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American Revolution

Navigation Acts 1660, 1662, 1662, 1670, 1673. -Controlled trade between colonies & England -Benefitted English trade only (mercantilism) -Would lead to smuggling by the colonists
French & Indian War -Britain defeat the French and remove France from N.A. Britain receives all land east of the Mississippi River. -Britain goes into debt paying for the war.
Proclamation of 1763 -Line along the Appalachian Mountains - Limits colonists to the coast. -Colonists are angered that they cannot expand.
Sugar Act (1764) -Lowered the tax on imported molasses -Intended to convince colonists not to smuggle -Also allowed British officers to seize smuggled goods without having to go to court
Stamp Act (1785) -Taxed almost all printed material (newspapers, pamphlets, wills, playing cards) -Colonists are upset because they are taxed without representation and without consent -Effect:Sons of Liberty,Protests/Boycotts,Stamp Act Congress,Tax repealed
Declaratory Act (1766) -In response to the repeal of the Stamp Act, Parliament declares it has the right to tax and make decision for the colonies.
Townshend Acts (1767) -Placed import taxes on basic items like glass, tea, paper, and lead.
Boston Massacre March 5, 1770 -Conflict between colonists and 10 “Redcoats” -5 dead -British soldiers are arrested but acquitted(two guilty of manslaughter) -Used as Propaganda: to rally anti-British support -Committees of Correspondence formed to spread the word
Tea Act (1773) -Gave the British East India Company a monopoly on all tea imports to America
Boston Tea Party December 16, 1773 -Protest of Tea Act -At midnight, Boston Sons of Liberty (dressed up as Mohawks) boarded English ships and threw 342 chests of tea overboard (worth $1 million in today’s money) -Civil Disobedience
Coercive/intolerable Acts
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