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History Test Johnston VOCAB NOT QUESTIONS

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British Action

1763 Proclamation Line prohibits western expansion west of App Mts.
Colonial Reaction

Colonists think it unfair and many violate the treaty by moving there anyway.

1765 Stamp Act -Britain passes Stamp Act, a tax law requiring colonists to purchase special stamped paper for printed items.

Colonists harass stamp distributors, boycott British goods, and prepare a Declaration of Rights and Grievances. (Britain repeals Stamp Act in 1766 but passes Declaratory Act that asserted its right to make laws in the colonies.)
1767 Townshend Acts -Britain taxes certain imported goods (glass, paint, lead, paper and tea) and stations troops at major colonial ports to protect customs officers.
Colonists protest "taxation without representation" and organize a new boycott of imported goods.
1770 Boston Massacre - British troops stationed in Boston are taunted by angry mob. Troops fire into crowd killing five men
Colonial agitators label the conflict a "massacre" and publish a dramatic engraving depicting the violence.
1773 Tea Act Britain gives the East India Company a monopoly on the colonial tea business and shuts out colonial merchants
Sons of Liberty in Boston rebel, dumping 15,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor.
1774 "Intolerable Acts" - King George tightens control over Massachusetts by closing harbor and quartering troops in Boston.
Colonial leaders form the First Continental Congress and draws up a declaration of colonial rights.
1775 General Gage orders troops to march to Concord Massachusetts and seize control of weapons
Minutemen intercept the British and engage in Battles of Lexington and Concord.
1775 Britain refuses to accept Olive Branch Petition urging a return to "the former harmony".
1776 Tom Paine writes "Common Sense" and influences public in support of colonists.Thomas Jefferson writes Declaration of Independence.
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