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Chapter 4 - Worksheet.  SUGAR, STAMP AND TOWNSHEND ACTS PURPOSE/SIGNIFICANCE  Intended to raise revenue to support troops in colonies through trade.

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1 Chapter 4 - Worksheet

2  SUGAR, STAMP AND TOWNSHEND ACTS PURPOSE/SIGNIFICANCE  Intended to raise revenue to support troops in colonies through trade and direct taxes, and to exert control over colonies COLONIAL AND/OR BRITISH REACTION  United colonists in resisting taxation without representation through protests, public demonstrations, resolutions and boycotts of British goods.

3  BOSTON MASSACRE PURPOSE/SIGNIFICANCE  Colonial protest escalated into deadly confrontation with British troops COLONIAL AND/OR BRITISH REACTION  Became symbol of British tyranny, increasing colonial resistance

4  BOSTON TEA PARTY PURPOSE/SIGNIFICANCE  Patriots destroyed British tea in protest of the Tea Act COLONIAL AND/OR BRITISH REACTION  Britain responded with Coercive Acts to punish Boston

5  FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS PURPOSE/SIGNIFICANCE  Issued Declaration of Rights and Grievances condemning Coercive Acts; approved Continental Association to enforce boycotts COLONIAL AND/OR BRITISH REACTION  Infuriated British officials and Loyalists who supported the king

6  BATTLES AT LEXINGTON AND CONCORD PURPOSE/SIGNIFICANCE  British troops intended to seize militia supplies in Massachusetts COLONIAL AND/OR BRITISH REACTION  Minutemen resisted British troops with force; united militia forces against Britain

7  SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS PURPOSE/SIGNIFICANCE  Formed Continental Army with George Washington as commander in chief; assumed role of central government COLONIAL AND/OR BRITISH REACTION  King George issued Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition, effectively declaring war against the colonies

8  DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE PURPOSE/SIGNIFICANCE  Continental Congress declared independence COLONIAL AND/OR BRITISH REACTION British troops increased to 32,000 under General William Howe

9  BATTLE OF SARATOGA PURPOSE/SIGNIFICANCE  Resounding American Victory proved turning point in the war COLONIAL AND/OR BRITISH REACTION  Improved American morale; France committed troops to American cause


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