2 Review Mercantilism French and Indian War Proclamation of 1763 Navigation ActFrench and Indian WarProclamation of 1763
3 Tensions Rise During the French and Indian War Britain's national debt doubles1761 Writ of Assistance.General search warrant allowing British officials to search colonial ships and buildings for smuggled goods.Most colonists worked from their homes.
4 Sugar Act of 1774 Stop smuggling Violators will be tried in vice-admiralty courts.
5 Stamp Act of 1765Pay to have a stamp on any document and printed item.Wills, newspapers, and playing cardsAffected colonists directlyMarch, 1765 Stamp Act repealed.
6 Sons of Liberty Sons of Liberty Formed October 1765 in NY, Philadelphia, and BostonSome of their leaders included Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere.
9 Townshend Acts of 1767Taxed all goods that were imported into the colony from Britain.Lead, glass, paint, and paper.Tea?Sons of Liberty led another boycott.Too expensive to enforce!Raised 295 pounds in taxes.Cost 170,000 to enforce.
10 Tea Act of 1773 East India Company almost bankrupt. Lord North Grants the company the right to sell tea to colonist free of tax.Colonial tea seller were still charged tax.Cut colonial tea merchants out of trade.Lord North assumed colonist would just go along with the cheaper tea.WRONG!
11 Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party March 5, 1770 a mob is fired on outside of the Boston Custom HouseBoston Tea PartySons of Libertydump 18,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor.
16 Intolerable Acts 1774 King George III was furious Quartering Act: Troops live in Colonial homesGeneral Thomas Gage closes Boston harbor puts the city under Martial LawResponse: First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia.
17 Lexington and Concord700 British troops leave Boston and head for Concord.Led By General Thomas GageSent to seize stockpiled firearms and gunpowder in ConcordDawn April 19, 1775 Troops reached Lexington (5mi. From Concord)Paul Revere.
18 The Battle of Bunker Hill May 1775 Second Continental CongressGeorge WashingtonJune 17, 1775 the British send 2,400 troops to take “Bunker Hill”Colonist 450 deadBritish 1,000 dead
19 John LockeLifeLibertyAnd property“the pursuit ofhappiness”
21 Declaration Of Independence June 7, 1776 Continental Congress agrees to brake from BritainThomas Jefferson is asked to prepare the final draftJuly 4, 1776 Congress adopted the Declaration of Intemperance