason for rebellion by proclaiming that God had given everyone the equal rights of life, liberty and happiness. He mentioned that people create these governments to protect their rights by saying that whenever any form of government destruct these rights, it is the right of people to abolish and rebel against them and Britain did the same by depriving the rights of people. A chain of events like the trials of smugglers in the courts without jurists, the proclamation of 1764, the impositions of the taxes by the government without taking the consent of people and nonstop interference of governments in the colonies became the main reasons for the raptured between the British government and the American citizen and in 1776 America got its independence from Great Britain in the second continental congress. The people of America regarded life, liberty and property as their natural rights not the gift from the monarch. This ended the series of rebellions in America by the efforts of the founding fathers of America. Among the significant results of this independence was the end of rebellion and revolution by the Americans against Britain by creating the way for peaceful trade, and the making of the United States Constitution became the trademark of these revolts.  In political philosophy, the rights of rebellion or revolution are considered the basic duty or right of people to topple or overthrow the biased and prejudiced governments that act against the interests of people and the American revolts were a justification of that philosophy.

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