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Newtons Third Law of Motion OR For Every Action There Is An Equal And Opposite Reaction!

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1 Newtons Third Law of Motion OR For Every Action There Is An Equal And Opposite Reaction!

2 Throughout the course of American colonial history, the relationship between England and the colonies was characterized by a series of actions and reactions.

3 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

4 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

5 British Actions 4 Repealed the Stamp Act 4 Declaratory Act Colonial Reactions 4 Began creating colonial unity

6 British Actions 4 Townshend Acts Colonial Reactions 4 Nonimportation Agreement, 1768

7 British Actions 4 Troops were sent to Boston Colonial Reaction 4 Boston Massacre March 5, 1770

8 British Actions 4 Lord North allowed the Quartering Act to expire 4 Repealed the Townshend taxes Colonial Reactions 4 Calm tension exists,

9 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

10 British Actions 4 Tea Act, 1773 Colonial Reactions 4 Boycott the purchase of tea 4 Boston Tea Party in Boston Harbor

11 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

12 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

13 In April of 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord took place... … and the rest, they say, is history.


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