Treaty of Paris (1763)
-Britain gave land west of the Appalachian Mountains to Natives to prevent future wars.
-Did not want to pay for troops to protect the colonies.
-Wanted Colonists to pay for the costs of fighting the Natives.
Results of the French and Indian War
-Proclamation of 1763 limited the Colonists to the area east of the Appalachian Mountains.
-Britain was in debt and wanted the Colonists to pay the cost of the war.
Sugar Act (1764)
-The British passed the sugar act to make up money lost in the war.
-Tax on sugar and molasses.
-Rum manufacturing declines and the Colonists make less money.
Stamp Act (1765)
-Tax on all printed materials to pay for British Troops in North America.
-Stamp Act Congress met to protest the tax.
-The Stamp Act Congress led directly to the Declaration of Independence.
Townshend Acts (1765)
-Tax on many imports including tea.
-Colonial protests led to it’s repeal; except for the tea tax.
-Tea tax raised prices on non-British tea.
Boston Tea Party (1773)
-In response to Tea Act, Colonists dumped around 90,000 pounds of British tea into Boston Harbor.
-The tea was worth more than 1 million dollars in today’s money.
Intolerable Acts (1774)
-Following the British Tea Party, Boston Harbor is closed until the British are paid back for the tea.
-The Quartering Act was the most hated.
Boston Massacre (1770)
-What starts as a snowball fight turns into a violent colonial protest.
-British Soldiers fire on protesters and killed 5.
Representation, The Big Issue!
-Colonists objected to being taxed without representation in Parliament (British government).
-They were not consulted about taxes.
-Colonists wanted to have their voiced heard by the king.