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1 The Road to Revolution: ( )

2 Consequences of the GWFE
Less Colonial Dependence on Britain Colonials have less respect for British military Colonial Leadership emerges Britain Faces Debt and Increased Costs of Empire

3 New British Colonial Policy
Better Enforcement of Navigation Acts New Regulations New Taxes

4 New British Colonial Policy
Proclamation of 1763 Pontiacs Rebellion Colonial Reaction

5 Sugar and Stamps The Sugar Act (1764)
The American Revenue Act of Revision of Molasses Act of Cut Tax on Foreign Sugar and Molasses Why??

6 Sugar and Stamps The Stamp Act 1765 Long a stamp tax in Britain
What did it tax Colonial Newspapers Legal Documents Playing cards Dice

7 The Stamp Act Announced March 1765 Effective Nov. 1765

8 Colonial Response Immediate Protest Stamp Act Congress
“The Phrase” Stamp Act Congress NYC October 1765 Read the Documents

9 Was the American Revolution Inevitable??

10 Review Events Since 1763 1763-17701763-1770 End of the Seven Years War
Proclamation of 1763 Sugar Act (1764) Stamp Act (1765) Colonial Resistance Repeal of Stamp Act (1766) Declaratory Act

11 The Second Imperial Crisis
Townshend Acts (1767) External Taxes New Board of Customs Commissioners in Boston NY Assembly suspended Colonial Resistance No Taxation without …… Boycott: Sons of Liberty Tensions with Customs Commissioners

12 The Boston Massacre (March 5,1770)

13 Consequences of Townshend Acts
Colonial Position: No internal taxes No external taxes What Authority Does Parliament Have?, - Townshend Acts Repealed Except for tea Why?

14 The Gaspee Incident (1772) Providence, RI coast

15 Committees of Correspondence
First in Boston, 1772 Purpose was formulating resistance and informing other colonies Spread to other colonies as relations worsened

16 Tea Act (1773) British East India Co In financial trouble
Many members of Parliament held shares Tea Act granted monopoly on distribution of tea in colonies (cheaper tea! Lord North expected the colonials to eagerly choose the cheaper tea (WRONG!).

17 Boston Tea Party (1773)

18 Tar and Feathering

19 The Coercive (Intolerable)) Acts, 1774
Boston Port Act Massachusetts Government Act 2nd Quartering Act Lord North: Colonies want independence! Administration of Justice Act

20 The Quebec Act (1774)

21 First Continental Congress (1774)
55 delegates from 12 colonies Urged all colonies to send aid to Mass Adopted the “Suffolk Resolves” “The Association” Declaration of Rights and Grievances Meet again in spring

22 First Continental Congress
Denounced the Coercive Acts as intolerable and not to be obeyed . Renewed nonimportation agreements

23 The British Are Coming . . . Paul Revere & William Dawes make their midnight ride to warn the Minutemen of approaching British soldiers.

24 The Shot Heard ’Round the World! Lexington & Concord – April 19,1775

25 The Second Continental Congress (1775)
Olive Branch Petition

26 Was the American Revolution Inevitable??

27 Cause and Effect Tea Act of 1773  Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party  Coercive Acts Coercive Acts  1st Continental Congress Coercive Acts  Lexington and Concord Lexington and Concord  2nd Continental Congress 2nd Continental Congress  …?

28 Thomas Paine: Common Sense

29 Declaration of Independence (1776)

30 Declaration of Independence

31 Independence Hall

32 New National Symbols

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