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Warm-Up: Explain the phrase, “No Taxation Without Representation”. Where did the term originate? How might this phrase apply to you today?

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1 Warm-Up: Explain the phrase, “No Taxation Without Representation”. Where did the term originate? How might this phrase apply to you today?

2 Sugar Act (1764) Lowered the taxes on molasses but cracked down on smuggling molasses into and out of the colonies illegally.

3 Stamp Act (1765) A new law that required a tax be paid on items such as wills, newspapers, marriage papers, cards, and diplomas. This type of tax was used in other countries but new to the colonies.

4 The British Perspective England has just paid a lot of money to protect the colonies from the French. The taxes in England were higher than in the colonies.

5 The Colonist Perspective The colonists were angry that they had no representatives in Parliament. Willing to pay taxes but only if the taxes were passed by their own legislatures.

6 Whose Side Do YOU Take? OR

7 Unity in the Colonies The colonists bonded over their angry toward Britain. Held a Stamp Act Congress Wrote petitions to King George III and to Parliament Organized boycotts.

8 Boycotts What are boycotts? How might a boycott effect the British? The Stamp Act was repealed.

9 Success did not last long for the colonialists… The Townsend Acts tax goods such as glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea. English officials were sent to monitor colonial ports. These officers were given writs of assistance (similar to warrants).

10 A Swift Colonial Reaction Nonimportation Agreements: signed by farmers and merchants promising not to import goods taxed by the Townsend Acts. Organizations such as The Sons of Liberty and The Daughters of Liberty.


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