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CH 11: The Colonies Become a Nation
Terms in this set (16)
Location of the first battles of the Revolutionary War
Lexington and Concord
Reason the colonists did not want to be taxed by the British
They had no representatives in British Parliament
The Colonial Assemblies had the power to...
Raise money and pass laws
What happened as a result of the French and Indian War?
Great Britain claimed all the land East of the Mississippi River
Tax on all paper goods
Colonial Response the Stamp Act...
Colonial Protests, "No Taxation Without Representation"
Taxed many goods that came into the colonies like glass, paper, tea, paint, etc.
Colonial Response to the Townshend Act...
Colonists boycotted British goods
A tax that was secretly placed on British tea by lowering the price of the tea while still taxing it.
Colonial Response to Tea Act...
Boston Tea Party - where colonists threw tea into Boston Harbor.
Punishment to the colonists for dumping the tea. They involved closing Boston Harbor to ships, dissolving the assembly, quartering (where soldiers could force themselves to live in colonial homes)
First Continental Congress
Colonial response to the Intolerable Acts. They voted to cut off all trade with Great Britain.
Proclamation of 1763
In the fall of 1763, a royal decree was issued that prohibited colonists from establishing settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains. This was in hopes of keeping peace after the French and Indian War and Pontiac's Rebellion.
Results of Pontiac's Rebellion:
Parliament sent troops to help maintain peace. They believed colonists should pay for the war and their own defense needed for after the war. Therefore, Parliament passed the Stamp Act.
First Colony to take action against the Stamp Act...
Virginia, led by Patrick Henry
one of the leaders of the protests that led to the Boston Massacre
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