ReviewLessonsMapsGraphic OrganizerMapsGraphic Organizer The French and Indian War What were the cause and effect of the French and Indian War?
ReviewLessonsMapsGraphic OrganizerMapsGraphic Organizer The French and Indian War What was the cause of the French and Indian War? War broke out because English settlers were farmers. The French fur traders feared that farmers would cut down trees and hurt the fur trade. What was the Treaty of Paris? The Treaty of Paris was a document that ended the French and Indian War. It gave all the French Colonies in North America to the British. What were the results of the war? United the colonists Strong leaders emerged American identity Page 154
Colonists Protest British Rule Page 156 What caused the colonists to unite against Great Britain?
Colonists had to buy stamps and place them on all printed documents, including letters, wills, newspapers, and even playing cards. Colonists said the British could not tax them without their consent. Staged a boycott (refusal to buy goods or services from a person, group, or country). Sons of Liberty was a group formed to protest the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act was repealed in 1766. War was very costly for the British government so, it raised taxes for colonists. Stamp Act - 1765
“No Taxation, Without Representation!” First said by: Mercy Otis Warren and James Otis
Townshend Acts Taxed factory-made goods such as paper, glass, and paint. Colonists boycotted the newly taxed items and any colonial merchant who sold or used taxed goods. British feared the boycotts would lead to violence, so they sent troops to Boston, whose citizens had caused most of the trouble.
Boston Massacre Colonist gathered at the Boston Customs House, where taxes on goods from Great Britain were paid. British soldiers fired into the crowd and killed 5 colonists.
Boston Tea Party British government repealed the Townshend Acts but passed the Tea Act. Tea Act was to help the British East India Company. It allowed the British East India Company to sell tea without paying import taxes. This angered colonists because another law had been passed without their consent or approval.
Intolerable Acts Colonists called Parliament’s actions “The Intolerable Acts” and became even more united against Great Britain. Delegates (representatives) from the colonies met in Philadelphia to discuss the problem. They formed the First Continental Congress to decide what action to take against Great Britain.