1. the beginning George Washington did not
The unificationof the colonist was that they were unified because they were all under Britishlaw so they all felt that they were united by of no longer wanting to be underthe ruling of Britain but rather be their own independence from them since theyhad no representation. They felt that they all had equal rights to rights andfreedoms. While they were unified in many ways, they were also still verydivided amongst each other. The colonies were divided the taxation of goods, whilemany saw it as something that was bad and unjust since they were under Britishrule.2. Boththe British and the Continental army started to recruit black during Revolutionarywar because both felt it would be beneficial for them to join their army. Inthe beginning George Washington did not allow for blacks to join the ContinentalArmy. The British however, declared that if any black slave were to come fight forthe British side, they would be offered freedom in exchange for their service.
Theyfelt that by the slaves joining them it gave them an edge as the Continental Armywas not allowing for them to join their side. After Washington learned aboutthis, he decided to change his mind and once he did, Continental Army gained5,000 more troops. Both felt authorizingslaves would give them an advantage over the other side. But the slavesbenefited the most, due to the fact that no matter what side they fought for,they were promised freedom. 3. Colonistfelt that by them getting membership in the empire threatened their freedoms becauseover time the government was slowly taking away their freedom. A prime exampleof this when the colonies felt that it was unjust for the British to impose ataxation of good upon the people in America as they were still under Britishrule and were still technically their citizens.
This was a huge shift from whenthe government let the colonist live freely and peaceful but when the Britishgovernment went into debt, they felt that the colonies should have to pay thetax as a way to support the troops they were providing to protect them that thecolonist never asked for. 4. The individuals in many of the colonies that wereof the upper classes, wanted to keep the social classes as they knew it. Theywere to worried that as they began to transition into a democracy their statueswould go away and that everyone would be treated as equals and they were notused to being on the same level as those of the lower class.
They had to deal withnew issues of government involvement, trade among other countries, and how theywould continue to function as one newly formed country. 5. Whilethe American Revolution was something no country had ever seen before, it mighthave shocked other counties but it also gave them hope. The Declaration ofIndependence itself inspired others to write their own and declare freedom fromtheir rulers and that the many battles they fought, some won and some lost, allresulted in their victory. It alsoshowed other countries that there were other ways to rule other than monarchies.6. TheBritish believe while no one person should represent one specific part of anyarea, but that parliament represented the whole area which was under Englishrule, including he colonies.
The American’s although, did not feel the same asthey believe that there should be a specific person from each colony tophysically represent them as since they were so far away and they couldn’t reallyhave a say on what was happening in parliament. The British felt that if thecolonies truly wanted to be represented, they would have to tax them for it forexample, the Stamp Act. 7. Theactions of the British Authorities helped unify the American Colonists by allthe implementation of taxes upon the American people. The Stamp Act was themain one that solidified the unification of the colonist against the Britishauthorities because it affected all of the people in the colonies, ranging fromthe filthy rich to the poorest man on the street.
The colonies all rallied togetherand decided that enough was enough and decided that anything that was importedfrom Great Britain would be boycotted.