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Proclamation of 1763
-settlers move into Native American hunting ground previously protected by French west of Appalachians secured by treaty
-George III says no more expansion to keep peace with NA
The Sugar Act (1764)
-Britain imposes taxes on sugar, wine, textiles, coffee, molasses from places other than BR
-skyrocketed price of goods, hurt trading posts, encouraged while restricted smuggling
-widened gap between colonists and British
Stamp Act (1765)
-tax on all documents that must bear an official stamp to prove they'd paid the tax
-colonists felt it was unfair to regulate internal tax
-nine colonies repeal Stamp Act --> Parliament passes law giving them the right to make laws regardless of colonist consent
Boston Massacre (1770)
-conflict breaks out when British troops are sent to Boston to enforce laws
-5 die including Crispus Attucks
committee of correspondence
-colonial organization(s) organized in 1772 to spread news of Great Britain's actions and acts throughout the colonies
-carried news of the closed Boston Harbor
First Continental Congress (1774)
-56 men, 12 colonies, met in Philie to discuss a halt in trade with BR
Concord and Lexington
-skirmish leaving 8 Americans dead when BR ordered to arrest Continental Congress
-led to guerilla attacks that started war
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