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The Sugar Act and Stamp Act
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Why was the Sugar Act passed by King George III?
To collect money from the colonists to repay England for the French and Indian War
What did the Sugar Act tax?
Sugar, molasses, coffee, indigo and rum imported into the colonies.
What did the Sugar Act prohibit colonists from doing?
Made it illegal to trade with non-British suppliers
What is "taxation without representation"?
Passing a tax without the say of those having to pay the tax
What was the Stamp Act?
A tax on paper documents in the colonies
True or False: the Stamp Act was passed before the Sugar Act.
What was the Stamp Act Congress?
A meeting of the colonists to decide what to do about the Stamp Tax
Where did the Stamp Act Congress take place?
What did the colonists dislike about both the Stamp Act and the Sugar Act?
Taxation without representation
Which Act was repealed by the British before the creation of the Sons of Liberty?
Who were the Patriots?
Colonists who spoke out against the British
Who were the Loyalists?
Colonists who were loyal to the British King
What is treason?
Working against one's country
What were the Sons of Liberty?
A group of Patriots who joined together
Who was the first leader of the first Sons of Liberty?
Samuel Adams of Massachusettts
What did the Sons of Liberty want?
1) Freedom to make their own laws and pass their own taxes.
2) British government to listen to them
What is a protest?
Speaking out against something
What did the protesters do?
1) Burnt paper;
2) Tar and feathered tax collectors;
3) Refused to buy British goods
What is a boycott?
Refuse to buy something
What was the Declaratory Act?
Passed by England stating the British government had power to legislate over the colonies
True or False: The Stamp Act was repealed after the Sons of Liberty was created.
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