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1 The Colonies and Britain Grow Apart – Page 157

2 1. What had the colonists been allowed to do in the earlier days? 1. What had the colonists been allowed to do in the earlier days? The colonists had been allowed to manage their own affairs The colonists had been allowed to manage their own affairs The colonists had been allowed to manage their own affairs

3 2. What did Parliament's new laws and restrictions threaten in the 1760's? Parliament’s new Laws threatened colonist’s freedom.

4 3. What was the first reform (change) that King George III issued to tighten his control of the American Colonies? King George III first issued the Proclamation of 1763 King George III first issued the Proclamation of 1763

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6 4. How many British Soldiers (redcoats ) did King George III decide to keep in the colonies to enforce the Proclamation? 10,000 10,000

7 5. What proved to be very expensive for the King? Housing the troops (Red Coats) was very expensive. Housing the troops (Red Coats) was very expensive.

8 6. What law did Parliament pass that required colonists to house the British Soldiers? The Quartering Act The Quartering Act

9 7. What did these new laws create in the colonies? The laws created great anxiety in the colonies

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11 8. What two things did Great Britain owe massive debt from? Great Britain owed debt from the French and Indian War Great Britain owed debt from the French and Indian War The cost of housing the troops The cost of housing the troops

12 9. What did Great Britain need to pay off these debts? Great Britain needed more revenue, or income.

13 10. Who did Parliament look to, to help pay for the costs of frontier defense and colonial government? Parliament looked to the colonies to help pay part of the cost of frontier defense and colonial government Parliament looked to the colonies to help pay part of the cost of frontier defense and colonial government

14 11. Date: ____________ What did the Sugar Act do? This law placed a tax on sugar, molasses and other products shipped to the colonies This law placed a tax on sugar, molasses and other products shipped to the colonies

15 12. Date: _____________ What did the stamp act require? All legal and commercial documents had to have a stamp showing that a tax had been paid All legal and commercial documents had to have a stamp showing that a tax had been paid

16 A deck of Cards:

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18 13. List five items that required a stamp: Wills Wills Contracts Contracts Newspapers Newspapers Diplomas Diplomas Posters Posters Writing Paper Writing Paper

19 14. How did Parliament view these acts? The Sugar and Stamp act were reasonable ways to raise money in the colonies to help pay off Britain’s debt. The Sugar and Stamp act were reasonable ways to raise money in the colonies to help pay off Britain’s debt.

20 15. How did the colonists view these acts? As serious threats to their political rights. As serious threats to their political rights.

21 Here is a poster that angry colonists put up in opposition to the Stamp Act:

22 British Stamp American Version British Stamp American Version


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