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6.1 Key Questions What were the causes of the American Revolution? Identify the forms of protest used by the colonists Analyze the effectiveness of the protests.
6.1 Key Terms Proclamation of 1763 Stamp Act Stamp Act Congress Petitions Sons of Liberty Samuel Adams Boycotts
“No Taxation without Representation!” Reaction to the Stamp Act I.Nine colonies formed the Stamp Act Congress in New York. Discussed what to do about the Stamp Act and other taxes Sent a petition to the king saying the right to tax the colonists was not Parliaments, but the right of the colonial assemblies
Secret Society II. The Sons of Liberty was formed to oppose British policies, led by Samuel Adams –Encouraged people to attack customs officials (tax collectors) and burn the stamps –Burned homes or property of tax collectors –Tarred and feathered them –Hanged in effigy
III. Boycott British Merchants Colonists refuse to buy from British merchants, causing them to lose money
IV. Do the Protests Work? Yes, it worked! The British Parliament repeals (ends) the Stamp Act
V. Declaratory Act A new act is issued, The Declaratory Act, stating Parliament had the supreme authority to govern the colonies.
Review Questions 1.Explain why the colonists were upset with the… – Proclamation of 1763 –Quartering Act
Ppt. Review Questions 1.What was the purpose of the Stamp Act Congress? 2.What did the petition to the King state? 3.How do you think the king would have reacted to the petition?
Ppt. Review Questions 1.Why was the Sons of Liberty formed? 2.Who was the leader of the Sons of Liberty? 3.Identify the activities of the Sons of Liberty, especially those aimed at protesting against the acts of the crown and directed at the stamp collectors.
Ppt. Review Questions 1.Explain how a boycott could help lead to the end of acts the colonists believed were unfair. 2.As a result of the boycott on British goods, what happened to the hated Stamp Act? 3.How did the crown still try to maintain it’s authority over the colonists following the repeal of the act?
6.1 Quiz Road to Revolution: Tighter British Control 1. What was the Law that restricted colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains following the French and Indian War? 2. What law required colonists to house British troops in their homes? 3. What law taxed legal documents, playing cards, business documents, newspapers, calendars, dice, and almanacs? 4. What was the secret organization, led by Samuel Adams, that led protests against British policies? 5. Explain how the boycott against British goods was able to change the law (from question #3.)