Presentation on theme: "Newtons Third Law of Motion OR For Every Action There Is An Equal And Opposite Reaction!"— Presentation transcript:
Newtons Third Law of Motion OR For Every Action There Is An Equal And Opposite Reaction!
Throughout the course of American colonial history, the relationship between England and the colonies was characterized by a series of actions and reactions.
Series of Actions and Reactions British Actions 4 Navigation Acts 1660, Molasses Act 1733 Colonial Reactions 4 Smuggled goods 4 Did not pay the tax
British Actions 4 Grenville Acts 4 Sugar Act, Currency Act, Quartering Act, Stamp Act, 1765 Colonial Reactions 4 Mob demonstrations 4 Sons of Liberty 4 Stamp Act Congress (10/1765) 9 colonies sent a petition to the king 4 Boycotts of British goods
British Actions 4 Repealed the Stamp Act 4 Declaratory Act Colonial Reactions 4 Began creating colonial unity
British Actions 4 Troops were sent to Boston Colonial Reaction 4 Boston Massacre March 5, 1770
British Actions 4 Lord North allowed the Quartering Act to expire 4 Repealed the Townshend taxes Colonial Reactions 4 Calm tension exists,
British Actions 4 New law is passed -- now the governors and judges salaries are paid directly by the King Colonial Reactions 4 Anger flares 4 Tarring and feathering of tax collectors 4 Demonstrations
British Actions 4 Tea Act, 1773 Colonial Reactions 4 Boycott the purchase of tea 4 Boston Tea Party in Boston Harbor
British Reactions 4 Coercive Acts (called the Intolerable Acts by the Americans) American Reactions 4 Colonial unity 4 Committees of Correspondence 4 First Continental Congress, September 1774 in Philadelphia 4 12 colonies attend
The First Continental Congress: 4 Sent the Declaration of Rights and Grievances (1774) to the King and Parliament 4 Set the next meeting for May of 1775
In April of 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord took place... … and the rest, they say, is history.