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Danyelle Harris

Raevin Frank
Jeremy Deng

British Action

Navigation Law
- Tried to enforce strict trade codes.

Colonial Reaction
The colonists were there Smuggling

to make money for the
“mother” country.

They wanted to make themselves more money$$ Was created to reduce Continue to smuggle
They felt as though their smuggling of goods in anyways and violating rights were being taken the colonies by searching the writ. Writs of away from them and it ships for smuggled assistance allow them to made them angry.
Writs of Assistance search any home they
- orders from goods. wanted to. Not court that allow individual writs like customs officers warrants. to conduct general searches for contraband.
During the French and

Indian war.
Colonist lost family
Resentment, and colonists were not members; risking their they crossed into appreciative and
Proclamation of lives to win the war, the Ohio Valley regarded new policies
1763avoided warfare anyway. between the indians,
Resulted in warfare acknowledgme with Natives. nt that Indians
Reaction was owned lands, immediate and which they understandably were residing negative and white men were removed from the area

Sugar Act
-Refined sugar imported by the colonies Taxed all luxury items like silk, and molasses. st
Committee of
Correspondence in
Mass. Boston experimented with
“No taxation without representation”

Colonist were angry by sugar act and many smuggled molasses in.
Northern colonies organized protest and other colonies warned royal governors that tax was unfair.

Currency Act 1764
Colonies suffered continuous shortage of currency which affected trading.

Stamp Act 1765
Law that taxed all printed paper items such as newspaper Quartering Acts
two acts of the
British parliament in the 18th century.

the colony issued bills
Prevailed the mercantile of credit, a form of system, providing cheap paper money that was raw materials for the mother country
Smoldering resentment backed by anticipated tax collections.

Required colonists to pay taxes on all printed papers. required colonists to

shelter and feed redcoats. The colonists acted out
Petitions to the King with violence because to control Parliament. they thought that all these taxations were
Boycotts, massive violence.
Creation of unfair. Everyone was the Sons of Liberty. affected, everyone buys newspapers... The colonists feared that
Parliament wanted to
Protests in colonial use the troops to control
Assemblies. Petitions the movement and their to the KING freedom. Protests started to slow down, Ben Franklin
Repeal of Stamp Act
Was repealed because of boycotts Declaratory Act
Same day as above- Parliaments response to repeal of the Stamp Act

Townshend Duties
indirect taxes on tea, glass, paint. voted to repeal the
Stamp Act in March
1766. On the same day as the Parliament passed the Declaratory
Acts, asserting that the
British government had free and total legislative power over the colonies.

Parliament proclaimed that they did have the right to tax colonies

Law taxing items like
"tea", glass, paint, lead.
Will pay for vice admiralty courts, and debt. Enforcing trade laws;
Violently opposed. Ignored it!

Committees of
boycotts, petitions to the KING, newspaper attacks on Parliament.
British brought in more soldiers

Colonies were angered by this, began to protest the British government
(especially Boston)

Colonists formed associations in which colonists refused to buy
British goods.

leading to Boston
Townshend Duties caused an outbreak of
Increased Regiments in violence on the streets
Boston, 1768 of Boston.

British placed two regiments as protective measure. (11 people
Boston Massacre th died including Crispus
March 5 1770
-runaway slave
This Act was intended to Protest in 4 different Colonists were angry
Tea Act 1773
- the act aid the company's colonies, blocked because they felt as that caused the finances, which were delivery of tea. though their rights were boston tea party. close to collapse. British Boston Tea Party Dec. being abused.Boston Tea east india company
16, 1773
Party- Sons of Liberty.
Act guaranteed free
Angry that the act
They thought that practice of the Catholic established
Britain was promoting faith, restored the use Catholicism as the
Quebec Act
Catholicism and the of the French c ivil law state church in Quebec
1774Roman Church.
& restored the Catholic province's Church's right to territory impose tithes . was expanded to take over part of the

Act given by the British as punishment for the
The Association st Coercive Act, including Boston Tea Party. formed by the 1 the Boston Port Act
Continental Congress.
Closed all Boston
Suffolk Resolves trading ports and the
King now appointed
Called them the the governor of the
“intolerable acts” colonies. Two battles in both lexington and concord,
Lexington and Concord lexington is the first one, Paine’s
Common Sense
April 1775
- The in which a shot suddenly first battle of the rang out as minutemen. revolutionary war.

Increased troop deploymentOrders come and soldiers get deployed; meaning they get transferred to another

Congress Bunker Hill,
Washington as
Comm-In-Chief. Olive
Branch Petition

Colonists felt that these acts were a violation of their rights, most colonies decided not to listen to the rules.

British won the lexington war but loses the
Forced British retreat boston. Claimed victory of Amreica.

place in the world to fulfill their service
From your readings and your completed chart, answer the following questions:
“The Americans have made a discovery, or think they have made a discovery, that we mean to oppress them; we have made a discovery, or think we have made a discovery; that they intend to rise up in rebellion against us. We know not how to advance; they know not how to retreat.”
Edmund Burke
1. What could England have done to keep the Colonials within the Empire, and still get the taxes they needed to pay for the cost of the colonies to the crown?
English colonies discovered…(?) that proved extreme useful things for the next two hundred years. They found that by creating a nation, a symbol, a legal unity called the United
States, they could take over land, profits, and political power from favorites of the British
Empire. In the process, they could hold back a number of potential rebellions and create a consensus of popular support for the rule of a new, privileged leadership.

2. How could the colonists get the representation they SAID they wanted from Parliament?
BE REALISTIC, it would have to be something Parliament would accept.

3. Was the dominant concern of the colonists economic or political (ideology)? Explain your answer FULLY!!!!
● Economic because they really wanted an economy free of taxes and used their freedom 4. List 3 or 4 of the most important examples of each of the following:

a. Parliamentary Actions
● Most of the acts on the chart are parliamentary actions


b. British military measures
● Quartering act
● Stopping the americans from crossing the appalachian mountains


c. Legacy of colonial religious and political ideals


d. Restrictions on civil liberties

Quartering Acts(1765), Quartering Acts(1774), Coercive Act


5. Rank each category in what you consider to be their order of importance from
1(MOST important) to 6 (Least Important)

Summative Assessment:
Your group has been hired to make a one minute ad supporting the patriot cause and promoting the split with England; or your group has been hired to create a minute ad on why Americans must support
Britain an remain loyalists. Use the top three most important events, words from at least two main characters

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