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Social Studies

Pre-Revolutionary War

Why did the British need money after the French and Indian War? To pay off debt from the war
Which country lost the most territory during the French and Indian War? France
Which country gained the most territory during the French and Indian War? Britain
Name 4 causes of the revolutionary War. Stamp Act Tea Act Boston Tea Party Intolerable Acts
Who was the African American killed in the Boston massacre? Crispus Attucks
Who were the colonists who supported the first for independence from England? Patriots
Who were the colonists who supported King George and Great Britain in the American Revolutionary? Loyalists
Who was one of the first colonists to speak out against the Stamp Act? Patrick Henry
What act placed a tax on paper, wool, tea and other English products? Townshend Acts
What event caused parliament to pass the coercive acts? The Boston Tea Party
What is the name the colonists gave to the coercive acts? Intolerable Acts
Who started the Sons of Liberty to protest unfair taxes? Samuel Adams
What group of people spoke out against the British taxes and planned boycotts of British goods? Sons of Liberty
What happened when the colonists boycotted printed materials after the Stamp Act? They repealed it
The British east Indian Company had exclusive rights to sell tea in the colonies. What game them this right? Tea Act
Why did the colonies hold the first continental congress? To discuss what to do about Britain
What group was formed to make things the colonists were no longer buying from England like clothing and tea? Daughters of Liberty
What was the stamp act? A tax placed on the colonists by the British where colonists had to pay a tax on printed goods such as newspapers, magazines, and legal documents.
Paying for the war The French and Indian War left Britain with a lot of debt. They wanted the colonists to pay taxes to help pay for the war.
No representation The colonists believed that the British government had no right to tax the them because there were no colonial representatives in the British parliament. “Taxation without representation”
Reaction in the colonies The colonist refused to pay the tax. They threatened tax collectors, boycotted British products, and burned the British paper in the street.
Stamp Act Congress The colonists were so upset, they called a meeting of all the Stamp Act Congress. They wanted to prepare to protest the act.
Sons of Liberty The group of American Patriots formed by Samuel Adams. They protested British taxes in the streets and intimidated tax collectors into quitting their jobs. They played an important role during the American Revolution.
Stamp Act Repealed The British repealed the Stamp Act in March 1766 because protests began to hurt British merchants and businesses.
Townshend Acts 1-3 1. A tax on printed goods imported from Britain 2. They boycotted other goods 3. Gave British officers the right to search colonists houses and businesses.
Townshend Acts 4-5 4. This boycott was successful except tax remained on tea. 5. Daughters of liberty was formed to protest unfair taxes.
Boston Massacre Angry colonists were yelling insults at a British solider. The solider began to firing into the crowds and killed 5 people. Crispas Attucks was an African American born into slavery and was the first shot in the Boston Massacre.
Boston Tea part Colonists were upset about the tax remaining on tea. Members of the Sons of Liberty dressed up as the Native Americans and dumped the tea into the Boston Harbor.
Intolerable Acts After Boston Tea Party, Britain made the Intolerable Acts. This 1. Closed the Boston Harbor 2. Took away the powers of the leaders.
First Continental Congress 12 colonies met to decide what to do about Britain.
Created by: sara.r.bailey



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