Civil Disobedience and Vandalism
(different actions taken by citizens and groups to protest)

Chelsey + Maddy = Social stuidies buddies (Period 3)

The colonist's that were in Boston and mostly everywhere else cooperated with each other, to try and destroy the British hold on the colonies. This is what they called Civil Disobedience and Vandalism, it's were you vandalize items to make a point, you also do it in public for that same reason, to make the British angry. This all happened between 1763-1776. This wasn't just happening in Boston it was happening every where, by everywhere I mean the 13 colonies. The colonist's were doing this because, things were overly being taxed and one thing is, the British is over taxing tea that's not even real tea. It's like a powdery kind, that tastes more liquidy than real kind. How the colonist's destroyed things and made peoples lives a living death wish. They would follow people that were stamp collecters, to their work shops then talk bad about them, talk them down and make them very sad and depressed. People would soon go out of buissness because, they are stamp collecters were working for the British, and people don't like the British so they won't go to their shops anymore. It was crazy, that people had to be runned down and out of buissness just for working a small job.

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Brooke Pena & Corey Fenton Pd.6
Civil disobedience and vandalism in the colonies is terrrible. It started in 1763 and surprisingly ended in 1776, about 13 years later. An example of civil disobedience is boycotting: the British don't buy things in the colonies which doesn't benefit the colonists at all. Henry David Thoreau started this whole mess, and its all because the colonies don't like how the
British are treating us and we have no representation. The Boston Tea Party, Sugar Act, and the Townshend act are all examples that could have started it all.




Michelle Boysel and Jayveon Scott

Dear Editor:

If England is putting all of these taxes on the colonies then the colonies have a right to retaliate. The colonies have chosen to use vandalism and civil disobedience. Vandalism is the destruction of people's property, while civil disobedience is non-violently protesting. One of the most popular forms of civil disobedience is boycotting. The colonists would tolerate the taxes if they were getting representation, but they are just taxing the colonies without benefits for any of the colonists. As they say, "No taxation without representation."

Even though not all of the protesting is non-violent, like the Daughters of Liberty, some are extremely violent and use intimidation to get what they want. For example, the Sons of Liberty use intimidation and vandalism to scare people who are working for England into supporting the colonists. Anyone who sold British goods or was a British tax collector was first threatened by the Sons of Liberty. Then they threatened their friends and family. Finally if they still didn't stop working with the British they would tar and feather them. However, most colonists just boycotted British goods. One example of vandalism is the Boston Tea Party. I think civil disobedience is a very effective way of protest, but vandalism and intimidation are not appropriate for this situation.

Sincerely,

Michelle Boysel and Jayveon Scott

Urbana, Ohio





Jason Brightman
Dear Editor:
I think that the colonists had every right to complain about the taxes and they were only trying to keep their hard earned money that Britain was taking to pay off the war they started. If one of the ways that the colonists want to use as vandalism is tar and feathering then so be it. Civil disobedience are legal actions such as boycotting which is when the colonists don't buy goods with taxes on them so the British do not get the money. Now vandalism is illegal actions (that are frowned upon in most places) such as tar and feathering and burning ships ( such as the tax ship the HMS Gaspee) and throwing bricks in soldiers faces and tearing down the houses of officers. This was mostly done by the Sons of Liberty

Josh Wingfield / Chris Jordan

The Sons of Liberty did a lot of vandalism and civil disobedience towards a lot of the laws Britain put into effect. Civil Disobedience is the active refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of the government or of and occuping international power using no form of violence. They mostly did vandalism within 1760 and 1766 in the colonies. Two examples of this is the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre.

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