2French and Indian War 1754 – 1763 Part of larger Seven Years’ War British vs. Spain & FranceIn North AmericaNew France vs. British ColoniesBritish Navy = British victory
3Proclamation of 1763British: Colonists could not settle west of the Appalachian MountainsPrevent further rebellion from nativesLand to remain in native handsColonists upsetMany already bought landKicked offNo money – looking to settle new territory
4British Troops and Taxes King George III10,000 troops in coloniesQuartering ActSave moneyLive in colonists’ homesFeed soldiers
5Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems Colonists had to pay up Debt from French & Indian WarCollect more revenueSugar ActTax on sugar, molasses, coffee, wine, etc.Soldiers enforced lawsMany turned to smuggling
6Different Perspectives Colonists “Taxation without representation is tyranny!” - James OtisLoyalists“Colonists are subjects of Britain… and enjoy the protection of its laws. For that reason, they are subject to taxation.”- George Grenville
7Stamp Act Parliament – 1765 All legal and commercial documents Stamp to show tax was paidWillsDiplomasContractsNewspapers
8Angry Colonists! Where will it end? Boycott Land?Crops?Everything we own?BoycottSons of Liberty – Violent protestsFirst time Americans worked together!
9British Response Repealed Stamp Act – 1766 But…wait…there’s more! Passed Declaratory ActParliament had total control of coloniesThus began the issue over who was in control of the colonies.To be continued…
10Homework Assignment Create your own protest poster Choose one of the following:Quartering ActTea ActSugar ActStamp ActDeclaratory ActBe creative, use colorDUE TOMORROW!!