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American Revolution7

1. French/Indian War Although most of the fighting took place in Europe, the conflict eventually spilled over into America. Whenever France and England were at war, their colonies went to war as well. In 1754 a fourth struggle began.
2. Albany Conference The Iroquois controlled western New York-territory the French had to pass through to reach the Ohio River. In response, 7 colonies sent representatives to meet with 150 Iroquois leaders at Albany, New York, in June 1754.
3. Proclamation of 1763 Proclamation drew a line from north to south along the Appalachian Mountains and declared that colonists could not set the west of the line without the British government's permission.
4. George Grenville became prime minister and first lord of the Treasury. Grenville had to find a way to reduce Britain's debt and pay for the 10,000 British troops now stationed in North America. New tax policies emerged from his efforts.
5. Sugar Act The act changed the tax rates levied on raw sugar and molasses imported from foreign colonies. It also placed new taxes on silk, wine, coffee, pimento, and indigo.
6. Currency Act of 1764 The act banned the use of paper money in the colonies, because it tended to lose its value very quickly.
7.Stamp Act The Stamp Act required stamps to be placed on most printed materials, including newspapers, pamphlets, posters, wills, mortgages, deeds, licenses, and even diplomas, dice, and playing cards.
8. Quartering Act This law forced the colonies to pay more for their own defense. If the colonies did not provide barracks for British troops, the act stated that troops could stay in taverns, inns, vacant buildings, and barns, and the colonies had to pay the rent.
9. Sons/Daughters of Liberty The org. grew very quickly throughout the colonies. The Sons of Liberty organized outdoor meetings and demonstrations. They also intimidated stamp distributors.
10. Stamp Act Congress Issued the Declaration of Rights and Grievances. Drafted by a wealthy farmer from Pennsylvania named John Dickinson,
11. Nonimportation Agreement Pledging not to buy any British goods until Parliament repealed the Stamp Act
12. Declaratory Act This act asserted that Parliament had the power to make laws for the colonies.
13. Charles Townshend New Chancellor of the Exchequer, introduced a series of new regulations and taxes in 1767.
14. Townshend Acts introduced a series of new regulations and taxes in 1767.
15. Revenue Act of 1767 Put new customs duties on glass, lead, paper, paint,and tea imported into the colonies.
16. Writs of Assistance The writs were general search warrants that enabled customs officers to enter any location to look for evidence of smuggling.
17. "Letters from a Pennsylvania Farmer" In these essays, Dickinson reasserted that only assemblies elected by the colonists had the right to tax them. In addition, he called on the colonies to become "firmly bound together" to "form one body politic" to resist the Townshend Acts.
18. Massachusetts Resistance (Circular Letter) In the letter, the men pointed out that Townshend's taxes would be used to pay the salaries of government officials, a power the colonial assemblies then held.
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