The documentary is titled “Reluctant Revolutionaries” because it illustrates historical events that happened in 1764 -1774. The reluctant revolutionaries were the Founding Fathers, including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and John Adams, among others, who decided to implement the idea that ordinary people could govern themselves without kings and noblemen.
The revolutionaries were reluctant to the British Empire, laws, and policies implied on the thirteen American colonies by the British Parliament. Therefore, they believed that a line should be drawn between Britain and the colonies, establishing their rights. The British Parliament did not consult colonies about the changes in the policies, thus, causing outrage and boycotts. The “Reluctant Revolutionaries” truly believed that the British Parliament had no right to introduce their policies and, especially, force colonies to pay taxes.