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Tighter British Control By: Jason O’Connor And Company
The Colonies and Britain Grow Apart American Colonist were excited and proud in fighting and defeating the French Tensions would rise following the war British Parliament in London wanted to govern the territories 1 st law was the Proclamation of 1763 Did not allow settlement of colonist west of the Appalachian Mountains. Colonist wanted to settle the fertile Ohio River Valley Britain didn’t want to provoke another rebellion
Troops and Taxes King George III wanted to keep the peace in America and decided to keep 10,000 soldiers in the colonies Enacted the Quartering Act In order to keep troops in these areas King George needed revenue
Troops and Taxes 1764 The Sugar Act was passed to get the needed revenue Taxed: sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to the colonies 2 nd in a series of taxes passed by parliament 1765 Stamp Act
British Tax Collectors Tar and feathered! Burning of Stamp paper Led by the Sons of Liberty!
Townshend Acts and Boycotts Townshend Acts??? More Taxes As a result Sam Adams (Son’s of Liberty led protests of British power Sam Adams led the boycotting of British goods Daughters of Liberty Called on colonist to weave their own cloth instead of buying British cloth.
Repeal of all Taxes Repeal: to rescind or annul by authoritative act; : to revoke or abrogate by legislative enactment (Merriam Webster) The British Crown repealed all taxes except 1. Tea Only one tax left what would the colonist do? Protest or pay the tax?
Boston Tea Party Colonist disguised as Native Americans dumped about $1 million worth of tea into Boston Harbor
Britain passes the Intolerable Acts/Coercive Acts Series of laws designed to punish the colonists until the tea was paid for. What they did… Closed the port of Boston harbor Banned the committees of correspondence For the first time all the colonies would come together to help the people of Boston
First Continental Congress All the colonies except Georgia met in Philadelphia, PA Voted to ban all trade with England until the Intolerable Acts were repealed. Started to train troops
Lexington and Concord First battle of the American Revolution “The Shot heard ‘round the world” Ralph Waldo Emerson Which side shot first? Viewpoint If you’re a Loyalist? If you’re a Patriot?
Second Continental Congress Agreed to form the Continental Army Led by… George Washington He was a general during the French and Indian War Extremely good leader. Authorized the printing of paper money This is the first act as a government
The Battle of Bunker Hill The militiamen had taken fortification of Bunker Hill and Breeds Hill 2,200 British soldiers attacked Col. William Prescott, “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes!” British would win the battle but suffered heavy casualties. The inexperienced colonial militia had held its own against the world’s most powerful army!
Last Attempt at Peace The Olive Branch is the universal sign of what? Peace The Olive Branch Petition Colonies last hope of Peace King rejects the petition
King would continue to punish British ships would blockade the American Coast Hessians (Germans) were paid soldiers to increase the British forces