Were the Colonists Justified in Waging War?

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The American colonists were justified in waging war and breaking away from Britain because of unjust laws, a King of tyranny, and both violating searches and officials. These things outraged the colonists in different ways. Forcing them to unite together and rebel against Britain, hence leading to Revolutionary War.

First off, Parliament imposed many unjust laws. According to Document 2(they believed that Britain had the right to impose laws to regulate trade). However contrast the introduction of The Stamp Act was purely to gain revenue. The Stamp Act particularly affected lawyers, merchants, and editors, as well as the general public. Document 5 states parliament can make laws to bind us in all cases. The colonists wished to have a leader of respect who could look out for prosperity. The colonists argued that they were unfairly taxed without representation. In contrary there are many different views, concerning the causes of the Revolutionary War.

The colonists felt that their privacy was offended and they were being treated inhumane fashion.

Intolerable King oppressed the colonists. Document 7 states over the duration of time, there were many occurrences of injuries (unlawful seizures). For example once the Sons Of Liberty used mob violence. Stamp agents resigned The Stamp Act was repealed. Parliament asserted with The Delatory Act. They felt it could pass numerous laws to keep control.