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Sugar Act

Tax on molasses passed by Parliament

Parliament

British legislative body responsible for passing taxes on the colonies

French and Indian War

Was a major cause of British debt after 1763

Proclamation of 1763

Act of Parliament prohibiting colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains

Amherst

British leader who angered American Indian groups through not following land treaties

Pontiac

Indian leader who led fight against Amherst and the British, defeated the British at Detroit

Stamp Act

Tax on legal documents

smuggling

Merchants avoided paying taxes by...

no taxation without representation

phrase colonists used to describe the idea that Parliament was taxing the colonies unjustly and without permission

boycott

refusal to buy certain goods

repealed

canceled

Stamp Act Congress

Meeting of colonies in 1765 in which colonies said that Parliament had no right to tax the colonies

1765

Year the Stamp Act was created

1764

Year the Sugar Act was created

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