2Key terms and people Boycott *petition *writ of assistance John Adams *Sam Adams *Pontiac (not car)Stamp Act *Sugar Act *Quartering actDeclaratory act *Townshend Acts *Writs of AssistanceBoston Massacre
3After the F & I War, British colonists living west of the Appalachian Mountains fought with Native Americans over land rights,Appalachian MountainsProclamation of 1763: British gvt declared that all colonists living West of Appalachians had to move east
4In order to refill the British government’s treasury, taxes were imposed on the Colonists *the colonists expected some increase in taxes*they still viewed themselves as loyal British citizens, but…were beginning to realize that England did not understand life in the colonies*Parliament raises taxes and the colonists have no representationin this law making bodyperspectiveIncreased debt after F&I War, spent as much as needed to beat FRExpensive to keep 10,000ish soldiers in the colonies for protection from FR & NatAmer
5Britain’s plan to raise $ 1764, Sugar Act* taxed molasses (used in production of rum)*harsh punishments for smugglers1765, Quartering Act ( a way to save $)*colonists must quarter (house) troops and supplywith food and anything they need1765, Stamp Act*there must be a stamp on newspapers, wills, licenses,land titles, contracts, & playing cards*boycotts broke out in NYC, Philadelphia, & BostonOctober 1765*Stamp Act Congress called in colonies*send petition to King George III & Parliament*asking for repeal of Sugar & Stamp Acts1766*Parliament repeals Stamp Act, but………………issues the Declaratory Act…. “…Parliament has total authority over the colonies…” uh-oh
61767, Townshend Acts (Townsend) *British system to enforce new taxes (duties) on goods coming in to the colonies (goods not produced locally)*tax on glass, paper, paint, lead, & teaWrits of Assistance*allow British customs officials to searchships and warehouses without a warrant orany reason; could seize everything inwarehouseEach time the British Parliament passed a new tax the colonists boycotted, or stopped, buying British goods* a very effective way to protest* no one wants to lose money1770 (March) The Boston Massacre*What is a massacre?*What happened in Boston?*Why did John Adams defend the soldiers?*What was their punishment?
7StatehoodThis state became the _____ state in the United States in __________.The first Governor of the state was _________________.
8Government National Government State Government Name the current United States Senators and Representatives.State GovernmentName the current governor.Describe the state’s legislature.
9MapsIn this space, insert a political and/or physical map of your state. Point out the state capital.Note: Check out Clip art and Media on office Online at for maps and other graphics of your state.
10Population1950:1960:1970:1980:1990:2000Over the past fifty years the population has (increased/decreased).
11Economy Chief products of the state include: Agricultural (farm) productsMining productsManufactured goods
12Weather The average high temperature in July is: The average high temperature in January is:The average yearly precipitation is:
13Natural Resources Water Minerals Name the major rivers and bodies of water.MineralsName and describe a few different kinds of minerals.
14Natural Resources, continued Plant LifeName and describe some of the trees and wildflowers.Animal LifeName and describe some of the wild animals.
15Places to VisitChoose one place in your state that would be interesting to visit. Tell where it is located in the state and why it would be interesting to visit.Note: You can use Microsoft Internet Explorer to find information about your site.
16Famous PeopleChoose three well known residents of your state. Tell what they did to become famous.
17State MottoTell about the state motto and what makes this state special.
18Works CitedList the resources you used for your research.