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1 Divergence: The Colonists vs. The English Why are the colonists so upset about the taxes?

2 French and Indian War Before After

3  The Colonists and the Proclamation Line - Proclamation Line of 1763 (define): - Colonists… - Parliament ordered… Colonists still… Can’t stop me! Missed me! Do not cross To Ohio Country #Proclamation Line sucks!

4  #Sugar Act Sucks! -Sugar Act (2 parts, define): -Colonists respond 2 ways: Boycotting (define): Smuggling (define): Don’t buy sugar!

5 Why are the colonists so upset?

6 The British Empire Great Britain

7 3500 miles  Distance is a problem - Total distance from London to New York… - A one way trip…

8 1754: Battle of Fort Necessity : Jamestown established 147 years of self government Jamestown, 1607 Fort Necessity, 1754  Time is a problem - From Jamestown to Fort Necessity was… - Colonists had been…

9 Colonies England  A Society Diverged - Diverge (define): - Because of time and distance… - Diverged in two main ways: Ideas of…

10 England’s Government England’s Constitution

11 Colonists create their own government.

12 … Parliament’s mistake Who ends up being more powerful? The AssembliesRoyal Governors What did Parliament put the Assemblies in charge of that made them more powerful?

13  Assemblies become most powerful - Parliament put Assemblies… - Assemblies also…

14  Diverged: Ideas of Government - Colonists believed… - Colonists felt… Colonies England

15 Remember English Society? Royal – King / Queen Noble – Dukes / Lords Gentry – Land owner Merchant / Trader Peasant / Servant Slave Professional Clergy / Church Lawyer Military (buy high rank) What social class did most colonists consider themselves part of?

16 How the Colonists See Themselves

17 How the English see the Colonists

18  Diverged: Ideas of Society - Colonists see themselves as… - King and Parliament see them as… Colonies England

19 Quiz! Question: Why are the colonists so upset about the taxes? 1 Paragraph (at least 5 sentences). Restate the question in the first sentence.


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