JCC: American Revolution

No taxation without representation!”

Under Secretary General: Gökdeniz Yüksel

Academic Assistant: Aleyna Alçınkaya

For the sunny part of the 17th and 18th centuries, the relationship between Great Britain and her North American colonies was firm, robust, and peaceable. In 1700, there were about 250,000 European and African settlers in North America’s 13 English colonies. By 1775, on the eve of revolution, there were nearly 2.5 million. Great Britain had amassed an enormous debt following the French and Indian War; so, as a means to help alleviate at least some of the financial burden, they expected the American colonies to shoulder their share. But there was something they didn’t expect: 13 colonies were already sick of the unreasonable sanctions of England. Despite the growing unrest, many Americans perceived war and independence as a last resort. The fire was sparked once and now the only choice is fighting for a bright future. You are invited to five o’clock tea in Boston, although we might throw all the tea to the sea instead of drink it!

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