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Growth of the African-American Population: Year Population 1625- 23 1648- 300 1671- 2,000 1680- 3,000 1700- 16,390 1720- 26,559 1730- 30,000 1740- 60,000.

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1 Growth of the African-American Population: Year Population , , , , , , ,000 Which explains the increase in the African-American population from 1625 to 1775? A. war B. jobs C. migration D. slavery

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3  At this point, the colonies have been around for over 100 years and they are GROWING  As they grow, settlers dream of moving across the Appalachian mountains  BUT both France and Britain have claim to that land

4  As the colonists from Britain try to push west, and as the French build a Fort in the area, tensions rise  In 1754, the French build a fort in the area and name it Fort Duquesne  This alarmed the governor of Virginia and he orders a small militia to drive the French out of the Ohio River Valley

5  The French and Indian War lasted for 7 years  It was called the French and Indian War because the Native Americans in the area sided with the FRENCH (not the British colonists) to help fight  The turning point in the war came when British troops captured Canada and had the French surrounded

6  Great Britain and France sign a treaty in 1763, and in the treaty, France gives Canada to the British

7  There are some major effects of the French and Indian war that directly lead to the Revolutionary War  1. The Proclamation of 1763  2. War Debt  3. Stamp Act  4. Quartering Act  5. Townshend Acts

8  Fold your paper in half long ways (without removing the paper from the noteb0ok)  In the Left column title it “Effects of the French and Indian War”  On the right side, title it “Colonists reaction”

9  After the war, the British government had to keep colonists and American Indians from killing each other as the settlers tried to move west onto American Indian land  Their solution was to draw an imaginary line down the Appalachian Mountains and tell the settlers to stay EAST of those mountains

10  Colonists thought the King’s order to stay EAST was an example of tyranny, the unjust use of government power.  They argued that the lands WEST of the line were basically already settled  They also argued that WEST of the line had good lands to settle to farm on

11  When a country goes to war, they spend A LOT of money.  On what?  When the war was over, Great Britain had a lot of debt (they owed a lot of people a lot of money)  Before this time, American colonists did not pay as many taxes as people in Britain, so the government decided they should pay more

12  Colonists reacted in many different ways to Britain’s attempt to make money by taxing them  Colonists: › Boycotted-refused to buy British goods › Protested- expressed that they did not agree by marching and chanting

13  In 1765, the British government passed the Stamp Act which required colonists to buy a stamp for EVERY PIECE OF PAPER they used

14  Colonists were enraged over the passing of the stamp act  The colonists argued that the passing of the law was unfair because the colonists were not represented in the government in England  They had no representatives in Parliament, so they saw the passing of the law as a violation of their rights

15  In 1765, Parliament passed another law called the Quartering Act  This required colonists to provide British troops with quarters, or housing  It also required that they provide soldiers with “candles, firing, bedding, cooking utensils, salt, vinegar, and….beer or cider”

16 Political Cartoon-This is an example of a political cartoon. Political cartoons make fun of something to prove a point. What is the illustrator trying to prove in this cartoon?

17  Both New York and New Jersey demanded answers for why they should have to pay for soldiers to live in their homes against their will  In 1767, the New York assembly decided not to approve funds ($$) for salt, vinegar or liquor for the soldiers

18  Parliament passed the Townshend Acts in 1767  They placed a duty (tax) on goods that the colonists imported from Britain such as glass, paint, paper and tea  This was another situation where Parliament passed a law that the colonies had no say in because they did not have a representative in Parliament

19  The colonists said they would refuse to pay taxes that their assemblies had not voted on  They decided to boycott British goods. This meant they refused to buy these good  Women were very important in making the boycott work because they were the ones who did the shopping and spending in the families

20  Read the passage about an event called “The Boston Massacre”  Patriot-someone who is in favor of the colonies—patriots do NOT like the British  Loyalist-someone who is LOYAL to the King (of Great Britain)—these people like Britain  After you have read the article, use the next 2 clean sheets of paper to create two posters that explain what happened at the Boston Massacre. If you use COLOR, five points of extra credit!! › One poster is from the perspective of a Patriot › One poster if from the perspective of a Loyalist


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