Presentation on theme: "The Road to Independence By: Celeste Dart. Navigation Acts It was passed in the 1650- 1700s before the French and Indian war. It controlled trade between."— Presentation transcript:
Navigation Acts It was passed in the 1650- 1700s before the French and Indian war. It controlled trade between the colonist and England. Sugar Act- tax on molasses. Special Courts Currency Act The Colonial response was resentment/stifling of colonial manufacturing.
Proclamation of 1763 After the French and Indian war King George III pass the proclamation of 1763. The proclamation of 1763 did not allow colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. It recognized Indian land, but the proclamation of 1763 made the colonists unhappy. Because the proclamation was difficult to enforce many colonists disregarded it.
Stamp Act The Stamp Act was passed by Parliament in 1765. It tax anything printed on paper by requiring colonists to buy a stamp or seal. It violated the colonist tradition of self government and caused the colonists to resent British rule.
Sons of Liberty They were form in 1765 by Samuel Adams he believe the action speak louder then words. They protest the tax laws by burned effigies representing unpopular tax collectors. Adam and the Boston Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks. Armed with hatchets they boarded the ship at midnight and threw 342 chests of tea overboard. The colonial response is that they support the Son of Liberty.
Declaratory Act It was passed in1765 by the King who approved the act. It said that Parliament had full authority over legislation in the colonies. It made the colonist unhappy.
Quartering Act It was passed by Parliament in 1765. The colonies had to house and feed British soldiers. The colonists feel like they had lost their sense of rights over their property and the have to pay for the soldier food. The Quartering act increased tension between the colonies and Britain.
Townshend Acts It was passed by Parliament in 1767. It made the colonists pay taxes on imported tea, glass, paper, and other items to pay for rising military cost. The Sons of Liberty continued to use violence and attacked the homes of British Officials and colonial tax collectors. The Daughters of Liberty made their own cloth instead of buying British cloth.
Boston Massacre It happened on March 5, 1770 British soldier fired into the crowd of unarmed Boston citizen killing 5 people. This made the colonist madder and they spread propaganda about the Massacre.
Tea Act/Tea Party It was passed in 1773 to made the British East India Company the only group who could sell tea in the colonies. The East India Company shipped tea to Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Charles Town. In New York and Philadelphia the colonist sent the ship back. In Boston the royal governor refused to sent the ship back so while the ship was in harbor the Son of Liberty disguised themselves as Mohawks boarded the ship and threw 342 chests overboard in protest. The colonial response was that they support the Son of Liberty.
Coercive Act It was passed by Parliament in 1774 to punish Boston for the Tea party. It stopped all trade between Boston and Britain. It also did not allow town meeting, gave Britain control of the colony, and strengthened the Quartering Act. They closed the Boston port. This act stirred the revolutionary spirit throughout the colonies. The colonial response is that they start to support Boston with good.