Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Prelude to Revolution: Changing Attitudes US History Libertyville HS.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Prelude to Revolution: Changing Attitudes US History Libertyville HS."— Presentation transcript:

1 Prelude to Revolution: Changing Attitudes US History Libertyville HS

2 Changing Attitudes after 1763 British view We’re the most powerful country in the world! These colonists love us! That war was expensive – especially in colonies

3 Britain had bad recession British Parliament began enforcing laws, taxes against colonists British permanently stationed troops in colonies Colonists free of French, Indian threat

4 Count Vergennes, Oracle Count Vergennes – French negotiator of treaty ending F & I (7 yrs) War Count Vergennes – French negotiator of treaty ending F & I (7 yrs) War “Delivered from a neighbor they have always feared, your other colonies will soon discover they stand no longer in need of your protection. You will call on them to contribute toward supporting the burden which they have helped to bring on you; they will answer by shaking off all dependence.” (1763, to British negotiator)

5 Changing Attitudes after 1763 Three most important changes: Three most important changes: “Salutary Neglect” stopped“Salutary Neglect” stopped Proclamation Line of 1763 establishedProclamation Line of 1763 established British permanently station troops in AmericaBritish permanently station troops in America

6 Changing Attitudes: “Salutary Neglect” Policy whereby British Government did not enforce existing laws or taxes against colonists until after 1763 Why?! Because economic times were good!

7 Changing Attitudes: Salutary Neglect Example of salutary neglect Example of salutary neglect Navigation Acts of 1650Navigation Acts of 1650 Laws of commerce within British Empire Laws of commerce within British Empire Included taxes that colonists were to pay on imports and exports Included taxes that colonists were to pay on imports and exports Salutary Neglect: NEVER ENFORCED BY PARLIAMENT b/c Brits were making money off the trade itself Salutary Neglect: NEVER ENFORCED BY PARLIAMENT b/c Brits were making money off the trade itself

8 Changing Attitudes: Salutary Neglect 1763 – British began enforcing Navigation Acts Colonists reaction: new and unjust tax British reaction: you are spoiled! Strict enforcement = mistake (why?)

9 Changing Attitudes: Cause of Salutary Neglect British Generosity! British Generosity! Salutary neglect – British didn’t enforce taxes on books for 100+yearsSalutary neglect – British didn’t enforce taxes on books for 100+years Home Rule – British gave colonists incredible freedom to make rules for selvesHome Rule – British gave colonists incredible freedom to make rules for selves Once gone = resentment!Once gone = resentment!

10 Changing Attitudes: Proclamation Line Imaginary line drawn along Appalachian Mountains British government tells colonists that Indians are to stay to the West of the Line and Colonists to the East British government also requires any trading across line to be submitted to them British erect line of forts along Line to enforce law

11 Changing Attitudes: Stationing Troops British permanently station 20,000 troops in America Message = ??? Mission Protect tax collectors Enforce Proclamation Line Protect colonists from Indians (and visa versa) Troops’ presence angers colonists Tarring & Feathering

12 Changing Attitudes: British Taxation External Taxes Import tax Paid by merchants Example: Sugar tax Most popular tax Internal Taxes Similar to sales tax Paid by everyone Example: Stamp tax Least popular tax British Monopolies Only Brits could sell these goods Example: Clothing, tea Sugar cane field workers

13 Changing Attitudes: So what’s the Big Deal? Changing attitude of American colonists Changing attitude of American colonists Pre F & I War: We want rights that all Englishmen are guaranteedPre F & I War: We want rights that all Englishmen are guaranteed Post F & I War: We want rights that are guaranteed to all MENPost F & I War: We want rights that are guaranteed to all MEN This is HUGE!: American identification shifting away from Brits This is HUGE!: American identification shifting away from Brits “Free Born Englishman” – political cartoon

14 Changing Attitudes: So what’s the Big Deal? Revolution is not about money Revolution is not about money Colonists upset about loss of real (or perceived) rights and freedoms Colonists upset about loss of real (or perceived) rights and freedoms Home RuleHome Rule Tax enforcementTax enforcement Troops quarteredTroops quartered Limits on tradeLimits on trade Limits on expansionLimits on expansion LIMITS!!!!!LIMITS!!!!! Protesting the Stamp Act, 1765 Quartering of troops

15 Leading to War Sugar Act of 1764 Stamp Act of 1765 Declaratory Act Townsend Duties of 1767 Boston Massacre Boston Tea Party Coercive (“Intolerable”) Acts


Download ppt "Prelude to Revolution: Changing Attitudes US History Libertyville HS."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google