Custom officials sent to colonies stop smuggling. Writs of Assistance violated rights as British citizens property could not be searched without a good reason if person suspected of committing a crime.
Colonial merchants (North) and planters (South) signed agreement to stop importing taxed goods. Sons of Liberty and Daughters of Liberty, mock hangings, petitions, boycotts, threats.
Formed by angry colonists to protest British policies They staged mocked hangings of cloth or straw effigies dressed as British officials (tax collectors) What would you think if you were a British official?
Women paraded, signed petitions, and organized a boycott of British cloth, they made their own cloth They went further organizing boycotts and threatening people who did not boycott.
passed to punish Massachusetts The port of Boston was closed.
Massachusetts colonists could not hold town meetings more than once a year without the governor’s permission. In other words, they limited Massachusetts assembly.
Customs officers and other officials could be tried in Britain or Canada instead of in Massachusetts so Customs officials to be tried elsewhere. A new Quartering Act said colonists must house British soldiers in their homes.
Quebec Act-Sets Up Government for Canada Gives religious freedom to French Catholics Extended the borders to include land between the Ohio and Missouri Rivers into territory that some of the Colonists claimed
Delegates from 12 colonies gathered in Philadelphia. All Colonies represented except Georgia
Agreed to boycott all British goods and to stop exporting goods to Britain.
Urged each colony to set up a militia, which is an army of citizens who serve as soldiers in an emergency. Agreed to meet again the next year.