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Main Idea: The British government’s actions after winning the French and Indian war angered American Colonist. Pages Revenueincoming money (money you make) Writs of assistancelegal documents that allowed customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods
Effigyrag figures (fake body dolls used to represent unpopular tax collectors) Boycottwhen you refuse to buy a goods or services Nonimportation: agreements where colonist pledge not to buy or use goods imported from Great Britain Repealto cancel
A feeling of distrust between the colonist and Britain grew due to: British soldiers stationed in the colonies and on the frontier the Proclamation of 1763 the passing of the trade laws and the Sugar Act
Colonist feared that British soldiers might interfere with their liberties, and they saw the proclamation as limiting their freedom.
George Greenville, the British finance minister, began to watch colonial trading more closely in order to catch colonist who were involved in smuggling. In 1764, customs officials were able to obtain writs of assistance to search homes and warehouses for smuggled goods. Colonist were outraged by this intrusion without warning.
Parliament passed the Sugar Act in 1764 to stop the molasses smuggling between the colonies and the French West Indies. Act lowered the tax on imported molasses British hoped that by lowering the tax the colonist would pay and Britain’s revenues would increase. The Sugar Act also allowed special courts without juries to hear the smuggling cases.
How would you have reacted?
Stamp Act taxed almost all printed material such as newspapers, pamphlets, wills, and playing cards. Colonist were opposed because the British Parliament taxed the colonist directly, and they passed it without their consent.
Colonist protested the stamp act by doing: In Virginia, Patrick Henry persuaded the burgesses to pass a resolution saying that they had the “sole exclusive right” to tax their citizens. Sons of Liberty protested by burning effigies, raiding and destroying houses of British officials, and marching the streets to protest Britain’s taxing the Americans Boycotts again British good occurred.
As the boycott spread British merchants lost so much money they begged Parliament to repeal or cancel the Stamp Act. In October, congress petitioned the king and the Parliament saying that only their own assemblies could tax the colonies.
Why did the British Parliament pass the Declaratory Act of 1766? In March 1766, parliament repealed the Stamp Act. But on that same day they repealed the Stamp Act, they passed the Declaratory Act of 1766, stating that Britain had the right to tax and make decisions for the British colonies “in all cases”. Britain wanted to maintain control of the colonies and it also did not want to give up the revenue that it received from the colonies.
Parliament passed the Townsend Acts in 1764, which taxes imported goods at the port of entry. It taxed basic items such as glass, tea, paper, and lead-these items. These items were not produce by the colonist and therefore they had to import them from Great Britain
Another boycott occurred and this time. It was a group of ladies called the Daughters of Liberty. They joined in the protest by urging people to use homemade fabrics and produce other goods. This way they would not have to buy British products.
Colonists were outraged that Britain was taxing them, and they began to use homemade products.