S: By: Semaj Taylor
FC: For: Mrs. Woolley | Revolution Diary A New Frontier: Breaking Up is Hard to Do or Is It? | History | By: Semaj Taylor
1: Marcus Hillman | On December 10, 1834, there was a lot of work for the slaves. Ever Since the move from America life is not easy. America found out about the slaves running the colony. It has been interesting ever since.
2: After America found out about the Africans they started to tax us on all our raw materials. They said, "since we have so many people it should be great revenue". That's there excuse. | Boyd Newman
3: Marcus | Hillman | The slaves had been talking. They said that they heard from a colonist that the money used to run the colony was getting smaller while America's control was getting bigger. America did not want the Africans or the slaves to run the colony.
4: Boyd Newman | The American government passed the Colonial Revenue Act that made sure the raw materials were taxed. When the colonists saw that, they started to boycott and process their own. The colonists were up for paying their fair share only if the American government would ease up on their control over the Semayan colony.
5: Marcus Hillman | On December 11. 1834, there was a big uprising. All the slaves figured the American government responded to the colonists boycotting the tax. The American government passed the Order of Semaya Act. It said that the colonists were not allowed to associate with the Africans unless told to do so.
6: Boyd Newman | The colonists continued to boycott and one in particular, Sean King, persuaded them to confront America with their grievances. The loyalist that were loyal to America didn't want the colonists to confront the government. When the colonists sent letters and wrote their complaints the government just dismissed them.
7: Marcus Hillman | As the grievances were dismissed the colonists were angry and they began to protest the American government. The government was annoyed and and took the colonists' rights away. He disguised it and said since they moved away the rights no longer applied to them. The slaves wondered how it could get any worse. The colonists needed the representation through America for the colony.
8: On December 12, 1834 the colonists started tormenting the people who lived in America and the people working in the central building of America. Eventually guards outside the building started to escort them away from the premises, but the colonists wouldn't budge. They still found a way to get back to the building. Eventually one guard got frustrated and started to fire in the crowd. The Deaths of 1834 happened and 10 people were killed. The first person killed was John Richardson. The person sent to calm down the colonists who was a major neutralist. | Boyd Newman
9: Marcus Hillman | The colonists were upset that the guards weren't sentenced for their shootings at the colonists. The colonists wanted the guards to follow the laws of America since they were citizens that lived there. All of the slaves were surprised that the colonists spoke up.
10: Boyd Newman | The colonists continued to express their feelings toward the American government. The American government was amazed and angry that they had gone this long. They thought passing the Principles Act would be the end of the colonists. It had specific laws that would make living on their own a disaster. The woman encouraged their husbands to keep going for what was right.
11: After a few days the colonists were ready to go all out. One of the colonists, Michael Bryant, decided it was time to push for the colony's independence. The colonists were done with the American government. The slaves were definitely done with the American government. | Marcus Hillman
12: Boyd Newman | On December 15, 1834 the colonists sat down and acknowledged their grievances between one another. They decided the best way to get across that they were serious, was they assigned Jacob Taylor to write the Proposal of 1834. It had all the colonists' grievances on it, said they were ready to fight, and their signatures. This would be the start of their independence. Hoping they would gain freedom for their own.