Apush 1999 Dbq Essay
The struggle for colonial unity was a battle of great importance for the survival of American freedoms. The poster “Join or Die”, published in 1754, in the Pennsylvania Gazette, was the work of Ben Franklin and was created during the French and Indian War (Document A). It was used to show the importance of colonial unity when the …show more content…
Another thing that helped the American colonists to develop a sense of identity was that face that they were 3,000 miles away from the British. The British allowed the American colonies much more freedom than other colonies because of the great distance. This leniency in ruling led the colonists to start to form their own local governments and to work together. This gave them a totally unique identity. Edmond Burke, a member of the House of Commons, wrote in 1766 that “The eternal Barriers of Nature forbid that the colonies should be blended or coalesce into the Mass…of this Kingdom.” (Document B). The American colonists grew used to this leniency so when the British began to actually start enforcing laws and placing taxes on the colonies the people became greatly distraught, further separating themselves from the British.
Many different aspects of the American colonists set themselves apart from the British.
Distance as well as years of relaxed rule and a huge cultural