Tick Tock Goes the Clock

Essay by compchic_3Junior High, 9th gradeA+, January 2006

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Times are desperate these days, and desperate measures must be taken. Fellow colonists, mother England has given a plethora of reasons for us to become independent. You might have felt the impact of her decisions on your treasury, or rights, or your essential goods. The soldiers at your house might be listening to every word you utter, or scrutinizing every move you make. It is almost as though England wants us to revolt, that she wants us to become independent, and so would give us more reasons to. "...But when a long train of abuses and usurpations...evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government..." says Mr. Thomas Jefferson. Increasingly, already, the British are taking more and more action to take us under absolute power and it is your choice to stop this virulent rule.

You probably have felt the weight of your treasury diminish considerably since the exploitive taxing of the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, and the infuriating Quartering Acts. The British purposefully taxed our most essential objects such as paper, food, clothing, tea, etc. They are forever rising in prices. Furthermore, the soldiers we're compelled to provide for demand things we have trouble providing our own families with. What good is external protection when you are internally starving?

The British must come to their senses and realize what they are doing to us. They passed the Intolerable Acts in reaction to the Boston Tea Party. The Bostonians had the Tea Party in reaction to the Tea Act. The British passed the Tea Act in reaction to the fact that one of their companies is lagging. Is restraining Bostonians to one town meeting per year, no trade, and the hated soldier actually...