Presentation on theme: "Chapter 6: Section 1 Tighter British Control"— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 6: Section 1 Tighter British Control Learning Objective: What events pushed Great Britain and the American colonies apart?
2 Why did the Proclamation of 1763 anger many colonists? Colonists can not settle west of the Appalachian MountainsBritain (King George) wants land to remain in hands of Native Americans to help keep peaceColonists wanted the fertile land of the Ohio Valley; ignored the proclamation
4 Why did Parliament seek to impose greater taxes on the colonies? Britain owed large debt from French and Indian WarTroops in colonies would raise the debtWanted colonies to pay part of the debt and to contribute to the costs of frontier defense and colonial government
5 Why did colonists oppose the Sugar Act? Placed a tax imported goods such as sugarCalled for strict enforcement and harsh punishmentsColonial leaders – Parliament has no right to tax the colonies, since the colonies were not represented in Parliament. “Taxation without representation is tyranny!”Tyranny – absolute power in the hands of a single ruler
7 What was the Quartering Act? 1765 – Quartering Act – cost saving measureRequired colonists to provide housing and supplies to British soldiers
8 How did the Stamp Act differ from previous taxes? Law that required all legal and commercial documents to carry official stampTax applied within the colonies; direct tax on the colonistsHad to be paid for in silver coin (scarce item)
9 In what ways did the colonists challenge the Stamp Act? Patrick Henry from Virginia called for resistance to the taxStamp Act Congress sent a petition to the KingBoycott of British goodsSons of Liberty –burned stamped paper; tarred and feathered custom officials