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Unit: Revolutionary War Causes Causes 4,5, &6 Stamp Act- 1765 Declaratory Act- 1765 Townshend Act- 1766.

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1 Unit: Revolutionary War Causes Causes 4,5, &6 Stamp Act Declaratory Act Townshend Act- 1766

2 Britain still in debt What about the Sugar Act? Wasn’t that enough to get out of debt? Why not? Why the Stamp Act?

3 Stamp Act passed Stamp Act approved by Parliament- British lawmaking group Taxed 3 Items Newspapers Playing Cards Legal Documents

4 Colonist Response to Stamp Act

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6 Stamp Act Congress In New York City colonists write King George III letter explaining why they think the Stamp Act is unfair – “No Taxation without Representation!!!” – Not a single colonist in British Lawmaking group What is that? Parliament

7 King George III Response Takes away Stamp Act!!! Passes Declaratory Act – Says Parliament has a right to tax colonists. Passes Townshend Act – New tax on paint, glass, lead, paper, and tea Money will be used for debt and to pay for British soldiers in the colonies

8 Colonist Point of View This is worse than the Stamp Act!!! – Why? More items Needs rather than wants

9 British Point of View We took the Stamp Act away but still need to pay off debt We will try a different tax to see if this will work better for the colonists Colonists complain A LOT!!!


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