2 Proclamation of 1763 Issued by King George III of Britain Purpose was to save the colonists from Native American attackPrevented colonists from moving west of the Appalachian MountainsColonists had to give up their land claims
3 Sugar Act (1764)Caused by colonists smuggling goods from other countriesThe Act lowered the tax on molasses to encourage colonists to continue importing from BritainBritish officials were allowed to search colonists homes for smuggled goodsToday, we are protected by the 4th and 6th amendments from these acts4th- illegal searches and siezures6th- trial by jury
4 Stamp Act (1765) Taxed all printed materials Quartering Act- forced colonists to provide housing for British troopsColonists opposed because:1. It taxed the colonists directly without their consent2. Ignored the colonists tradition of self-government
5 Stamp Act (1765)Sons of Liberty protested by burning effigies, boycotting British goods, tarring and feathering British tax collectors.After the Stamp Act Congress met, the Stamp Act was repealed in 1766
6 Declaratory Act (1766)This act declared that the British Parliament had every right to rule over the colonies in any way whatsoever… this includes laws and taxes
7 Townshend Acts (1767) Taxed glass, tea, paper and lead Applied to imported goods, to be paid at the port of entryColonists boycotted these taxesDaughters of Liberty was formed. They encouraged people to buy American-made products
8 Boston Massacre (1770)Parliament feared the Bostonians were on the brink of rebellionThe crowd threw snowballs at the soldiers, filled with rocks.Five colonists were killedCrispus Attucks, part African-American is considered the first AA to die for liberty!
9 Boston MassacrePaul Revere engraved this picture to create propaganda!What does this picture say about the event?Is it true?
10 Tea Act (1773) Meant to protect the British East India Company They could:1. Ship directly to the colonists2. Avoid paying taxes usually placed on teaThis would hurt the colonial merchants of teaThey dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor
11 Coercive Acts (aka “The Intolerable Acts) (1774) Lord North (prime minister of Britain) asked Parliament to take action1. Closed Boston Harbor2. Banned most town meetings3. Forced Bostonians to shelter British soldiers in their homesThis violated the colonists rights as British citizens