I have to pretend as I am an editor for a colonial newspaper in the 1760's and write 2 editorial accounts of ONE of the events that listed below:
-Passage of Sugar Act/Stamp Act
-Passage of Tea Act
One account must be written from the point of view of the Loyalists and the other account must be written from the point of view of the Patriots (each one is supposed to be one page and a half in length). The articles can be creative in expressing the point of view but must include factually correct information as to the dates and event involved. I need examples to know how it should be written.
<br>Below I have provided some of the main points that you could address in your editorials. I will first supply some background for you on each of items and then I will offer suggestions on the loyalist/patriot point of view. I will point you in the right direction, however I will leave the creativity to you so that you can bring your own style of writing to the assignment.
<br>One point to keep in mind is that those colonists who were labeled "loyalists" were not always in agreement with the actions of Parliament but they were always loyal to the king. So a loyalist could denounce taxes (albeit they wouldn't take part in the protests) but would never advocate breaking away from the British Empire, as did the patriots.
<br>1. Sugar Act/Stamp Act
<br>The Sugar Act was passed in 1764 and it was the first tax ever passed specifically to raise revenue from the colonies. The British hoped to use the revenue to help pay for some of the expenses resulting from the French and Indian War. The tax imposed a tax on sugar, textiles, coffee, indigo, and wine imported to the colonies from non-British territories. Also added was a list of "enumerated goods" that the colonies could only ship to English ports.
<br>The Stamp Act was passed in 1765 and it too was designed to help defray the costs of maintaining British troops in the American colonies. This act required tax stamps for public documents like newspapers, customs documents, legal papers, and licenses.
<br>Loyalist point of view:
<br>The loyalist would more than likely argue from the same point of view as that of George Grenville, chancellor of ...
This solution provides both patriot and loyalist views of the Stamp Act, the Tea Act, the Sugar Act, and the Boston Massacre.