After 1763 and the French and Indian War, the British Empire was left with a very big debt to pay. Because of this, the British government decided to tax the American colonists in order to get more money and repay the money they took from various British and Danish banks...
After 1763 and the French and Indian War, the British Empire was left with a very big debt to pay. Because of this, the British government decided to tax the American colonists in order to get more money and repay the money they took from various British and Danish banks in order to fund the war; the Sugar Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765 are just some of the laws that were created and passed with the purpose of getting more money from the American colonists. Naturally, many of the colonists did not appreciate the new laws and tried to appeal to the British government. However, the British leaders believed that it was right to tax the American colonists, because, according to them, the British army fought hard to protect the Americans during the war, and one way the American colonists could express their gratitude is to pay taxes, so that the debt can be repaid sooner.
Many of the colonists disagreed with these claims, as they believed that the main reason why the British Empire funded the war was to expand both its territory and influence, and not to protect or appease the colonists. Furthermore, the American colonists were largely underrepresented in the British legislative body and the British government in general; thus, they remained powerless when it came to the decisions made about their socioeconomic status, as the British parliament consisted mainly of British individuals who were chosen by the English population in Great Britain.
Even though some colonists did not want to meddle in politics, a big number of them also began to think about independence and decided to try to get as many people as they could to resist and ultimately put a stop to the British rule over the colonies. Soon, the growing displeasure with the British Empire's governance grew into a war of independence and marked the start of the American Revolution.