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.


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